(JTA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited to the Moscow parade commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany the families of Jewish partisans who rebelled at the Sobibor death camp.
Putin’s office invited 12 people related to seven rebels at Sobibor to the Victory Day march May 9 in his nation’s capital. His office is paying travel and accommodation expenses for the visitors from Israel, according to one of the guests, Lea Hirsch.
This will be the first time that descendants of the Sobibor Uprising are invited to the official parade in Moscow.
“It’s a great honor and terrific recognition,” Hirsch said of …read more