Legendary singer Charles Aznavour receives Wallenberg medal!
French Armenian singing legend Charles Aznavour was honored in Israel on Thursday, October 26, 2017 for his family's efforts to protect Jews and others persecuted by the Nazis during World War II. The singer's parents hid Jews in their home during the Nazi occupation of France. Aznavour and his sister Aida gave up their beds for the new guests and took part in what their parents were doing.
President Reuven Rivlin presented him with The Raoul Wallenberg Award, named for Swedish diplomat who helped thousands of Jews flee Nazi-controlled Hungary during World War II.
We are very proud to congratulate our dear friend on the receipt of this great honor.