Category: Medal Recipients

Marion Pritchard

1996, Marion Pritchard

Marion Pritchard protected the lives of 150 Dutch Jews—most of them children—during World War II, using whatever means were at hand. “By 1945 I had lied, stolen, cheated, deceived and even killed,” she told...

Per Anger

1995, Per Anger

In 1944, Per Anger worked with Raoul Wallenberg to save the Jews of Budapest and witnessed Wallenberg’s extraordinary actions. Anger dedicated much of his life to learning the truth about Wallenberg’s disappearance 1945.

Miep Gies reading the incoming letters, June 2001. Photo by Bettina Flitner.

1994, Miep Gies

Gies sheltered Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II. She came to international attention after the posthumous publication of Frank’s diary.

Jan Karski

1991, Jan Karski

As a courier for the Polish government-in-exile and the resistance during World War II, Jan Karski was an early witness to the Holocaust who was among the first to bring detailed evidence to the Allies about the extermination of the Jews in Europe.