MnáMondays: Mary Elmes, An Irish Schindler

Mary Elmes, from Cork, rescued around 427 children from Nazi extermination camps during WW2, often hiding them in the boot of her car & driving them to safety. She is the only Irish person to receive Israel’s highest award, being named “Righteous Among the Nations”.

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