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”.
MnáMondays: Mary Elmes, An Irish Schindler
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Hi, I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now. I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in. Hope you enjoy. View all posts by theirishatwar