Wynsley Wrigley previews the “Beyond Duty” exhibition which honours 36 diplomats recognised by Israel’s Holocaust museum Yad Vashem as Righteous among the Nations.

The official title of Righteous among the Nations is awarded on behalf of the State of Israel and the Jewish people to non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. The exhibition is to be held at the Gisborne Assembly of God from Monday to Friday:

“Beyond Duty” honours the victims and the heroes of the Holocaust. But more than 70 years after the end of World War 2, the Beyond Duty exhibition serves as more than a history lesson.

Anti-Semitism ‘‘is once again rearing its ugly head — even in our nation,’’ says Pastor Guthrie Boyd. “Gisborne Assembly of God is proud to be able to host this exhibition in Tairawhiti,’’ he said.

“It is important that we learn from history and not forget the bravery of men and women who were determined to do their part to stand against barbarism.”

Read the Gisborne Herald article in full here.

Beyond Duty Assembly of God
82 Grey Street
Monday February 4 to Friday February 8
10am to 3pm.