March 10, 2008

Holocaust museum to honor Helena Bonham Carter's grandfather for saving Jews

Interesting side note. The Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem will honor the grandfather of actress Helena Bonham Carter this week for his efforts that helped save thousands of Jews from Nazi persecution during World War II, The Observer reported on Sunday. Eduardo Propper de Callejon, Bonham Carter's maternal grandfather, will be named by Yad Vashem as one of the Righteous Among the Nations, according to the report. 'He was such a modest man and he was never acknowledged for whathe did,' Bonham Carer said, while in Surrey, England filming the new Harry Potter movie. 'I don't think I fully appreciated it myself until now.' Propper de Callejon helped thousands of refugees sneak into Spain while serving as Spanish First Secretary in Bordeaux during the war. Over 21,000 Righteous Gentiles have been recognized to date.