Fountain of the Righteous

Fountain of the Righteous


Just outside the Museum, the Michael and Jacqueline Ferro Fountain of the Righteous pays special tribute to those named by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations. A peaceful place for quiet reflection, the fountain is encircled by plaques that pay tribute to Gentile families who risked their own lives to rescue Jews during the Holocaust.

To-date the museum has honored seventy-one people for their heroic and courageous efforts to rescue Jewish refugees during the war. The Museum continues to celebrate the Righteous Among the Nations by adding new names to the Ferro Fountain throughout the years.

Learn more about the Righteous Among the Nations program >

View biographies of those named Righteous Among the Nations >


CBS Chicago | Italian Family, Polish Man Honored By Illinois Holocaust Museum

They risked their lives to help victims of the Holocaust and on Wednesday, three people were honored for their selfless acts.
Watch online >



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