Bookstore Glossary Library Links News Publications Timeline Virtual Israel Experience
Anti-Semitism Biography History Holocaust Israel Israel Education Myths & Facts Politics Religion Travel US & Israel Vital Stats Women
donate subscribe Contact About Home

"Righteous Among the Nations": Statistical Breakdown by Country

As of September 2017, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Israel has recognized 26,513 "Righteous Among the Nations." These non-Jewish men and women hailed from 47 different countries and cooperated to save thousands of Jews from the Nazi horrors.

These figures are the cases made available to Yad Vashem and do not necessarily represent the actual number of rescuers, which is likely greater.

Country

Number of
Rescuers

Country

Number of
Rescuers

Albania

75

Italy

682

Armenia

24

Japan

1

Austria

109

Latvia

136

Belarus

641

Lithuania

891

Belgium

1,731

Luxembourg

1

Bosnia

43

Macedonia

10

Brazil

2

Moldova

79

Bulgaria

20

Montenegro

1

Chile

2

Netherlands

5,595

China

2

Norway

67

Croatia

115

Peru

2

Cuba

1

Poland

6,706

Czech Republic

116

Portugal

3

Denmark

22

Romania

60

Ecuador

1

Russia

204

Egypt

1

Serbia

135

El Salvador

1

Slovakia

572

Estonia

3

Slovenia

10

France

3,995

Spain

9

Georgia

1

Sweden

10

Germany

601

Switzerland

49

Great Britiain

22

Turkey

1

Greece

335

Ukraine

2,573

Hungary

844

USA

5

Indonesia

2

Vietnam

1

Ireland

1

 

 

TOTAL:   26,513


Sources: Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum