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Conferring of the "Hero of Silence" Order on David G. Littman
“Operation Mural”: Casablanca 1961
Presentation by President Shimon Peres
(Presidential Commemoration Ceremony June 1, 2008)
Well, it is a belated ceremony, but it doesn’t lose its value, because what you did stands on its own legs and is not affected by time. I think that the saving of 530 children is, I imagine, the most moving experience a man can have. You say in Hebrew: “The one who saves one life is like the one that saved the life of the whole world.” (*) But when you save 530 children it’s really unforgettable. I want to express, on behalf of our people, our nation, our recognition of your courage, your wisdom, of your determination under extremely difficult conditions at a time when our connections were extremely weak. more>>>