During the Holocaust, Noah Van Ouwerkerk’s family saved Jews from the Nazis. Today, Noah is a soldier in the IDF.

During the Holocaust, there were non-Jews who risked their lives in order to save Jews from the Nazis.

These non-Jews are awarded the honorary title of “Righteous Among the Nations.”As of 1 January 2021, Yad Vashem has recognized 27,921 Righteous Among the Nations from 51 countries.

IDF Soldier Noah Van Ouwerkerk’s family is one of those with that title. Here’s her story and her family’s legacy.