Ambassador Barbier bestowed the Medal of national Order of Merit on Hélène Joffe [fr]
On 29th October 2013, H.E. Elisabeth Barbier, Ambassador of France, had the pleasure of bestowing the Medal of Knight of the French National Order of Merit on Mrs Hélène Joffe.
As a Holocaust survivor, Hélène Joffe has been honoured for her promotion of the memory of Shoah as well as her commitment towards new generations both in the Jewish school of Herzlia and in the German school, to which she conveyed her testimony and her love for the French language.
Hélène Joffe is also a volunteer at the Cape Town Holocaust Center.