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'Life Will Smile' — Israel shows its gratitude to Greek island

Sandy Hausman
August 30, 2018

Sixty-five years ago the Greek island of Zakynthos was devastated by an earthquake. Buildings collapsed and fires spread through the city and countryside. Reconstruction would be expensive, but a surprising benefactor came forward to help. As Sandy Hausman reports, the State of Israel was showing its gratitude for a little-known act of heroism during World War II.

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