Certificate of Honour given to Father Raile
Father Jacob Raile, S.J.
Father Raile was recognized by the State of Israel for helping to rescue Jews during the Holocaust.
"His name shall be forever engraved on the honour wall in the garden of the righteous, at Yad Vashem Jerusalem," declared the document honoring him on February 24, 1992.
Father Raile was a native of Hungary and a member of the Hungarian Province of the Society of Jesus. Born on October 6, 1894, at Vaskut (Bacs-Kiskun) in Hungary, he entered the Jesuit Order (Society of Jesus) on August 14, 1912, and died on September 5, 1949, in Newark, New Jersey.
He had escaped Hungary after the Communists took over the country and came to the United States where he taught German at Boston College High School before he was killed in a highway crash.