HEROIC: Man who Saved Victims in Paris Kosher Store Awarded Citizenship

One of the brave few.

A Malian man who saved several hostages during the attack on a kosher market in Paris by hiding them in a refrigerator will be given French citizenship.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Thursday that Lassana Bathily will be given naturalized French status, and the government will honor him during a ceremony on Jan. 20.

Bathily, a 24-year-old Malian citizen who is also Muslim, was working in the Hyper Cacher kosher market in the Vincennes neighborhood of Paris when a gunman entered the building on Jan. 9, killing four.

He ushered customers into a refrigerator in the basement of the store as a gunman stormed the market.

When the attack on the store began, several people sought refuge in the basement of the store. He led them into a refrigerator and turned off the machine.

Read more: Mashable

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