The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust

Book - 2003
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According to Jewish tradition, "Whoever saves one life, it is as if he saved the entire world." Non-Jews who helped save Jewish lives during World War II are designated Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust archive in Jerusalem. In The Righteous, distinguished historian Sir Martin Gilbert, through extensive interviews, explores the courage of those who throughout Germany and in every occupied country from Norway to Greece, from the Atlantic to the Baltic-took incredible risks to help Jews whose fate would have been sealed without them. Indeed, many lost their lives for their efforts. Those who hid Jews included priests, nurses, teachers, neighbours and friends, employees and colleagues, soldiers and diplomats, and, above all, ordinary citizens. From Greek Orthodox Princess Alice of Greece, who hid Jews in her home in Athens, to the Ukrainian Uniate Archbishop of Lvov, who hid hundreds of Jews in his churches and monasteries, to Muslims in Bosnia and Albania, many risked, and lost, everything to help their fellow man. (January 2003)
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Key Porter : 2003
ISBN: 9781552635124
Branch Call Number: 940.5315 G374r
Characteristics: 529p illus


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Aug 02, 2012

This subject is so important to read about but overwhelming; you actually feel despairing.
It must surely have been humanity's lowest point so far (eg. standing in railcars for 10 day with no food/water/facilities in freezing weather).
This book is exhausting to read because it's like reading a million index cards. There are so many details your brain gets overloaded. It is really more of a Reference book and should be in that section. Borrow for research only, it's not readable.

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