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The righteous : the unsung heroes of the Holocaust

Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Gilbert re-creates the stories of hundreds of non-Jews who, during the Holocaust, risked their lives to help save Jews from deportation and death. Drawing on twenty-five years of original research, Gilbert takes us through Germany and every occupied country from Norway to Greece, from the Atlantic to the Baltic, where the Righteous, by their lifesaving actions, challenged Nazi barbarism. The Greek Orthodox Princess  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gilbert
ISBN: 0805062602 9780805062601
OCLC Number: 50124720
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-478) and index.
Description: xxvi, 529 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rescue in the East --
Eastern Galicia --
Vilna --
Lithuania --
Poland: General-government --
Warsaw --
Western Galicia --
Germany and Austria --
Germans beyond Germany --
Central Europe and the Balkans --
Norway, Finland and Denmark --
France --
Belgium and Luxembourg --
Holland --
Italy and the Vatican --
Hungary --
Camps and on the Death Marches --
Afterword
Responsibility: Martin Gilbert.
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Gilbert re-creates the stories of hundreds of non-Jews who, during the Holocaust, risked their lives to help save Jews from deportation and death. Drawing on twenty-five years of original research, Gilbert takes us through Germany and every occupied country from Norway to Greece, from the Atlantic to the Baltic, where the Righteous, by their lifesaving actions, challenged Nazi barbarism. The Greek Orthodox Princess Alice, who hid Jewish families in her Athens home; a Polish woman, "the Angel of Lvov," who worked closely with the Roman Catholic Church to obtain false certificates of baptism for those in imminent danger; and Albanian Muslims, who disguised Jews as their own brethren in order for them to be saved, are just a few of the Righteous whom we encounter within these pages. Others were priests and nuns, teachers and diplomats, colleagues and neighbors: above all, "ordinary" men and women, decent human beings. According to Jewish tradition, "Whoever saves one life; it is as if he saved the entire world." The Righteous of Martin Gilbert's book certainly upheld that ideal, as they inspire us with their righteous acts to this day.

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