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Stories of deliverance : speaking with men and women who rescued Jews from the Holocaust

Author: Marek Halter; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, ©1998.
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When Marek Halter was five years old, he and his family fled from the Warsaw Ghetto with the help of two Polish Catholics. Fifty-three years later, now a distinguished French writer and social commentator, Halter returned to Warsaw, and from there went on a quest across Europe, seeking out and interviewing gentiles who had risked their own lives to save the lives of Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
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Halter, Marek.
Stories of deliverance.
Chicago : Open Court, ©1998
(OCoLC)605333136
Online version:
Halter, Marek.
Stories of deliverance.
Chicago : Open Court, ©1998
(OCoLC)630408998
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marek Halter; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0812693647 9780812693645
OCLC Number: 37239026
Description: xvi, 304 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Poland 1994 --
The Warsaw Ghetto --
Save the little children --
Paris to Warsaw --
My own escape, Treblinka --
Sister Ludovica --
Memories of Evil to find Good --
From Ghetto to cupboard --
Three types --
Strange odors in the barn --
You will choose life --
Germany, the culture --
The Pastor's daughter --
The baker's wife --
Protestant Germany --
The Mischling --
Berlin, a furniture shop --
Karpathian Oil --
Schlinder's List --
Tunisia --
Frankfurt --
The Chief of Police --
Amsterdam --
Mother and sons --
Reflections --
Henriette and Annie --
The Jew from Shanghai --
The Japanese form Jerusalem --
The President of Lithuania --
The Danish Nation --
The Sundoe family --
Rabbi ben Melchior --
Boats to Sweden --
Generous? or Just? --
Ships of ill fortune --
New York, New York --
Franco-Swiss border --
Education and Switzerland --
History repeats itself? (Rwanda) --
The Curate's network --
Bosnia --
Istanbul --
The Turkish Consul in France --
Train ride to Nimes --
Cardinal Lustiger explains --
Occupied Paris --
Police station of the Just --
Good neighbors --
The Auvergne --
Doctor's cure --
Pastor Trocme's Plateau --
The Minister's reception --
Culpability --
John Paul II, the Pope --
Postcard from the past --
Passive complicity --
Eichmann thwarted --
Castles in Belgium --
To save a number --
The belt is buckled.
Other Titles: Force du bien.
Responsibility: Marek Halter ; translated by Michael Bernard.

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When Marek Halter was five years old, he and his family fled from the Warsaw Ghetto with the help of two Polish Catholics. Fifty-three years later, now a distinguished French writer and social commentator, Halter returned to Warsaw, and from there went on a quest across Europe, seeking out and interviewing gentiles who had risked their own lives to save the lives of Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe.

From his research with Holocaust survivors, Halter developed a list of "the Just"--Those who, according to Jewish tradition, must exist in each generation in order to save the world from destruction. Halter's encounters with these heroes and with those they saved are described in a series of little stories, interspersed with his own memories and observations. These "just" men and women range from obscure peasants to such notables as former West German chancellor Willy Brandt, the post-Communist leader of Lithuania, and the present Pope. The material of this book also forms the subject of a film directed by Halter, Tzedek: The Righteous.

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