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To save a life : stories of Holocaust rescue

Author: Ellen Land-Weber; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Holocaust takes on a riveting immediacy in these true stories of an everyday, understated heroism that saved thousands of Jews from annihilation at the hands of the Third Reich. Combining personal interviews with contemporary and vintage photographs, To Save a Life pairs the stories of a handful of rescuers with those of people they saved." "These stories of courage and risk, set in Holland, Poland, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Interviews
Personal narratives
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Land-Weber; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0252025156 9780252025150
OCLC Number: 42690021
Description: ix, 331 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Holland. Like violets in the woods. Tina Strobos ; Bram Pais ; Erika van Hestern. You have it in you. Bert Bochove ; Henny Juliard ; Yettie Mendels. A child just like you. Mirjam Pinkhof ; Sophie Yaari ; Joseph Heinrich --
Czechoslovakia. I saw something terrible. Anna and Jaruslav Chlup ; Herman Feder. Another side of the story. Barbara Szymanska Makuch ; Halina Szymanska Ogrodzinska ; Dr. Olga Lilien ; Rachel Litowitz. The important thing was to survive. John Damski ; Christine Damski.
Responsibility: Ellen Land-Weber.


Documenting the story of some Jewish survivors from the Holocaust, and the extraordinary ordinary people who risked their lives to become rescuers, this is a photo-essay book.  Read more...


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"A book that anyone interested in the history of World War II should know about. But it is more about the human capacity for selfless action and about memory than about history in any narrow sense. Read more...

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