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Unlikely heroes : the place of Holocaust rescuers in research and teaching

Author: Ari Kohen; Gerald Steinacher
Publisher: Lincoln [Nebraska] ; London : University of Nebraska Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Contemporary Holocaust studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the evolution of the humanitarian hero, looking at the ways in which historians, politicians, and filmmakers have treated individual rescuers like Raoul Wallenberg and Oskar Schindler, as well  Read more...

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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ari Kohen; Gerald Steinacher
ISBN: 9781496208927 1496208927
OCLC Number: 1057238595
Description: 254 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Ari Kohen and Gerald J. Steinacher --
Part 1. Research about rescue ; Holocaust rescuers in historical and academic scholarship / Roy G. Koepp ; The saved and the betrayed: hidden Jews in the Nazi protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia / Benjamin Frommer ; The final rescue? Liberation and the Holocaust / Mark Celinscak ; The war refugee board: formulating rescue from Washington / Rebecca Erbelding ; Raol Wallenberg: the making of an American hero / Michael Dick ; The university in exile and the garden of Eden: Alvin Johnson and his rescue efforts for European Jews and intellectuals / Gerald J. Steinacher and Brian Barmettler --
Part 2. Teaching about rescue ; From saints to sinners: teaching about the motivations of rescuers of Jews through documentary and feature films / Lawrence Baron ; Complicating the narrative: Oskar Schindler, Schindler's list, and the classroom / Mark Gudgel ; Teaching the lesson of moral courage through writing / Liz Feldstern and Amanda Ryan --
Suggested further reading and films.
Series Title: Contemporary Holocaust studies.
Responsibility: edited by Ari Kohen and Gerald J. Steinacher.

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