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Sheltering the Jews: Stories of Holocaust Rescuers

Author: 
Mordecai Paldiel (Author)
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Description

From the riveting testimonies and files housed at Yad Vashem, Holocaust historian Mordecai Paldiel presents dozens of stories of the circumstances and odds facing Jews inside Nazi-dominated Europe and those who would help them. Highlighting the aid and assistance of non-Jews, Paldeil demonstrates that the awesome efficiency of the Nazi death machine did not rule out heroism by ordinary people, in spite of risks. Stories and photos focused on conditions of sheltering, movement of people across borders, passing as a gentile, rescues of children, an dangers of detection epitomize the radical altruism, courage, and ingenuity that helped some Jews to survive the darkest moment in history.
ISBN: 
9780800628970
Price: 
$23.00
Release date: 
January 24, 1996
Pages: 
236
Width: 
9.13
Height: 
5

Excerpts

"No one is in a better position than Mordecai Paldiel to select the tales that need to be told about sacrifice and heroism among the gentiles (including some Christians) who—in the belly of the beast—defied the killing machines of the Nazi Third Reich. . . . A great read for its stories, Mordecai Paldiel's book also displays profound wrestling with human identity in life and death."
--Franklin H. Littell
Temple University

Table of Contents

Foreword by Franklin H. Littell
1. Introduction
2. Hiding and Sheltering Conditions
3. The Art of Passing
4. Movement from Place to Place
5. Children on the Run
6. Special Rescue Stories
7. Dangers of Detection
8. The Significance of the "righteous" Deeds
Appendix:
The Righteous among the Nations at Yad Vashem
Notes
Bibliography
Index