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Other Schindlers : Why Some People Chose to Save Jews in the Holocaust - AGNES GRUNWALD-SPIER

Other Schindlers

Why Some People Chose to Save Jews in the Holocaust

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The inspiring stories of courageous non-Jews who risked their own lives to save Jews from the Holocaust Thanks to Thomas Keneally's book "Schindler's Ark," and the film based on it, "Schindler's List," people have become more aware of the fact that, in the midst of Hitler's extermination of the Jews, courage and humanity could still overcome evil. While six million Jews were murdered by the Nazi regime, some were saved through the actions of non-Jews whose consciences would not allow them to pass by on the other side, and many are honored by Israel's official memorial to Jewish Holocaust victims, Yad Vashem, as "Righteous among the Nations" for their actions. As a baby, Agnes Grunwald-Spier was herself saved from the horrors of Auschwitz by an unknown official, and is now a trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. She has collected the stories of 30 individuals who rescued Jews, providing a new insight into why these people were prepared to risk so much for their fellow men and women. With a foreword by one of the leading experts on the subject, this is an ultimately uplifting account of how some good deeds really do shine in a weary world.

"The Other Schindlers is an inspiring book that helps us to piece together a portrait of the exemplars of moral courage during the holocaust and their motivations." --Jewish Book World
"An important contribution to the literature on the Holocaust." --The NYMAS Review

Forewordp. 7
Acknowledgementsp. 9
Introductionp. 13
Rescuers with Religious Motivesp. 21
Rescuers with Humanitarian Motivesp. 63
Rescuers with Other Motivesp. 101
Conclusionsp. 146
Righteous Among the Nations & Yad Vashemp. 184
Tables
Details of Rescuers and Informantsp. 186
Righteous Among the Nations and National Populationsp. 190
Details of Rescuers and Rescuedp. 192
Notesp. 198
Bibliographyp. 216
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780752457062
ISBN-10: 0752457063
Series: HISTORY PRESS
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 9th July 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 15.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.35