The Righteous

The Righteous

The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust

Book - 2003 | 1st American ed.
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Baker & Taylor
Draws on extensive interviews to acknowledge the courage and sacrifices of non-Jewish individuals who worked to save Jewish lives during World War II, relating the stories of such figures as Greek Orthodox princess Alice of Greece, the Ukrainian Uniate Archbishop of Lvov, and Muslims in Bosnia and Albania. 25,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust

Drawing from twenty-five years of original research, Sir Martin Gilbert re-creates the remarkable stories of non-Jews who risked their lives to help Jews during the Holocaust

According to Jewish tradition, "Whoever saves one life, it is as if he saved the entire world." Non-Jews who helped save Jewish lives during World War II are designated Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust archive in Jerusalem. In The Righteous, distinguished historian Sir Martin Gilbert, through extensive interviews, explores the courage of those who-throughout Germany and in every occupied country from Norway to Greece, from the Atlantic to the Baltic-took incredible risks to help Jews whose fate would have been sealed without them. Indeed, many lost their lives for their efforts.

Those who hid Jews included priests, nurses, teachers, neighbors and friends, employees and colleagues, soldiers and diplomats, and, above all, ordinary citizens. From Greek Orthodox Princess Alice of Greece, who hid Jews in her home in Athens, to the Ukrainian Uniate Archbishop of Lvov, who hid hundreds of Jews in his churches and monasteries, to Muslims in Bosnia and Albania, many risked, and lost, everything to help their fellow man.

Blackwell North Amer
Having chronicled the horrors of Nazi-dominated Europe in major works on the Holocaust and the Second World War, the distinguished historian Sir Martin Gilbert now turns his attention to the subject of altruism in that period. In this extraordinary volume, Gilbert re-creates the stories of hundreds of non-Jews who, during the Holocaust, risked their lives to help save Jews from deportation and death.

& Taylor

Relates stories of the courage and sacrifices of non-Jewish individuals who worked to save Jewish lives during World War II.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, c2003.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780805062601
Characteristics: xxvi, 529 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.


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Aug 02, 2012

This subject is so important to read about but overwhelming; you actually feel despairing.
It must surely have been humanity's lowest point so far (eg. standing in railcars for 10 day with no food/water/facilities in freezing weather).
This book is exhausting to read because it's like reading a million index cards. There are so many details your brain gets overloaded. It is really more of a Reference book and should be in that section. Borrow for research only, it's not readable.


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