The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust

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Henry Holt and Company, Feb 1, 2004 - History - 592 pages
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“As a researcher and collector of historical source material, Mr. Gilbert has no peer among
contemporary historians.” —The New York Times

According to Jewish tradition, “Whoever saves one life, it is as if he saved the entire world.” In The Righteous, distinguished historian Sir Martin Gilbert explores the courage of those who, throughout Germany and in every occupied country, took incredible risks to help Jews whose fate would have been sealed without them. Indeed, many lost their lives for their efforts.

From Greek-Orthodox Princess Alice of Greece to the Ukrainian Uniate Archbishop of Lvov, from priests and soldiers to employees and neighbors, many risked, and sacrificed, everything to help their fellow man. Drawing from twenty-five years of original research, Gilbert re-creates the remarkable stories of the non-Jews who have received formal recognition by the State of Israel as Righteous Among the Nations.

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

This was one of those books that you're happy that you're reading because you believe you are learning something of importance, but that is hard to get through none the less. In this particular ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather Tomlinson - Goodreads

This book manages to find hope amongst that most harrowing of subjects: the Holocaust. It is a run-through of hundreds of stories of people who risked their lives and faced torture in order to rescue ... Read full review

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Martin Gilbert is the author of eight books on Holocaust themes, a subject on which he has been writing for forty years. In 1995 he was knighted “for services to British history and international relations.”

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