When Light Pierced the Darkness: Christian Rescue of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Poland

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Oxford, 1986 - History - 262 pages
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Everyone knows the name of Anne Frank but few people remember anything about the people who sheltered her. Who were the rescuers and what motivated them to risk their lives for persecuted Jews? Clearly such people deserve to be remembered and honored. And clearly an understanding of their motivations may help us cultivate such behavior in our own day.
Focusing on such "righteous Christians," Tec, herself a survivor helped by Poles, vividly recreates what it was like to pass and hide among Christians and what it was like for Poles to rescue Jews. Concentrating on Poland, the Nazi center for Jewish annihilation, Tec amassed a vast array of published accounts, unpublished testimonies, and interviews, yielding case histories of over 500 Polish helpers, preserving for posterity the heroism of such people, and filling a significant gap in our knowledge of the Holocaust.

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An intriguing study of what motivated Christian Poles to protect Jews during the holocaust. (Poland was ground zero of the Nazi's genocidal efforts.) Read full review

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Nechama Tec is Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut and the author of Dry Tears: The Story of a Lost Childhood.

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