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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Review: The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust

User Review  - Anne - Goodreads

This was not a book that I found I could sit and read right through. Not only does Mr. Gilbert describe the righteous, he also talks of those who did not live, and it was very hard to take. So I found ... Read full review

Review: The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust

User Review  - Philippa Dowding - Goodreads

I read this book as a companion piece to Martin Gilbert's "The Boys," which I have reviewed on Goodreads. After reading in February 2015 that Mr. Gilbert had died, and was considered one of the ... 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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