The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust

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Macmillan, Feb 4, 2003 - History - 529 pages
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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.
 

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Competent description of "righteous among nations" during the Holocaust. However, despite the historical significance and thrilling nature of the events described, this was a boring and disjointed read. Competent, but not creative or full of curiosity. Read full review

Contents

Rescue in the East I
1
Eastern Galicia
34
Vilna
75
Lithuania
84
The GeneralGovernment
101
Warsaw
128
Western Galicia
165
Germany and Austria
181
Central France and Switzerland
447
Belgium
448
The Brussels region
449
Holland
450
Germany
451
Central Europe
452
Western Poland
453
Central Poland
454

Germans beyond Germany
198
Central Europe and the Balkans
230
Norway Finland and Denmark
250
France
260
Belgium and Luxembourg
294
Holland
320
Italy and the Vatican
356
Hungary
381
In the Camps and on the Death Marches
406
AFTERWORD
433
MAPS OF PLACES MENTIONED IN THE TEXT
445
Western France
446
Lithuania Eastern Poland Byelorussia
455
Eastern Galicia
456
From the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea
457
Italy
458
The Balkans
459
Norway and Denmark
460
Budapest
461
The Righteous
462
BIBLIOGRAPHY
463
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
479
Copyright

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One of Britain's most distinguished historians, Sir Martin Gilbert was knighted in 1995. Among his many books are The Holocaust (0-8050-3848-7), The First World War (0-8050-4734-4), The Second World War (0-8050-1788-7), Churchill: A Life (0-8050-2396-8), and The Boys (0-8050-4403-5).

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