Rescue : the story of how gentiles saved Jews in the Holocaust
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Rescue : the story of how gentiles saved Jews in the Holocaust

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Rescue : the story of how gentiles saved Jews in the Holocaust
Call No: YA 940.5315 M52r

Call NumberYA 940.5315 M52r
Statement of Responsibilityby Milton Meltzer.
Creators & ContributorsMeltzer, Milton (author)
SummaryA recounting drawn from historic source material of the many individual acts of heroism performed by righteous gentiles who sought to thwart the extermination of the Jews during the Holocaust.

Between the years 1933 and 1945, Adolf Hitler organized the Murder of six million Jews while the world looked on silently. But not all people stood back in fear. In every Nazioccupied Country, at every level of society, there were non-Jews who had the courage to resist. From the king of Denmark, refusing to force Jewish Danes to wear yellow stars, to the Dutch student, registering Jewish babies as Gentiles and hiding children in her home, a small number of people had the strength to reject the inhumanity they were ordered to support. 

Here are their stories: thrilling, terrifying, and most of all, inspiring. For in the horror that was the Holocaust, some human decency could still shine through.

  1. A darkness everywhere
  2. The countess Marushka
  3. For friends—or strangers
  4. The sin of hiding Jews
  5. Schindler's Jews
  6. The miracle of Le Chambon
  7. A nation of rescuers
  8. A legend among Jews
  9. Fear nothing
  10. It was the right thing to do
  11.  A piece of bread, a bowl of soup
  12. Whoever saves a single soul
Physical Description 168 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherCambridge: Harper & Row, Publishers
EditionFirst Edition
  • Bibliography: pages 160–164
  • Includes index
  • American Library Association (ALA) Notable Children's Book, 1988; Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor Book, 1989
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Age 12 and up