The book of the just : the silent heroes who saved Jews from Hitler
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The book of the just : the silent heroes who saved Jews from Hitler

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The book of the just : the silent heroes who saved Jews from Hitler
Call No: 940.5315 S58b

Call Number940.5315 S58b
Statement of ResponsibilityEric Silver.
Creators & ContributorsSilver, Eric (author)
SummaryIsrael has honored more than 10,000 men and women who risked their lives, freedom, and careers to save Jews in a Nazi Europe where it was open season for their systematic and random slaughter. The Book of the Just tells the stories of forty of these "righteous among the nations," unsung heroes of the Holocaust, ordinary people who showed extraordinary courage, daring, and simple human decency in the face of almost unspeakable horrorat a time when most people looked the other way. They came from many countries, religions, and walks of life, but they all shared a burning faith in individual responsibility and a passionate commitment to justice.
ContentsPrologue: To Fight the Evil

  1. Conspirators of Goodness. Nieuwlande. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. Andonno

  2. The Honourable Consuls. Giorgio Perlasca. Sempo Sugihara. Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz. Aristides de Sousa Mendes. Louis Haefliger. Friedrich Born

  3. Prisoners' Prisoners. Charles Coward. Adelaide Hautval. Ten British POWs

  4. The Church Defiant. Erik Myrgren. Gabor Sztehlo. Archbishop Damaskinos. Joseph Andre. Rufino Nicacci. Anna Borkowska

  5. The Benevolent Crescent. Mustafa Hardaga. Selahattin Ulkumen. Refik Veseli

  6. An Act of Resistance. Ona Simaite. Stanislaw Dutkievicz. Wladislawa Choms. Henryk Grabowski. Leonard Glinski. Witold Fomienko. Joseph Jaksy. Alexa Puti. Yvonne Nevejean. Alice Ferrieres. Georges Dumas. Joszef Antall. Halfdan Ullman

  7. The Few Who Disobeyed. Hugo Armann. Anton Schmid. Eberhard and Donata Helmrich. Roman Erich Petsche. Oskar Schindler. Max Schmeling. Maria von Maltzan

Epilogue: Whys and Wherefores
Physical Description x, 175 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherLondon : Weidenfeld and Nicolson
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 169–170) and index
RecognitionGifted by Ronnie Tessler