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Saving one's own : Jewish rescuers during the Holocaust

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Call Number940.5318 P15s
Dates[2017]; ©2017
Statement of ResponsibilityMordecai Paldiel.
Creators & ContributorsPaldiel, Mordecai (author)
Summary"Mordecai Paldiel recounts in vivid detail the many ways in which, at great risk to their own lives, Jews rescued other Jews during the Holocaust. In so doing he puts to rest the widely held belief that all Jews in Nazi-dominated Europe wore blinders and allowed themselves to be led like 'lambs to the slaughter.' Paldiel documents how brave Jewish men and women saved thousands of their fellow Jews through efforts unprecedented in Jewish history... Encyclopedic in scope and organized by country, Saving One’s Own tells the stories of hundreds of Jewish activists who created rescue networks, escape routes, safe havens, and partisan fighting groups to save beleaguered Jewish men, women, and children from the Nazis. The rescuers’ dramatic stories are often shared in their own words, and Paldiel provides extensive historical background and documentation." —Publisher
Contents
  1. Germany and Austria: Outwitting the Nazis in Their Home Base
  2. Poland: Rescue in the Deadliest Place in Europe
  3. Lithuania and Belarus: Getting Out in Time, Refuge in Forest Lairs
  4. Slovakia: Negotiating to Stop Deportations
  5. Hungary: Zionist Diaspora Youth at Its Best, Some Debatable Rescue Undertakings
  6. Croatia and Italy: Children on the Run
  7. France: The Many Who Helped Save Most of the Country's Jews
  8. Belgium: Organized Self-Help, Stopping a Deportation Train
  9. The Netherlands: Pulling the Wool over the SS's Eyes, Hiding and a Run across Borders
  10. Toward Palestine, the Land of Israel: Boat People on the Danube with the Connivance of the Nazis
  11. Switzerland: Outstretched Hands from Nearby
  12. Concentration Camps: Flight and Rescue from Hell on Earth and Challenging Himmler
  13. England: A Rabbi and the Religious Obligation to Save
  14. United States: Organizational Assistance amid Conflicting Agendas
Physical Description xxi, 585 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherLincoln : University of Nebraska Press ; Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society
Notes
  • "Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book" Title page verso
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 549–563) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2018 by Barbara & Herb Silber: "In memory of Esther z'l & Leon Kaufman z'l, Schindler Holocaust Survivors; in honour of their daughter Lyliane Thal on her 70th birthday, whose infinite love for her beautiful parents continues to live in her heart."