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Rescuers : portraits of moral courage in the Holocaust

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Call Number940.5318 B65r
Dates1992; ©1992
Statement of ResponsibilityGay Block and Malka Drucker ; prologue by Cynthia Ozick ; afterword by Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis.
Creators & ContributorsBlock, Gay (author)
Drucker, Malka (author)
Ozick, Cynthia (contributor)
Schulweis, Harold M. (contributor)
Summary"Malka Drucker and Gay Block spent three years visiting 105 rescuers from ten countries. Their psychologically revealing interviews and photographs speak directly to us in powerful words and images. Block's full-page color portraits accompany each narrative, inviting us to look at these men and women as they are today, people whose faces resemble our own. Would we act as they did? In their own words, forty-nine of the rescuers present a vivid picture of their lives before, during, and after the war as they grapple with the question of why they acted with humanity in a time of barbarism and whether they would do it again... A landmark volume that includes maps, historic photographs from family collections, and a comprehensive introduction by Malka Drucker, Rescuers makes a vital contribution to our understanding of the Holocaust, of the complex factors that made some people refuse the role of passive bystander, and of the profound psychological and ethical issues that still perplex us." —Book jacket
ContentsPrologue / Cynthia Ozick
Introduction / Malka Drucker

The Netherlands
  • Johannes DeVries
  • Arie van Mansum
  • Marion P. van Binsbergen Pritchard
  • Bert Bochove
  • Marguerite Mulder
  • John Weidner
  • Louisa Steenstra
  • Arnold Douwes and Seine Otten
  • Pieter and Joyce Miedema
  • Semmy Riekerk
  • Aart and Johtje Vos
  • Tina Strobos
Belgium
  • Germaine Belinne and Liliane Gaffney
  • Esta Heiber
  • Andree Geulen Herscovici
  • Marie Taquet
France
  • Marc Donadille
  • Emilie Guth and Ermine Orsi
  • Ivan Beltrami
  • Marie-Rose Gineste
Germany
  • Gitta Bauer
  • Fritz Heine
  • Gertrud Luckner
  • Helene Jacobs
  • Maria Countess von Maltzan
Poland
  • Zofia Baniecka
  • Gertruda Babilinska
  • Jan Karski
  • Agnieszka Budna-Widerschal
  • Stefania Podgorska Burzminski
  • Alex and Mela Roslan
  • Irene Gut Opdyke
  • Stefan Raczynski
Czechoslovakia
  • Antonin Kalina
  • Libuse Fries
Hungary
  • Malka Csizmadia
  • Gustav Mikulai
Yugoslavia
  • Ivan Vranetic
Bulgaria
  • Mihael Michaelov
Soviet Union/Ukraine
  • Jean Kowalyk Berger
  • Orest Zahajkewycz and Helena Melnyczuk
  • Amfian Gerasimov
Faces: An Afterword / Harold M. Schulweis
Appendix: Righteous Among the Nations by Country and Ethnic Origin
A Note from the Photographer / Gay Block
Physical Description xvi, 255 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 29 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc.
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (page 253)
RecognitionGifted by Inge Manes