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The search for Major Plagge : the Nazi who saved Jews

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The search for Major Plagge : the Nazi who saved Jews
Call No: 947.93 G64s

Call Number947.93 G64s
Dates2005; ©2005
Statement of ResponsibilityMichael Good.
Creators & ContributorsGood, Michael (author)
Good, William Z. (subject)
Good, Pearl (subject)
Plagge, Karl (subject)
Good, Michael (subject)
Summary"Part detective story, part personal quest, Michael Good’s book is the story of the German commander of a Lithuanian work camp who saved hundreds of Jewish lives in the Vilna ghetto—including the life of Good’s mother, Pearl. Who was this enigmatic officer Pearl Good had spoken of so often? After five years of research—interviewing survivors, assembling a team that could work to open German files untouched for fifty years, following every lead he could, Good was able to uncover the amazing tale of one man’s remarkable courage. And in April 2005 Karl Plagge joined Oskar Schindler and 380 other Germans as a 'Righteous Among the Nations,' honored by the State of Israel for protecting and saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust." —Publisher
ContentsPart I. An American Awakening
  • Introduction
  1. Family Journey
Part II. The Holocaust
  1. The Destruction of the Jews of Vilna
  2. The Gduds
  3. The Esterowicz
Part III. The Search for Major Plagge
  1. Searching Through the Mists of Time
  2. The Discoveries
  3. Who Is a Hero?
Acknowledgments
Glossary
Appendix A. Transcript of the Denazification Trial of Karl Plagge
Appendix B. Letter of Karl Plagge to Attorney Strauss
Appendix C. Good Family Tree
Physical Description 238 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, genealogical table ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Fordham University Press
EditionFirst edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Margaret B.