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The Resource The righteous : the unsung heroes of the Holocaust, Martin Gilbert

The righteous : the unsung heroes of the Holocaust, Martin Gilbert

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The righteous : the unsung heroes of the Holocaust
Title
The righteous
Title remainder
the unsung heroes of the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Martin Gilbert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Having chronicled the horrors of Nazi-dominated Europe in major works on the Holocaust and the Second World War, the distinguished historian Sir Martin Gilbert now turns his attention to the subject of altruism in that period. In this extraodinary volume, Gilbert re-creates the stories of hundreds of non-Jews who, during the Holocaust, risked their lives to help save Jews from deportation and death. Drawing on twenty-five years of original research, Gilbert takes us through Germany and every occupied country from Norway to Greece, from the Atlantic to the Baltic, where the Righteous, by their lifesaving actions, challenged Nazi barbarism. The Greek Orthodox Princess Alice, who hid Jewish families in her Athens home; a Polish woman, "the Angel of Lvov," who worked closely with the Roman Catholic Church to obtain false certificates of baptism for those in imminent danger; and Albanian Muslims, who disguised Jews as their own brethren in order for them to be saved, are just a few of the Righteous whom we encounter within these pages. Others were priests and nuns, teachers and diplomats, colleagues and neighbors: above all, "ordinary" men and women, decent human beings. According to Jewish tradition, "Whoever saves one life; it is as if he saved the entire world." The Righteous of Martin Gilbert's book certainly upheld that ideal, as they inspire us with their righteous acts to this day
Summary
Relates stories of the courage and sacrifices of non-Jewish individuals who worked to save Jewish lives during World War II
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
171083
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/1835/0922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the unsung heroes of the Holocaust
Label
The righteous : the unsung heroes of the Holocaust, Martin Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-478) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Rescue in the East -- Eastern Galicia -- Vilna -- Lithuania -- Poland: General-government -- Warsaw -- Western Galicia -- Germany and Austria -- Germans beyond Germany -- Central Europe and the Balkans -- Norway, Finland and Denmark -- France -- Belgium and Luxembourg -- Holland -- Italy and the Vatican -- Hungary -- Camps and on the Death Marches -- Afterword -- Maps of places mentioned in the text -- Bibliography -- Illustration credits -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxvi, 529 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805062601
Lccn
2002027306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Stock number
BRO-copy20040810-143
System control number
ocm50124720
Label
The righteous : the unsung heroes of the Holocaust, Martin Gilbert
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-478) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Rescue in the East -- Eastern Galicia -- Vilna -- Lithuania -- Poland: General-government -- Warsaw -- Western Galicia -- Germany and Austria -- Germans beyond Germany -- Central Europe and the Balkans -- Norway, Finland and Denmark -- France -- Belgium and Luxembourg -- Holland -- Italy and the Vatican -- Hungary -- Camps and on the Death Marches -- Afterword -- Maps of places mentioned in the text -- Bibliography -- Illustration credits -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxvi, 529 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805062601
Lccn
2002027306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Stock number
BRO-copy20040810-143
System control number
ocm50124720

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