Cover of: The Righteous | Martin Gilbert

The Righteous

The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust

Doubleday 2002 book club edition

Published by Henry Holt and Co. .
Written in English.

About the Edition

Drawing from twenty-five years of original research, Sir Martin Gilbert re-creates the remarkable stories of non-Jews who risked their lives to help Jews during the Holocaust

According to Jewish tradition, "Whoever saves one life, it is as if he saved the entire world." Non-Jews who helped save Jewish lives during World War II are designated Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust archive in Jerusalem. In The Righteous, distinguished historian Sir Martin Gilbert, through extensive interviews, explores the courage of those who-throughout Germany and in every occupied country from Norway to Greece, from the Atlantic to the Baltic-took incredible risks to help Jews whose fate would have been sealed without them. Indeed, many lost their lives for their efforts.

Those who hid Jews included priests, nurses, teachers, neighbors and friends, employees and colleagues, soldiers and diplomats, and, above all, ordinary citizens. From Greek Orthodox Princess Alice of Greece, who hid Jews in her home in Athens, to the Ukrainian Uniate Archbishop of Lviv, who hid hundreds of Jews in his churches and monasteries, to Muslims in Bosnia and Albania, many risked, and lost, everything to help their fellow man.

First Sentence

STARTING IN 1933, as Nazi rule imposed harsher and harsher conditions on the Jews of Germany, many governments opened their gates to Jewish refugees.

Table of Contents

Illustration Credits
List of Maps
1. Rescue in the East
2. Eastern Galicia
3. Vilna
4. Lithuania
5. Poland: The General-Government
6. Warsaw
7. Western Galicia
8. Germany and Austria
9. Germans beyond Germany
10. Central Europe and the Balkans
11. Norway, Finland and Denmark
12. France
13. Belgium and Luxembourg
14. Holland
15. Italy and the Vatican
16. Hungary
17. In the Camps and on the Death Marches
Maps of Places Mentioned in the Text

The Physical Object

Format Hardcover
Number of pages 560
Dimensions 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.6 inches
Weight 2.1 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library OL7932547M
Internet Archive righteousunsun00gilb
ISBN 10 0805062602
ISBN 13 9780805062601
Library Thing 13951
Goodreads 1119377

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