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Description - A Conspiracy Of Decency by Emmy E. Werner

The dramatic and compelling rescue of the Danish Jews from the hands of the Nazis, told through firsthand accounts and personal stories. The people of Denmark managed to save almost their countrys entire Jewish population from extinction in a spontaneous act of humanity one of the most compelling stories of moral courage in the history of World War II. Drawing on many personal accounts, Emmy Werner tells the story of the rescue of the Danish Jews from the vantage-point of living eyewitnesses- the last survivors of an extraordinary conspiracy of decency that triumphed in the midst of the horrors of the Holocaust. A Conspiracy of Decency chronicles the acts of people of good will from several nationalities. Among them were the German Georg F. Duckwitz, who warned the Jews of their impending deportation, the Danes who hid them and ferried them across the Oresund, and the Swedes who gave them asylum. Regardless of their social class, education, and religious and political persuasion, the rescuers all shared one important characteristic: they defined their humanity by their ability to act with great compassion. These people never considered themselves heroes they simply felt that they w

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813342788
ISBN-10: 0813342783
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 154mm x 13mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Basic Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Emmy E. Werner

Emmy E. Werner is a developmental psychologist and research professor at the University of California at Davis. She is the author of many books, including Through the Eyes of Innocents (Westview Press 2000) Reluctant Witnesses (Westview Press, 1998) Pioneer Children on the Journey West (Westview Press 1995).

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