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Description - The Righteous by Martin Gilbert

Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg and Mies Giep- these are names that most of us recognize. What is less well known is the story of the thousands of other ordinary non-Jews all over occupied Europe who similarly risked their own lives and those of their families, and sometimes their whole community, to save Jews from the Nazis. Some of these were civil servants, officials, and diplomats - but many others were ordinary people who had the courage to turn against the general tide of passive collaboration in order to do what seemed right. Martin Gilbert has been collecting their stories for over twenty years, in every occupied country from Norway to Greece, from the Atlantic to the Baltic, and inside the heart of the Third Reich itself. mong those 'righteous gentiles' saving Jewish lives were many Muslims in Bosnia and Albania; the Greek-Orthodox Princess Alice of Greece, Prince Philip's mother, who hid Jews in her home in Athens; the Archbishop of Lvov and his sister, the Mother-Superior of a Ukrainian order, saved hundreds of Jews in churches and monasteries. The whole of the Danish nation, from the King down, were involved in helping all Danish Jews escape. Other heroes include s

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552998505
ISBN-10: 0552998508
Format: Paperback / softback
(199mm x 129mm x 37mm)
Pages: 640
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin Gilbert

Sir Martin Gilbert is Winston Churchill's official biographer, and one of Britain's leading historians. His The Holocaust- The Jewish Tragedy is considered the classic work on the subject, and he is the author of more than sixty other books, including Churchill- A Life, First World War, Second World War, Israel- A History, A History of the Twentieth Century and The Righteous. He lives in London.

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