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Halter, Marek
Force du bien. English
Stories of deliverance : speaking with men and women who rescued Jews from the Holocaust / Marek Halter ; translated by Michael Bernard
Alternate Title Speaking with men and women who rescued Jews from the Holocaust
Chicago : Open Court, c1998
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  D804.65 .H35 1998    AVAILABLE
Gift from Sid Bolkosky, 2012
Subject(s) Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Interviews
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Interviews
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Physical Description xvi, 304 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes index
Contents Poland 1994 -- The Warsaw Ghetto -- Save the little children -- Paris to Warsaw -- My own escape, Treblinka -- Sister Ludovica -- Memories of Evil to find Good -- From Ghetto to cupboard -- Three types -- Strange odors in the barn -- You will choose life -- Germany, the culture -- The Pastor's daughter -- The baker's wife -- Protestant Germany -- The Mischling -- Berlin, a furniture shop -- Karpathian Oil -- Schlinder's List -- Tunisia -- Frankfurt -- The Chief of Police -- Amsterdam -- Mother and sons -- Reflections -- Henriette and Annie -- The Jew from Shanghai -- The Japanese form Jerusalem -- The President of Lithuania -- The Danish Nation -- The Sundoe family -- Rabbi ben Melchior -- Boats to Sweden -- Generous? or Just? -- Ships of ill fortune -- New York, New York -- Franco-Swiss border -- Education and Switzerland -- History repeats itself? (Rwanda) -- The Curate's network -- Bosnia -- Istanbul -- The Turkish Consul in France -- Train ride to Nimes -- Cardinal Lustiger explains -- Occupied Paris -- Police station of the Just -- Good neighbors -- The Auvergne -- Doctor's cure -- Pastor Trocme's Plateau -- The Minister's reception -- Culpability -- John Paul II, the Pope -- Postcard from the past -- Passive complicity -- Eichmann thwarted -- Castles in Belgium -- To save a number -- The belt is buckled
Summary When Marek Halter was five years old, he and his family fled from the Warsaw Ghetto with the help of two Polish Catholics. Fifty-three years later, now a distinguished French writer and social commentator, Halter returned to Warsaw, and from there went on a quest across Europe, seeking out and interviewing gentiles who had risked their own lives to save the lives of Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe
Note From his research with Holocaust survivors, Halter developed a list of "the Just" - those who, according to Jewish tradition, must exist in each generation in order to save the world from destruction. Halter's encounters with these heroes and with those they saved are described in a series of little stories, interspersed with his own memories and observations. These "just" men and women range from obscure peasants to such notables as former West German chancellor Willy Brandt, the post-Communist leader of Lithuania, and the present Pope. The material of this book also forms the subject of a film directed by Halter, Tzedek: The Righteous
NOTE Gift from Sid Bolkosky, 2012
Alternate Author Library donation, 2012

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