WOW-- I am always so humbled when i read about the Holocaust-- I remember at my Pop-Pops funeral all of the men and women who were teens and younger had their numbers tatooed on them--
This is the story: (From the back) From 1933-1945 Hitler set out to take over Europe. By the end of this time he had killed 6,000,000 (nop I wish it was a typo)
Yet in the midst of it there were good human beings (non Jews who helped to save Jews all over the world. Miep and her husband (hid Anne Frank and her family for over 2 yrs) and was the one to rescue her diary--Oskar Schindler and his wife rescued more than 1,200 Jews
Ansd so on-- A remarkable book-touching haunting and makes you realize the true human "spirit"
Sweet short stories about the good people who helped Jews escape the Holocaust.
This is a very inspirational quick read. Even though I have seen "Shindler's List" this book gave more insight into who the man really was and how he used his personality to manipulate the Nazi's. What I did not know was how difficult his life was after the war because anti-semitism was rampant and people would sneer at him on the street. There are five main stories in the book and then six shorter stories at the end. This book tells the stories of non-Jews who risked their lives to save people during dangerous times. It makes me wonder if I had lived during that time and place would I have been one of those people that risked my life to help innocent people or would I have been like most people that turned them in to the secret police? I would like to think it is the former but I honestly don't know.
Great book with facinating stories of courage in WWII.
Wonderful Book! Easy read, great for adults and young adults too.