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Category: Biography: Historical, Political & Military|
The author of the book: Lyn Smith
Edition: Ebury Publishing
Date of issue: 20 Feb 2012
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 32.21 MB
City - Country: London, United Kingdom
Full description of the book Heroes of the Holocaust : Ordinary Britons Who Risked Their Lives to Make a Difference:In March 2010, twenty-seven Britons who took matters into their own hands to protect Jews from the Nazis during one of the darkest times in human history were formally recognised as 'Heroes of the Holocaust' by the British Government. The silver medal, inscribed with the words 'In the Service of Humanity', was created to acknowledge those 'whose selfless actions preserved life in the face of persecution'. Gordon Brown described the medal's recipients, who risked their lives to save those of Jewish friends, or complete strangers, as, 'true British heroes and a source of national pride for all of PDF us. They were shining beacons of hope in the midst of terrible evil because they were prepared to take a stand against prejudice, hatred and intolerance.' Some, like Frank Foley, a British spy whose cover was working at the British embassy in Berlin, took huge risks issuing forged visas to enable around 10,000 Jews to escape Germany before the outbreak of World War 2. Others, like the ten British POWs who hid and cared for Hannah Sarah Rigler as she escaped from a death march, showed great humanity in the face of horrendous cruelty and suffering. All the recipients of the award were ePub ordinary people, acting on no one's authority but their own, who found they could not stand idly by in the face of this great evil. Heroes of the Holocaust collects for the first time the remarkable stories of the recipients of the medal. Written by acclaimed Holocaust historian Lyn Smith, it is a moving testament to the bravery of those whose inspiring actions stand out in stark relief at a time of such horror.
About the author Lyn SmithLyn Smith lectures in International Relations and Human Rights at the Webster University (USA) in London. Over the past thirty years she has worked continuously as a freelance interviewer for the Imperial War Museum Holocaust Sound Archive, and was specially commissioned for the IWM Holocaust Exhibition established in the late 1990s. She is the author of the bestselling Forgotten Voices of the Holocaust.
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