Rigg Bryan Mark - Rescued from the Reich

Author : Rigg Bryan Mark
Title : Rescued from the Reich How one of Hitler"s soldiers saved the Lubavitcher rebbe
Year : 2004

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Foreword by Paula E. Hyman. The stories of rescue of Jews from Nazi slaughter, though regrettably limited in number, are inherently compelling. They usually involve individuals who, for one reason or another, chose to defy authority, breaking with the dominant indifference of their societies to what was happening to the Jews in their midst. Some, like the Huguenots of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in France, who hid thousands of Jews in their village and smuggled others to Switzerland, were motivated by religious conviction, a charismatic and influential pastor, and suspicion of the state honed by their experience as a small Protestant minority in a Catholic land. Others, like Sempo Sugihara, the Japanese consul general in Kovno, Lithuania, were true bystanders who seem to have been offended by state persecution of innocent civilians.Onhis own authority, and in direct violation of his government’s policy, in 1939-40 he issued some sixteen hundred Japanese transit visas to Jews so that they could escape from Soviet-occupied Lithuania. ...

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