The Other Schindlers: Why Some People Chose to Save Jews in the Holocaust

Author(s): Agnes Grunwald-Spier

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'The author's painstaking research has unearthed a large number of fascinating stories which have never previously been told. This is a book to dip into with great interest' The Association of Jewish Refugees Thanks to Thomas Keneally's book Schindler's Ark, and the film based on it, Schindler's List, we have become more aware of the fact that, in the midst of Hitler's extermination of the Jews, courage and humanity could still overcome evil. While 6 million Jews were murdered by the Nazi regime, some were saved through the actions of non-Jews whose consciences would not allow them to pass by on the other side, and many are honoured by Yad Vashem as 'Righteous Among the Nations' for their actions. As a baby, Agnes Grunwald-Spier was herself saved from the horrors of Auschwitz by an unknown official, and is now a trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. She has collected together the stories of thirty individuals who rescued Jews, and these provide a new insight into why these people were prepared to risk so much for their fellow men and women. With a foreword by Sir Martin Gilbert, one of the leading experts on the subject, and now with additional information brought to light as a result of the book's first publication, this is an ultimately uplifting account of how some good deeds really do shine in a weary world. "Agnes Grunwald-Spier has written that rarest of works, a book about the Holocaust that lifts the spirit and shows us beyond possibility of doubt that individuals can make a difference, take a stand against evil, and rescue for all time a vestige of faith in our common humanity. By telling the story of those who saved lives often at the risk of their own, she has given us a most moving series of vignettes of unselfconscious courage to inspire us, should the time ever come again, to defeat hate in the name of our shared fate." Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

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'In my lifetime I have read some 300+ books about the Holocaust. I can unequivocally say that Agnes Grunwald-Spier's The Other Schindlers is one of the best Holocaust books I have read in the last few years. Superbly researched, beautifully written, Ms Grunwald-Spier brings vividly to life the stories of some of the people who risked everything to help Jews when everyone else could�seemingly care less. This is a book to cherish and one to be consulted repeatedly in the years to come.' Anthony Anderson, Holocaust Studies Librarian, University of Southern California

AGNES GRUNWALD-SPIER holds degrees in History & Politics and Holocaust Studies, and is a trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, a member of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, a member of the Architects' Registration Board and a Justice of the Peace. She divides her time between Sheffield and London. www.agnesgrunwaldspier.com

General Fields

  • : 9780752459677
  • : The History Press Ltd
  • : The History Press Ltd
  • : June 2011
  • : 198mm X 125mm
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : Illustrations, ports.
  • : Agnes Grunwald-Spier
  • : Paperback