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At the Mercy of Strangers: Survival in Nazi Occupied Poland

At the Mercy of Strangers: Survival in Nazi Occupied Poland (Paperback)

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An important addition to Holocaust literature for a number of reasons. It is a document about the survival of one individual and her two children. In and of itself, as a document and a first hand account about survival during the Holocaust, it is worth reading. The book is important because it documents how Polish friends, acquaintances and even strangers helped to ensure the survival of one Jewish family during the bleak days of the Holocaust. These acts of bravery by individuals and families, at grave risk to themselves, is fully documented here, with names, incidents and places. Ordinary farmers, the headmaster of the Sadurki railway station, the regional leader of the underground Polish Army, two priests...each one, in their own way, contributed to the survival of Gitel Hopfeld and her children. It is vital to ensure that the mercy of strangers during the most horrific of times is not forgotten and that these acts of bravery become the genuine measure of humanity.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsGenocide & ethnic cleansingThe HolocaustHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Mosaic Press Publication Date: 28/01/2005 ISBN-13: 9780889628564  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 28/01/2005.  

The translator and editor of this book, Simcha Simchovitch, is an award-winning Canadian Jewish poet, novelist, teacher and scholar. He was the librarian and curator at Beth Tzedec Congregation in Toronto, Ontario. He has received numerous awards, most recently the prestigious J I Segal Award in 2004 and the Canadian Jewish Book Award in 2004.

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