The Resource Heroes of the Holocaust : ordinary Britons who risked their lives to make a difference, Lyn Smith

Heroes of the Holocaust : ordinary Britons who risked their lives to make a difference, Lyn Smith

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Heroes of the Holocaust : ordinary Britons who risked their lives to make a difference
Title
Heroes of the Holocaust
Title remainder
ordinary Britons who risked their lives to make a difference
Statement of responsibility
Lyn Smith
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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 war. 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 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."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
940.53180922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Heroes of the Holocaust : ordinary Britons who risked their lives to make a difference, Lyn Smith
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Heroes of the Holocaust : ordinary Britons who risked their lives to make a difference, Lyn Smith
Publication
Note
Paperback edition published: 2013
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-261) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Originally published: 2012. -Includes bibliographical references and index. -These are the stories of 27 British men and women whose extraordinary actions rescued Jews from Hitler's Final Solution
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25 cm.
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xv, 272 p.
Isbn
9780091940676
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(hbk.)
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Media type code
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Note
Originally published: 2012.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) HAS232257
  • (eLGAR).b26424654
  • (OCoLC)754167833

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