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Defying the Holocaust: Ten Courageous Chrisitians who Supported Jews

In the darkest days of the Second World War, the Nazis murdered approximately six million European Jews, Defying the Holocaust tells ten stories of Christians from different countries, various churches and contrasting situations who courageously strove to protect and save Jews. They include:

  • A Quaker teacher in Nazi Berlin who led an underground rescue network
  • A Polish Catholic midwife in Auschwitz who defied the infamous Dr Mengele
  • An interned English missionary who concealed a Polish Jew in her bathroom
  • The 'Vatican Pimpernel', a flamboyant Irish Monsignor who oversaw daring rescues

Executed by the Nazis after smuggling more than two hundred Jews to safety, the Dutch Christian Joop Westerweel quoted Matthew's Gospel: 'Those who lose their life for my sake will find it.'

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