During their darkest hours, when the Jews of Europe stood mostly abandoned and alone in the face of Nazi persecution, the darkness, was at times, pierced by the shining light of a brave and decent fellow human being who had the courage to come to their rescue.
In this lecture, we will discuss the individuals who took enormous risks to live up to the basic tenets of humanity by rescuing human lives.
In a world and a time of mostly perpetrators and bystanders, these few extraordinary individuals, from many different countries and from all religious backgrounds were the up-standers. These rescuers exhibited courage, empathy, and solidarity and are the true moral heroes of the Holocaust.
“Forged by Fire: Rescuers—Moral Heroes of the Holocaust” is presented in collaboration with Butterflies of Hope & Remembrance.
Andre Krauss is a research fellow at the Institute of Sociology at the Romanian Academy (Bucharest) and holds doctorates in the history of art (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and in social psychology (University of Bucharest, Romania). He is a published art historian and media psychologist.