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Title Unlikely heroes : the place of Holocaust rescuers in research and teaching / edited by Ari Kohen and Gerald J. Steinacher.
Imprint Lincoln ; London : University of Nebraska Press, [2019]

Series Contemporary holocaust studies
Contemporary Holocaust studies.
Subject Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Study and teaching.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Study and teaching.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in textbooks.
Alt Name Kohen, Ari, 1977-
Steinacher, Gerald,
Description 1 online resource (254 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction / Ari Kohen and Gerald J. Steinacher -- Part 1. Research about rescue ; Holocaust rescuers in historical and academic scholarship / Roy G. Koepp ; The saved and the betrayed: hidden Jews in the Nazi protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia / Benjamin Frommer ; The final rescue? Liberation and the Holocaust / Mark Celinscak ; The war refugee board: formulating rescue from Washington / Rebecca Erbelding ; Raol Wallenberg: the making of an American hero / Michael Dick ; The university in exile and the garden of Eden: Alvin Johnson and his rescue efforts for European Jews and intellectuals / Gerald J. Steinacher and Brian Barmettler -- Part 2. Teaching about rescue ; From saints to sinners: teaching about the motivations of rescuers of Jews through documentary and feature films / Lawrence Baron ; Complicating the narrative: Oskar Schindler, Schindler's list, and the classroom / Mark Gudgel ; Teaching the lesson of moral courage through writing / Liz Feldstern and Amanda Ryan -- Suggested further reading and films.
Summary Classes and books on the Holocaust often center on the experiences of victims, perpetrators, and bystanders, but rescuers also occupy a prominent space in Holocaust courses and literature even though incidents of rescue were relatively few and rescuers constituted less than 1 percent of the population in Nazi-occupied Europe. As inspiring figures and role models, rescuers challenge us to consider how we would act if we found ourselves in similarly perilous situations of grave moral import. Their stories speak to us and move us. Yet this was not always the case. Seventy years ago these brave men and women, today regarded as the Righteous Among the Nations, went largely unrecognized; indeed, sometimes they were even singled out for abuse from their co-nationals for their selfless actions. Unlikely Heroes traces the evolution of the humanitarian hero, looking at the ways in which historians, politicians, and filmmakers have treated individual rescuers like Raoul Wallenberg and Oskar Schindler, as well as the rescue efforts of humanitarian organizations. Contributors in this edited collection also explore classroom possibilities for dealing with the role of rescuers, at both the university and the secondary level.
ISBN 9781496216328 (electronic bk.)
1496216326 (electronic bk.)
9781496216304 (epub)
149621630X (epub)
9781496216311 (mobi)
1496216318 (mobi)
9781496208927 (paperback alkaline paper)
1496208927 (paperback alkaline paper)
OCLC # 1088892114
Additional Format Print version: Unlikely heroes. Lincoln ; London : University of Nebraska Press, [2019] 9781496208927 (DLC) 2018047771 (OCoLC)1057238595

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