Rescue: Heroes of the Holocaust

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Sun, 09/30/2018 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Alpharetta Library
10 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Join us on September 30 as we highlight courageous stories of rescue from the Holocaust.

This program is presented by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust in cooperation with the Alpharetta Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

Open to the Public · Free Admission

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During the Holocaust, people in every European country and from every religious background helped Jews. Whether they saved one life or thousands, they demonstrated the possibility of making courageous choices in extreme circumstances. Consequences for those caught helping Jews were severe. Rescuers risked their own lives and the safety of their family to save others. While these stories lead to popular books and movies, only a tiny percentage of the people targeted for destruction by the Nazis and their collaborators were saved. What motivated these individuals to save Jews? How can we learn from this history?