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The rescue of Jews in German occupied Western Europe

Moore, Bob

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[Introduction]:The questions of why and how non-Jews helped Jews to escape or go into hiding to avoid persecution and deportation during the Nazi period has been a consistently debated element in the wider historiography of the Holocaust ever since 1945. The study of rescue and rescuers were given an added impetus after the creation of Yad Vashem in the early 1950s and the formal honouring people recognized as ‘righteous among the nations’. Research on the Holocaust continues to identify...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMoore, Bob
dc.date.accessioned2003-08-15
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-19T18:18:16Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:35:32Z
dc.date.available2004-05-19T18:18:16Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:35:32Z
dc.date.created2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/41790
dc.description.abstract[Introduction]:The questions of why and how non-Jews helped Jews to escape or go into hiding to avoid persecution and deportation during the Nazi period has been a consistently debated element in the wider historiography of the Holocaust ever since 1945. The study of rescue and rescuers were given an added impetus after the creation of Yad Vashem in the early 1950s and the formal honouring people recognized as ‘righteous among the nations’. Research on the Holocaust continues to identify individuals who meet the criteria for the award, and the shelves of bookshops devoted to Holocaust memoirs bear witness to the continuing popularity of the topic with the book-buying public. However, the focus on rescuers as a few righteous and well-motivated individuals who helped, when others were indifferent or positively hostile, has served to create a rather skewed historiography, and one that is in urgent need of reappraisal.
dc.format.extent1 vol.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherNational Europe Centre (NEC), The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNational Europe Centre (NEC) Paper: No. 103
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subjectJews
dc.subjectNazi-occupied Western Europe
dc.subjectreligious rescuers
dc.subjectHolocaust historiography
dc.subjectsocial histories
dc.titleThe rescue of Jews in German occupied Western Europe
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationmonthjul
local.identifier.citationyear2003
local.identifier.eprintid1873
local.rights.ispublishedno
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationNational Europe Centre
local.contributor.affiliationANU
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES)

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