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They Were Few


Alexander Bronowski

The first part of the book describes how the author himself was saved. Fleeing the ghetto in 1942 he hid in occupied Poland using forged papers. He survived agonizing wanderings and was able to rescue his little family through his determination and adaptability to changing situations with the help of a handful of non-Jews who gave him a place to hide.
In the second part the author tells of 35 non-Jews who risked their own and their families' lives to save Jews in different countries of Europe during the Shoah.
Contents: In the first part the author narrates his rescue.
In the second, the story of 35 Gentiles: simple farmers in Poland, Ukraine and Holland; decent people in France, Belgium, Holland and Lithuania; anti-Nazi Germans; a Hungarian army officer and diplomats from Sweden and Switzerland.