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Did anyone stick up for the Jews?
September 12, 2011 3:51PM
Many are familiar with Oskar Schindler, but there were others. See the
Jewish Virtual Library for some other "Rescuers" like Chiune and Yukiko
Sugihara, Khaled Abdelwahhab, Miep Gies who protected the Frank family,
and others whose moral courage is beyond question. Israel has named between 16 and 20 thousand persons as the "Righteous Few".
In Nazi occupied Europe, nobody could openly stand up for the Jews and protect them by force, because the Nazis would hunt them down. What people could do was covertly help and protect Jews. A few examples of these people are Oskar Schindler, who protected his Jewish workers in his factory, Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who gave Jews passports and other documentation to give them access to safe countries, anf Frank Foley, a British MI6 agent who gave Jews British and Palestinian passports to allow them to escape.