''We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Elie Wiesel’s Timely Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech on Human Rights and Our Shared Duty in Ending Injustice
Amazing lady - Corrie ten Boom showing the secret hiding place for Jews in Haarlem, Amsterdam during the Holocaust. She was arrested & wound up in Ravensbruck concentration camp. Her faith in Jesus Christ brought her through this tragedy.
Gisela Perl was a Jewish gynecologist forced to work at the hospital at Auschwitz. Ordered to turn over pregnant women to be experimented on, she instead performed thousands of abortions, saving those women from deadly Nazi “scientific” torture. Dr Perl defied the Nazis in hopes that the women she saw would survive to have children in freedom in the future and many did. Dr Perl survived too, and emigrated to NYC and had a thriving practice at Mt Sinai Hospital. She was a hero.
Elie Wiesel, the world’s best known and most influential Holocaust survivor, is no longer. More than anyone else, he changed the status of survivors from victims to witnesses with a moral mission, writes Michael Berenbaum.
Golda Meir Once called "the only man in the Cabinet," Golda Meir (born in Milwaukee, WI) was a formidable figure in Israeli politics. Tall, blunt and determined, she fervently devoted her life to the service of the Jewish state she helped found.
Giorgio Perlasca was an Italian who helped save thousands of Hungarian Jews by issuing them fake passports to travel to neutral countries. He also personally sheltered thousands of Jews while they were waiting for their passports.