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The Resource The heart has reasons : Holocaust rescuers and their stories of courage, Mark Klempner

The heart has reasons : Holocaust rescuers and their stories of courage, Mark Klempner

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The heart has reasons : Holocaust rescuers and their stories of courage
Title
The heart has reasons
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Holocaust rescuers and their stories of courage
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Mark Klempner
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eng
Review
  • Asked why she helped save Jewish children during Germany's occupation of Holland in WWII while so many others stood by, Clara Dijkstra replies, "The heart has reasons." Klempner, a folklorist and oral historian, attempts to explore some of those reasons through interviews with 10 Dutch resisters who rescued Jews from the Nazis. Each of the chapters includes a short introduction, a first-person narrative from the rescuer, followed by a question and answer format and historical information. The result is often choppy; a straight and more integrated narrative throughout each chapter would serve these powerful stories better. As the son of a Holocaust survivor, the author uses the book to come to terms with his family's past and figure out what to do with his life. The dual objectives of profiling rescuers and wrestling with personal issues don't always work well together; the narrative often shifts uncomfortably between a focus on the rescuers and the author's focus on himself. But the summary chapter, which explores the lessons learned from the resisters and the application of those lessons for today's world is a highlight. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed January 9, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 2, p47)
  • World War II was a dark time of widespread evil, brightened by the quiet acts of humanity of ordinary individuals. In this work, offered by a publisher affiliated with the United Church of Christ, folklorist Klempner recounts the stories of ten brave people who risked everything to save Dutch Jewish children because they felt a responsibility for those being mistreated. Their oral histories are filled with interesting details of daily life under the Nazi boot, how they conspired to defy a brutal dictatorship, and their constant fear of discovery. The author conducted these interviews also as a way of discovering more about the life of his father, himself a quiet survivor. Those interested in this topic should also review Andre Stein’s Quiet Heroes: True Stories of the Rescue of Jews by Christians in Nazi-Occupied Holland , Pearl M. Oliner’s more academic Saving the Forsaken: Religious Culture and the Rescue of Jews in Nazi Europe , and The Encyclopedia of the Righteous Among the Nations: Rescuers of the Jews During the Holocaust; The Netherlands , edited by Jozeph Michman and Bert Jan Flim. Although the broader historical issue is important—particularly when there are dangerous extremists who deny that the Holocaust even took place—this particular volume is an optional purchase most suitable for public libraries and collections specializing in this subject.—Daniel K. Blewett, College of DuPage Lib., Glen Ellyn, IL --Daniel K. Blewett (Reviewed February 15, 2006) (Library Journal, vol 131, issue 3, p132)
Biography type
collective biography
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176523
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DLC
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1955-
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Klempner, Mark
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18350922492
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D804.65
LC item number
.K55 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Netherlands
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Holocaust rescuers and their stories of courage
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The heart has reasons : Holocaust rescuers and their stories of courage, Mark Klempner
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http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip062/2005028965.html
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-235)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
596740
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780829816990
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(hc.)
Lccn
2005028965
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780829816990
Label
The heart has reasons : Holocaust rescuers and their stories of courage, Mark Klempner
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip062/2005028965.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-235)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
596740
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780829816990
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2005028965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780829816990

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