"Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust"
  • Five Oral Histories + Photographs

    "The Path of the Righteous: Gentile Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust"

  • Five Profiles

    The Penalty for Helping a Jew in Occupied Poland:

    The following proclamation was issued by Dr. Ludwig Fischer, the German district governor of Warsaw, on November 10, 1941: "Concerning the Death Penalty for Illegally Leaving Jewish Residental Districts...Any Jew who illegally leaves the designated residential district will be punished by death. Anyone who deliberately offers refuge to such Jews or who aids them in any other manner (i.e., offering a night's lodging, food, or by taking them into vehicles of any kind, etc.) will be subject to the same punishment. Judgment will be rendered by a Special Court in Warsaw. I forcefully draw the attention of the entire population of the Warsaw District to this new decree, as henceforth it will be applied with the utmost severity."