cover image Righteous Gentiles of the Holo

Righteous Gentiles of the Holo

David P. Gushee, Author Augsburg Fortress Publishers $21 (258p) ISBN 978-0-8006-2838-3

This well-written book covers a topic neglected by most Christian scholars and includes psychological, social and religious profiles of 100,000 Christians who risked their well-being to save 250,000 Jews during from the Holocaust. ns Some hid Jews in their homes; some obtained false papers for Jews; some passed orphaned Jewish children off as their own. Gushee discovers several common traits among the rescuers, including a lifelong familiarity with the Bible that, when the crisis came, provided a reservoir of moral courage. (Nov.)