Survivors of the Holocaust and other heroes
It is not just Jews whom we think of as heroes of the Holocaust. Righteous Gentiles, from the now-famous to the nearly obscure, risked everything to protect children, hide families, and help Jews escape their likely fate.
As the number of
survivors dwindle, they become ever more treasured by us. With the perspective
of years we can see how inspirational they have been. The stories of how they
survived is only one part of it. They came with only their memories -- and
sometimes each other -- and made lives for themselves. And we, every one of us,
are the beneficiaries.