To Save a Life
About the BookThe Holocaust takes on a riveting immediacy in these true stories of the everyday, understated heroism that saved thousands of Jews from annihilation at the hands of the Third Reich. Combining personal interviews with contemporary and vintage photographs, To Save a Life pairs the stories of a handful of rescuers with those of the people they saved.
Ellen Land-Weber creates a moving, multidimensional picture of the evasive strategies and heart-stopping close calls that filled the years of the Holocaust for both rescuers and rescued. In paperback for the first time, the rescuees narrate their growing awareness of the tightening circle of Nazi terror, their experiences in hiding, often being shunted from one safehouse to another, and their hairbreadth separation from friends and family who did not escape.