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The Encyclopedia of the Righteous Among the Nations
Editor: Lucien Lazare, Editor-in-Chief: Israel Gutman
(2003) Cat. No. 373
306 pp., hard cover, 22X28 cm.
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The concept of Righteous Among the Nations is based on the Talmudic saying, He who saves one human being is as if he saves an entire world.

Over the past five decades, some 20,000 Righteous Among the Nations have been recognized by Yad Vashem. They came from all nationalities, religious denominations, and social groups. Each has a deeply human story that represents the preservation of human values in the midst of absolute moral collapse. These ordinary individuals have become cultural heroes, and symbols of courage. They are a source of hope, a role model and an inspiration. The Encyclopedia of the Righteous Among the Nations series contains the personal stories of each of the rescuers. It presents an authentic record of some of the most moving and heroic acts of our time, and a fitting tribute to the men and women who performed them.

In the darkness of the Nazi occupation, a few lights flickered: the Righteous Among the Nations Yad Vashem has commemorated those who risked their lives, who heeded nothing but their hearts and their human conscience, and who rescued Jews. [Jacques Chirac, former President of France]

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