HolocaustRescuers

Attn: @ALALibrary - Americans and the Holocaust:

A Traveling Exhibition for Libraries examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s.

Librarians: Please consider adding My Sister’s Eyes, the story of Yvonne Krakowiak, one innocent casualty of those American fears to your collection.

Available through: @FolletLearning, Kobo and Amazon Kindle

Dr. Michael Berenbaum: My Sister’s Eyes is a charming work written with precision and passion. Follow the Krakowiak family from their prosperous life in Poland through the Nazi onslaught - their rescue by the Portuguese Consul Aristides de Sousa Mendes - and their tragic loss…"

“A thoroughly researched and intensely moving remembrance.”
Kirkus Reviews: My Sister’s Eyes: A Family Chronicle of Rescue and Loss During World War II

Yvonne Memorial photo

Yvonne’s Memorial photo (b. June 1, 1938, Lodz, Poland - d. June 4, 1942, Gibraltar Camp, Kingston, Jamaica, BWI)

Aristides de Sousa Mendes' Legacy Preserved @USCShoahFdn @ElBeardsley @NPR #HolocaustEdu

BLOG: THROUGH TESTIMONY the USC Shoah Foundation:
The Memory of a Hero: Aristides de Sousa Mendes' Legacy Preserved in Testimony

Contributor: Benjamin Biniaz - August 5, 2016

'Portugal's Schindler' Is Remembered, Decades After His Lifesaving Deeds

Eleanor Beardsley NPR - August 4, 2016

Those who were helped by Portugal's consul general, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, during World War II assemble outside the former Portuguese consulate in Bordeaux. Sousa Mendes issued 10,000 visas to Jews including Stephen Rozenfeld (center front, in blue), George Helft (center front, in white) and Lissy Jarvik (third from right), before being recalled and dismissed from the diplomatic service.   Eleanor Beardsley/NPR

Those who were helped by Portugal's consul general, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, during World War II assemble outside the former Portuguese consulate in Bordeaux. Sousa Mendes issued 10,000 visas to Jews including Stephen Rozenfeld (center front, in blue), George Helft (center front, in white) and Lissy Jarvik (third from right), before being recalled and dismissed from the diplomatic service.

Eleanor Beardsley/NPR