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Deafening silences

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1719 (Published 28 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1719

The Righteous Gentiles

The Holocaust was a time of contrasts. There was evil and good, cowardice and
courage, and silence and protest. Although the net effect was death and
devastation, the courageous protests will live on forever. Some of the greatest
acts were those of the Righteous Gentiles, who risked and even sacrificed their
lives to fight Nazism and thwart its genocidal motives. The world will never
forget the great work of Oskar Schindler, Corrie Ten Boom, Raoul Wallenberg,
and Sophie and Hans Scholl of the White Rose, all of whom, along with many
others, have been memorialized in history and the Holocaust Museum.

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01 May 2009
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA