During World War II, some individuals and groups helped Jews and others escape the Holocaust conducted by Nazi Germany. A well-known example is Oskar Schindler, one of thousands who have been so recognized. Since 1953 Israel 's Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, has recognized 26,973 persons as Righteous among the Nations.
Rescue of Jews by Catholics during the Holocaust From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia During the Holocaust, the Catholic Church played a role in the rescue of hundreds of thousands of Jews from being murdered by the Nazis.
Polish Jews were among the primary victims of the German -organized Holocaust. Throughout the German occupation of Poland, many Poles rescued Jews from the Holocaust, in the process risking their lives – and the lives of their families. Poles were, by nationality, the most numerous persons who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.
I think that "rescue" is a clear term meaning to save someone's life, whereas "assist" is far too broad and diffuse. In the context of the Holocaust, where certain classes of people were slated for state-sponsored extermination, the term "rescue" is amply justifiable. Beebop211 (talk) 16:10, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
The Holocaust Global Registry is an online collection of databases maintained by the Jewish genealogical website JewishGen, an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust; it contains thousands of names of both survivors trying to find family and family searching for survivors.
The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was the genocide of European Jews during World War II.Between 1941 and 1945, across German-occupied Europe, Nazi Germany and its collaborators systematically murdered some six million Jews, around two-thirds of Europe's Jewish population.
The rescue allowed the vast majority of Denmark's Jewish population to avoid capture by the Nazis. Jews outside Europe under Axis occupation were also affected by the Holocaust in Italian Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, Japan, and China. Although Jews are an ethnoreligious group, they were defined by the Nazis on purely racial grounds.
A monument of gratitude for the rescue of Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust was dedicated in the presence of the Israeli Ambassador and other dignitaries in Bourgas, Bulgaria, 75 years after the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews and the deportation of Jews from areas of northern Greece and Yugoslavia under Bulgarian administration.
Rescue of Jews during the Holocaust presented a host of difficulties. The Allied prioritization of "winning the war" and the lack of access to those who needed rescue hampered major rescue operations. Individuals willing to help Jews in danger faced severe consequences if they were caught, and formidable logistics of supporting people in hiding.