Un si grand péril : mémoires de sauvetage durant l’Holocauste

En France, Eva Lang, onze ans, et ses jeunes sœurs parviennent à trouver refuge grâce à l’aide de réseaux clandestins, évitant ainsi l’horreur des camps. Recueillis par un pasteur, le jeune David Korn et son frère aîné se cachent dans un orphelinat de Slovaquie et échappent ainsi à la déportation. Dans un village polonais, un fermier protège un garçon de neuf ans, Fishel Philip Goldig, et ses parents qui, condamnés à une mort certaine, se sont enfuis d’un ghetto. Si tant de gens sont restés indifférents face aux horreurs dont les Juifs ont été la cible durant l’Holocauste, certains n’ont pas hésité à mettre leur vie en péril pour sauver des amis, des voisins et parfois même des inconnus. Les trois mémoires présentés dans l’anthologie Un si grand péril sont accompagnés d’extraits issus de 13 témoignages publiés par le Programme Azrieli des mémoires de survivants de l’Holocauste. Ils mettent en lumière les expériences relatives à leur sauvetage durant l’Holocauste. Ce recueil de témoignages souligne à la fois le courage, la résilience des sauveurs et la reconnaissance des survivants à leur égard après la guerre.

Introduction de Carol Rittner et de Mary Johnson

At a Glance
Anthology of memoirs by three survivors, featuring a section on thirteen Azrieli Foundation authors and their rescue stories
Poland; Czechoslovakia; Slovakia; France
Vichy France
Ghetto; hiding; passing/false identity
Resistance and rescue
Righteous Among the Nations
Arrived in Canada in 1948 (Fishel); 1965 (David); 1974 (Eva)

416 pages

Recommended Ages
14+
Language
French

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Photo of Eva Lang

About the author

Eva Lang was born in Brussels, Belgium, in 1930. She immigrated to British Mandate Palestine in 1945 and to Canada in 1974. Eva was an early childhood educator and an aestheti­cian. She lives in Netanya, Israel, where she paints and is very involved in Holocaust education.

Photo of Fishel Philip Goldig

About the author

Fishel Philip Goldig was born in Mielnica, Poland (now Melnytsia-Podilska, Ukraine), in 1933. He immigrated to Montreal in 1948, where he estab­lished various businesses while also becoming a professional singer, cantor and theatre performer. Fishel lives in Montreal and is dedicated to Holocaust education.

Photo of David Korn

About the author

David Korn was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), in 1937. In 1949, he immigrated to Israel, where he earned a degree in engineering. David came to Canada in 1965 and worked on building restorations in Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax. David lives in Halifax, where he speaks often about his wartime experiences.

Many rescuers often say they only did what any decent person would have done in their position, and yet we know that is not true. They did what so many others did not do.