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2017 Christian Book Award Finalist Thirty captivating profiles of Christians who risked everything to rescue their Jewish neighbors from Nazi terror during the Holocaust. My Brother's Keeper unfolds powerful stories of Christians from across denominations who gave everything they had to save the Jewish people from the evils of the Holocaust. This unlikely group of believers, 2017 Christian Book Award Finalist Thirty captivating profiles of Christians who risked everything to rescue their Jewish neighbors from Nazi terror during the Holocaust. My Brother's Keeper unfolds powerful stories of Christians from across denominations who gave everything they had to save the Jewish people from the evils of the Holocaust. This unlikely group of believers, later honored by the nation of Israel as "The Righteous Among the Nations," includes ordinary teenage girls, pastors, priests, a German army officer, a former Italian fascist, an international spy, and even a princess. In one gripping profile after another, these extraordinary historical accounts offer stories of steadfast believers who together helped thousands of Jewish individuals and families to safety. Many of these everyday heroes perished alongside the very people they were trying to protect. There is no doubt that all of their stories showcase the best of humanity -- even in the face of unthinkable evil.


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2017 Christian Book Award Finalist Thirty captivating profiles of Christians who risked everything to rescue their Jewish neighbors from Nazi terror during the Holocaust. My Brother's Keeper unfolds powerful stories of Christians from across denominations who gave everything they had to save the Jewish people from the evils of the Holocaust. This unlikely group of believers, 2017 Christian Book Award Finalist Thirty captivating profiles of Christians who risked everything to rescue their Jewish neighbors from Nazi terror during the Holocaust. My Brother's Keeper unfolds powerful stories of Christians from across denominations who gave everything they had to save the Jewish people from the evils of the Holocaust. This unlikely group of believers, later honored by the nation of Israel as "The Righteous Among the Nations," includes ordinary teenage girls, pastors, priests, a German army officer, a former Italian fascist, an international spy, and even a princess. In one gripping profile after another, these extraordinary historical accounts offer stories of steadfast believers who together helped thousands of Jewish individuals and families to safety. Many of these everyday heroes perished alongside the very people they were trying to protect. There is no doubt that all of their stories showcase the best of humanity -- even in the face of unthinkable evil.

30 review for My Brother's Keeper: Christians Who Risked All to Protect Jewish Targets of the Nazi Holocaust

  1. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

    Many of these people were familiar to me, but there were several that I did not recognize. Their sacrifice for Christ was amazing and convicting. German soldiers risking their lives for the Jewish people, normal, every day people hiding Jews in their house, an American soldier protecting his fellow Jewish soldiers, and on and on the stories go. It was so interesting that I would have loved to read more details about each person. It is written in chronological order and is very accurate to histor Many of these people were familiar to me, but there were several that I did not recognize. Their sacrifice for Christ was amazing and convicting. German soldiers risking their lives for the Jewish people, normal, every day people hiding Jews in their house, an American soldier protecting his fellow Jewish soldiers, and on and on the stories go. It was so interesting that I would have loved to read more details about each person. It is written in chronological order and is very accurate to historical timeline. My biggest struggle while reading this was trying to remember that it actually did happen!! I highly recommend this! *I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

  2. 5 out of 5

    Yibbie

    Heartbreaking, inspiring, frustrating, encouraging…This is one of those books that is difficult to rate. It’s hard to read and harder to put down. The incredibly heroic and self-sacrificing acts of so many under those circumstances are amazing and deserve a high rating, and the eternal impact some of them had deserves even a higher rating, but so much heartache... This would be a very good book to use as an introduction to both WW2 and the Holocaust. Each rescuer’s story is interwoven with the Heartbreaking, inspiring, frustrating, encouraging…This is one of those books that is difficult to rate. It’s hard to read and harder to put down. The incredibly heroic and self-sacrificing acts of so many under those circumstances are amazing and deserve a high rating, and the eternal impact some of them had deserves even a higher rating, but so much heartache... This would be a very good book to use as an introduction to both WW2 and the Holocaust. Each rescuer’s story is interwoven with the particular segment of WW2 that most directly affected them. For example, the stories of the Kindertransport rescuers are told along with the history of the fall of Austria and Czechoslovakia. If you are very familiar with the history of the war, it may move a little slowly, but it’s still worth reading. The only problem I had was with the marketing. It is Christian in the broadest sense of the word. While many of the stories are about born-again believers, there are many others about Catholics, Seventh-Day Adventists, and self-professed nominal Christians. There was one story that came across that maybe the author was making more of his church affiliation than he did. The faith of those that were born-again is shared in a little more detail than the others, but that’s the only difference I see from many secular collections. The most heartening thing about the whole book is reading that not only were some of the Jews saved from death in the Holocaust but saved also from sin and eternal death by faith in Jesus Christ as their Messiah. That is the reason this book has such a high rating. It has the joy of eternal life in its pages. Thanks to NetGalley and FaithWords / Center Street for the free ARC to review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Tom Burkholder

    In the book My Brother’s Keeper, author Rod Gragg introduces us to Christians from all walks of life that sacrificed to save Jews during the Holocaust. Each one of these Christians were honored by the nation of Israel as “The Righteous Among the Nations.” I would highly recommend this book. The stories of people living out their Christian faith to save the lives of Jews are incredible and very inspiring. I received a copy of this e-book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest In the book My Brother’s Keeper, author Rod Gragg introduces us to Christians from all walks of life that sacrificed to save Jews during the Holocaust. Each one of these Christians were honored by the nation of Israel as “The Righteous Among the Nations.” I would highly recommend this book. The stories of people living out their Christian faith to save the lives of Jews are incredible and very inspiring. I received a copy of this e-book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen (Kat) Smith

    "They are perhaps the sole rays of light in this dark era, the few whose consciences prevented them from being indifferent." ~ Yad Vashem "Many did nothing - even though they called themselves Christians. Others joined the Nazis and supported Shoah, or Holocaust - the dark deadly storm that swept over Europe with the rise of Nazi Germany. In it more than six million Jewish men, women and children perished, killed by starvation or illness, fatally tortured or beaten, shot by Nazi death squads, or "They are perhaps the sole rays of light in this dark era, the few whose consciences prevented them from being indifferent." ~ Yad Vashem "Many did nothing - even though they called themselves Christians. Others joined the Nazis and supported Shoah, or Holocaust - the dark deadly storm that swept over Europe with the rise of Nazi Germany. In it more than six million Jewish men, women and children perished, killed by starvation or illness, fatally tortured or beaten, shot by Nazi death squads, or executed in concentration camp gas chambers. Contrary to popular misconception, in may ways the Jews of Europe resisted the evil that befell them. And as the unimaginable horror of the Holocaust descended upon Europe, countless people who professed the name of Christ also refused to remain silent or inactive. Many risked everything to help rescue Jewish targets of Nazi tyranny. Some even made the ultimate sacrifice, faithfully fulling the words of Jesus: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." My Brother's Keeper by Rod Gragg records the stories of thirty of them, all of whom have been honored by the State of Israel as "the Righteous Among the Nations." One of the Christians whose story is recounted in this work likely spoke for all herein when he explained why he chose to risk everything to save a single Jewish life. "I know that when I stand before God on Judgment Day," he said, "I shall not be asked the question posed to Cain - where were you when your brother's blood was crying out to God? " (pg 10). My Brother's Keeper shares both the stories of these men and women who rose up in the face of perhaps the greatest evil atrocities of human kind and vowed not to stand by and do nothing when Hitler and his men tried in vain to rid the world of the Jewish race. Notables like Corrie Ten Bloom are captured as well as those whose names people might not recognize but save thousands of lives through their heroic efforts, some even paying with their own lives instead of standing idly by. This book also shares the history of such people like Hitler, Oskar Shindler and others so you get a full sense of what happened from the beginning until the brutal end. Why did the US and other nations not get involved when they knew what was happening in Germany and in other countries that Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini were controlling piece by piece. This is a part of world history we cannot forget and it shows that good can still overcome evil if people are willing to step up and challenge them. I received My Brother's Keeper by Rod Gragg compliments of Center Street Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Groups. It is hard to read these accounts and in the process you, the reader, are transported back to this time in history where people were stripped of their world possessions, wealth, and humanity for the sole reason of their birthright. The book shares these 30 accounts along with some historical pictures and is one I will not part with, and thus has become a part of my library sharing the history of the Jewish Holocaust as well as those that died trying to risk all to protect them. For me, this is a true 5 out of 5 stars.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    My Brother's Keeper by Rod Gragg is a powerful, moving book about ordinary people who did extraordinary acts of bravery to help the Jewish nation caught up in Europe as the Nazi's marched and implemented the Final Solution. My Brother's Keeper is thirty stories of people honoured by the State Of Israel as the Righteous Among The Nations. These people shone as lights in a darkened Europe as they helped God's children. The people came from all walks of life - the old and the young, the rich and the My Brother's Keeper by Rod Gragg is a powerful, moving book about ordinary people who did extraordinary acts of bravery to help the Jewish nation caught up in Europe as the Nazi's marched and implemented the Final Solution. My Brother's Keeper is thirty stories of people honoured by the State Of Israel as the Righteous Among The Nations. These people shone as lights in a darkened Europe as they helped God's children. The people came from all walks of life - the old and the young, the rich and the poor - united by their compassion for a persecuted people. Dr Feng Shan Ho said "I thought it was only natural to feel compassion." He personally saved the lives of over twelve thousand. I had heard of some of the people - Frank Foley, the ten Booms, Princess Alice and Nicholas Winton with his kindertransport. Nicholas Winton believed "there is a difference between passive goodness and active goodness." In just a few months he saved six hundred and sixty eight children before the war began. The other stories were all unknown to me but were all amazingly brave Christians. Their faith propelled them to action with no thought for their own safety. Otto and Gertrud Morike "believed their faith in Jesus... compelled them to resist Nazi tyranny and its persecution of the Jews." The Danes as a nation were incredible. They stood together to resist the Nazis and as a result ninety five per cent of Denmark's Jews survived the Holocaust. Some of the brave men and women paid with their lives - imprisoned, executed, inmates of the concentration camps. They believed in obeying God in the face of extreme evil. They saw no distinction between people. They are all God's children. Within each chapter there is much detail about the war as well as the individual stories. My Brother's Keeper is not an easy book to read. Hitler and his evil regime beggars belief but the extraordinary acts of bravery will take your breath away. We owe it to the six million who perished to continue to tell their stories. We need to keep their memory alive. We need to tell the subsequent generations so they did not perish only to be forgotten and consigned to history. "Whoever saves a life, it is as if he saved an entire world." May we never forget. I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Johnson

    Title: My Brother’s Keeper (Christians Who Risked All to Protect Jewish Targets of the Nazi Holocaust) Author:Rod Gragg Pages:352 Year: 2016 Publisher: Center Street My rating is 5+ stars. Many books have shared the courage and cost of the many people who risked all to help Jewish people live amidst an evil rapidly advancing across the land. Corrie Ten Boom and her family are one of many who I have read about that includes her biography and testimony regarding her time in a concentration camp. Here is Title: My Brother’s Keeper (Christians Who Risked All to Protect Jewish Targets of the Nazi Holocaust) Author:Rod Gragg Pages:352 Year: 2016 Publisher: Center Street My rating is 5+ stars. Many books have shared the courage and cost of the many people who risked all to help Jewish people live amidst an evil rapidly advancing across the land. Corrie Ten Boom and her family are one of many who I have read about that includes her biography and testimony regarding her time in a concentration camp. Here is a book with each chapter having 3-5 pages about various individuals who risked so much to save lives and never considered doing it for self-aggrandizement. In each chapter, I read about an individual who stood up sometimes face-to-face with evil people in order to save children and others if possible. The tighter the Nazi regime got and the harsher they became towards the Jewish people and anyone helping them, these individual people still continued to devise ways to save lives. The book doesn’t include a lot of the horrible descriptions of what people endured or died from; it focuses more on the individual actions and ways God used them to save His people. Maybe others can read through a book like this in one sitting. For me, I could read a couple of chapters and then I needed to take a break. Our generation and future generations need to read a book like this so that many can be inspired to look to others’ welfare instead of our own. While we don’t have WWII going on or Nazi regimes, there are many things today in which we can pull together and help others. Read this book and remember Hebrews 12:1 because the author describes “a great cloud of witnesses”. I pray you give this book to many people of all ages so that we never forget these actions, to inspire others to walk in the path of being willing to look and reach a hand out to help whomever God puts in their path! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  7. 4 out of 5

    Charity Andrews

    This was a really tough read - looking at life during the holocaust through the eyes of a little child. It was so well written and just unbelievable that these things ever happened. I highly recommend. Please pick up a copy and read it for yourself.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jaina Rose

    This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn. I asked to review My Brother's Keeper because it looked like a really great compilation of nonfictional stories from WWII, but once it actually showed up on my doorstep I continually put off cracking it open because I thought it would be too depressing (and also because it looked kind of boring). It wasn't boring, though. Come to think of it, I've never read a book about the treatment of Jews during WWII that was boring–everything was just This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn. I asked to review My Brother's Keeper because it looked like a really great compilation of nonfictional stories from WWII, but once it actually showed up on my doorstep I continually put off cracking it open because I thought it would be too depressing (and also because it looked kind of boring). It wasn't boring, though. Come to think of it, I've never read a book about the treatment of Jews during WWII that was boring–everything was just so horrific back then that even the most snooze-inducing historian couldn't dull the horrifying tales. As for my other concern, yes, My Brother's Keeper was definitely depressing. Its description of the systematic hunting down and wiping out of an entire race is horrifyingly detailed, and primary source quotes and images are used hauntingly throughout the book. Every chapter opens with a black and white image, occasionally of the featured person/family but often of German soldiers or real children who were murdered in concentration camps. In the beginning of the chapter there's a little bit of background on the featured figures, a detailed description of the historical context and the evils that they faced (including some truly horrific descriptions of German murder techniques), and then a detailed account of how they risked their lives to help the Jews and what happened to them afterward. I'd say that most of the featured people wound up surviving the war, though a large amount of them spent at least some time in a concentration camp. In one or two instances, the heroes–and their entire families–were murdered outright for their "crimes" under German law. Honestly, it's pretty amazing to read about the people who risked everything to help save hundreds (sometimes thousands) of Jews from the Germans. Many heroes found it incomprehensible that the Jewish children were also being targeted, so they set up elaborate systems that rescued thousands of young innocents right out from under the Germans' grasp. It's amazing. But at the same time, I can't believe the depths of inhumanity that went on during the war. It's great that there were some heroes who rescued children, sure, but it's also horrifying to learn that 1.5 million kids died during the Holocaust. That's obscene. That's . . . I can't even find words for it. Monstrous fits, but it's not even enough. The actions of the people described in the book were amazing, incredibly brave, but they didn't even begin to conquer out the terrible evil of all the people who perpetrated the murder of innocents–or all of those who sat by and watched them do it. Gragg discusses the fact that many Christians throughout Europe allowed themselves to get swept up by the Germans, swearing their loyalty to the Third Reich and turning their backs on their Jewish neighbors, but he says that all of the people in My Brother's Keeper channeled their belief in God toward a conviction that they had to help the Jews in whatever way they could. I think that's amazing, but again–I only wish that more people, Christian or atheist or whatever, had stood up to the monstrosity of the Nazis. But then I stop and wonder what I would have done in their shoes, and I'm afraid that I would have shut up and put my head down in order to save myself. And even if I worked up the courage to sacrifice myself, it's hard to decide whether it's worth saving others at the risk of having all of my loved ones murdered. It was an impossible time, an impossible situation. The Nazis were truly monsters in every sense of the word, and the noble secret actions of these thirty heroes (and of many more, I'm sure!) are even more incredible in contrast to the inhumanity surrounding them. I weep for all those they couldn't save, but I still celebrate every life they managed to save. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah Gyger

    4.5 Stars I was really impressed with this one. Gragg's research is extensive, looking at not only the individuals who would later be named "The Righteous Among the Nations" but also the environment in which they lived and events that directly and indirectly affected their missions. While some of the information was knowledge that I already had, there was a lot that I was either unfamiliar with or else needed a reminder. Another highlight of this book is that, for Christian readers, Gragg does no 4.5 Stars I was really impressed with this one. Gragg's research is extensive, looking at not only the individuals who would later be named "The Righteous Among the Nations" but also the environment in which they lived and events that directly and indirectly affected their missions. While some of the information was knowledge that I already had, there was a lot that I was either unfamiliar with or else needed a reminder. Another highlight of this book is that, for Christian readers, Gragg does not brush off the faith of these individuals he writes about. Instead he explains why so many felt it was their Christian duty to defend their Jewish brothers. Yet he manages to do this without preaching or quoting scripture other than what the subjects used themselves, so that it can be read by those who may not otherwise appreciate his mention of Christian principles. Throughout, my only complaint was the lack of subject headings and breaks in the text. I understand that this is a personal preference, but I like to see beforehand what the next section will be about, and the only divider Gragg uses are bolded quotes taken from the succeeding paragraphs. While this allows for a more continuous text, it makes it difficult to come back later and find the section I was looking for. I have provided an honest review after having received a copy of the book from the publisher.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Cherry

    Probably a 2.5 but rounding down for some questionable vagueness and for not putting things in a proper perspective. Don't get me wrong, the people whose stories were told in this book were courageous and risked, or in some cases, lost their lives for the sake of others, and they did this because of their faith. But the stories here are not really told in the true context of what was happening, and it doesn't mention any of the people of faith who interpreted that faith in a different way. This Probably a 2.5 but rounding down for some questionable vagueness and for not putting things in a proper perspective. Don't get me wrong, the people whose stories were told in this book were courageous and risked, or in some cases, lost their lives for the sake of others, and they did this because of their faith. But the stories here are not really told in the true context of what was happening, and it doesn't mention any of the people of faith who interpreted that faith in a different way. This is a nice set of stories of good people and those stories should be told. This is not a strong or powerful history of the Holocaust and it is not a deeply researched journalistic endeavor that will give you insights into the overall role Christians and Christianity played in the Holocaust. It's more of a feel-good papering over of all of that messy truth.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Valerie

    The stories of these incredible Christians, many of whom gave their lives, to protect Jews should be more well known. My heart ached and the soared with the plights of the Jews and the their saviors. Well written and devastating, this book is a must read for all. We must never forget the Holocaust. It could happen again if we allow ourselves to become complacent. No matter the evils in this world, there is always goodness and these heroes proved it.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sophia Lee

    One of the many tragedies of the Holocaust, besides the horrible loss of millions of Jews, is that many so-called Christians turned a blind eye to Nazi atrocities. Here's a book that chronicles the efforts of 30 Christians to rescue Jewish victims during the Nazi regime. These ordinary folks range in age, denomination, ethnicity, and region, but share the same faith-rooted drive to sacrifice comfort, safety, and even lives for what is right and just.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Brenda Seefeldt

    Inspiring! Cleverly telling more details of Nazi Germany than generally learned in education, the author weaves in these true stories of common people who had conviction. I have been recommending this book to so many people. So real and inspiring.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Interesting stories about Christians who helped Jewish people during the Holocaust.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Kidwell

    My Brother’s Keeper Christians Who Risked All to Protect Jewish Targets of the Nazi Holocaust by Rod Gragg FaithWords / Center Street Center Street Multicultural Interest, Religion & Spirituality Pub Date 11 Oct 2016    I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of My Brother’s Keeper through the publisher and Netgalley: My Brother’s Keeper tells of Christians who risked everything including their lives to protect Jewish targets during the Holocaust. This book highlights thirty individuals and families who riske My Brother’s Keeper Christians Who Risked All to Protect Jewish Targets of the Nazi Holocaust by Rod Gragg FaithWords / Center Street Center Street Multicultural Interest, Religion & Spirituality Pub Date 11 Oct 2016    I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of My Brother’s Keeper through the publisher and Netgalley: My Brother’s Keeper tells of Christians who risked everything including their lives to protect Jewish targets during the Holocaust. This book highlights thirty individuals and families who risked everything to help their Jewish Brothers and Sisters. Dr Feng Shan Ho, was one such individual, he was the first secretary of the Chinese embassy in Vienna. Feng Shan Ho, was a Chinese Christian, who was against Hitler and the Nazi’s. Pastor Otto Moirke and Gertrud Moirke the wife of Pastor Otto Moirke whose father was also a Pastor. Miraculously, Otto and Gertrud’s Safe house network survived the Holocaust without being discovered, but they were vocal about their beliefs, and their feelings about Hitler and the Nazi’s. Francis Fooley looked like a low level British Bureaucrat serving in Berlin serving in Berlin on the Eve of Word War Two but the reality was he was a British army officer and intelligent agent, who saved thousands of Jewish lives. Frank Fooley did not look like a spy, but that is exactly what he did, spied on the Nazi’s, risking his life to save thousands of Jewish lives. Geertruida Wijsmuller in 1938 the then attractive 42 year old Truus, an attractive dark eyed, Dutch Banker’s wife, as a Christian she had been taught to help those in need no matter, their beliefs, the color of their skin, or there heritage. Heinrich Gruber was a forty three year old Protestant minister who struggled with the question, what he should do about what was happening around him for a long time. Gruber was sentenced to Dachau, where he was given a job of sorting clothing taken from those who had been executed from the Nazi death camp, and it was then that he realized he was witnessing the evidence of Mass murder. From all over Europe & Britain both single and families were involved with protecting the Jewish population, from the Nazi’s often at the cost of their own lives. Perhaps one of the best known Christian families to protect there Jewish brethren and sisters were the Ten-Boom Family. On February 28 1944, the Getaspo raided the family home after an informant tipped off the Nazi’s. Ten days later their Father Casper Ten Boom would die under the stress of captivity. Betsie and Corrie The Ten Boom Sister were sent to Ravensbruck where they were forced to work as slave laborers. Betsie would become sick and die in December of 1944 but before she died, she encouraged her sister to persevere, and she would survive the Holcoaust, and write about it, dying nearly four decades later. I give My Brother’s Keeper five out of five stars! Happy Reading!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    This book is impassioned, sorrowfully soulful book of stories. This is a heartwrenching and heartwarming book of stories. I found myself angry, brokenhearted, in unbelief and I learned things that disgusted me about America I could not believe the things that I learned - for example - just in the first chapter - did you know - that Hitler let the Jews leave alive if they gave all their finances etc and go to another country if they would take them , but America would only take a small amount of This book is impassioned, sorrowfully soulful book of stories. This is a heartwrenching and heartwarming book of stories. I found myself angry, brokenhearted, in unbelief and I learned things that disgusted me about America I could not believe the things that I learned - for example - just in the first chapter - did you know - that Hitler let the Jews leave alive if they gave all their finances etc and go to another country if they would take them , but America would only take a small amount of people - same with the UK - but knowing that - America turned away millions and in doing that condemned those millions to death in the death camps - still proud of America? Oh also in Chapter one - The Pope sold their soul of the Church with a deal with Hitler - can you believe that - the Catholic Church was in cahoots with the Nazi's - all in Chapter one - wait til you learn even more the further you go on - The Christians in this book saved so many lives - it is amazing - and GOD closed eyes when needed to save lives and opened them to do the same. Praise GOD. I felt sick in other places at just the thought of those death camps and the thought that America could have saved those lives. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    This was a fascinating book to read. I know from studying history that there were many who helped rescue and protect Jews during the Holocaust, but I have never read a book that compiled several of those people together. The book has 30 chapters, with each chapter chronicling the story of a Christian, or sometimes a couple of Christians, who risked their lives to help protect Jews from being captured and killed. These stories are interesting, yet also sobering as it brings to mind the horror of This was a fascinating book to read. I know from studying history that there were many who helped rescue and protect Jews during the Holocaust, but I have never read a book that compiled several of those people together. The book has 30 chapters, with each chapter chronicling the story of a Christian, or sometimes a couple of Christians, who risked their lives to help protect Jews from being captured and killed. These stories are interesting, yet also sobering as it brings to mind the horror of the Holocaust. It is also challenging to realize what so many people risked to do the right thing. This is not a quick read, but is one I enjoyed. These are real people who did the right thing, no matter how hard that was to do. The author did a great job of telling these stories in a concise and interesting way that kept my attention, and helped me learn more about this horrible time in history. This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Candace Lazzaro

    I've gotten through the first 2 chapters and am finding this book a fasinating read. Feng Shan Ho was Chinese Christian who worked at the Chinese embassy in Vienna. His "best" job was saving Jews by issuing visas to allow German Jews to resettle in China. Ho knew most of the Jews would not go to China but use the visa to go elsewhere, anywhere, to get away from Hitler's final solution. Otto and Gertrud Morike helped many Jews "survive the Holocaust without the Nazis finding their (the Morikes') I've gotten through the first 2 chapters and am finding this book a fasinating read. Feng Shan Ho was Chinese Christian who worked at the Chinese embassy in Vienna. His "best" job was saving Jews by issuing visas to allow German Jews to resettle in China. Ho knew most of the Jews would not go to China but use the visa to go elsewhere, anywhere, to get away from Hitler's final solution. Otto and Gertrud Morike helped many Jews "survive the Holocaust without the Nazis finding their (the Morikes') extensive safe house network." The next chapter is about Frank Foley "a British army officer...credited with saving thousands of Jewish lives."

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sandra

    I highly recommend My Brother's Keeper by Rod Gragg! I cry when reading this book, their powerful stories very disturbing but inspiring at the same time. They risked their own live to protect and save Jewish people from Nazis. Once I began reading, their stories make this book hard to put down until I have finished it completely. Very well written, and well worth reading. A copy of this ebook was generously provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Steve

    An excellent read of different stories of Christians who risked their lives protecting Jews from the Nazi Holocaust.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Britt Hanson

    A good look at some of the people who risked their lives during WWII. I did receive this book from the publisher in exchange for a review, but all opinions are my own.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sara

  23. 4 out of 5

    Veronica

  24. 4 out of 5

    Pip Elkins

  25. 4 out of 5

    Scott Austin

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jennie

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ted Tate

  29. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ariana

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