Stand against Tyranny: Norway's Physicians and the Nazis

Stand against Tyranny: Norway's Physicians and the Nazis

by Maynard M. Cohen
     
 

A Stand Against Tyranny presents the dramatic history of Norway's physicians during the Nazi Occupation. Throughout this important book Dr. Maynard Cohen weaves two principal interrelated themes: the valor, dedication, and irreplaceable contribution of Norwegian physicians to the Resistance Movement and the country's century-long progression from a position of… See more details below

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A Stand Against Tyranny presents the dramatic history of Norway's physicians during the Nazi Occupation. Throughout this important book Dr. Maynard Cohen weaves two principal interrelated themes: the valor, dedication, and irreplaceable contribution of Norwegian physicians to the Resistance Movement and the country's century-long progression from a position of official intolerance to a humanitarian state that functions at times as the "the conscience of the world." Cohen interviewed more than twenty men and women whose personal stories are the foundation of this book. Based on these interviews and supplemented with information from Norwegian newspapers and other relevant literature, this book also brings to life the Holocaust as it unfolded in Norway. With A Stand Against Tyranny, Maynard Cohen weaves together an astonishing and triumphant tale of pride and determination, and provides a memorial to those many Norwegians, native and refugee alike, who placed their lives at risk in the service of humanity.

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Presents the dramatic history of Norway's physicians during the Nazi Occupation, drawing on interviews with some 20 men and women, and supplemented with information from Norwegian newspapers and other relevant literature. Describes the valor, dedication, and irreplaceable contribution of Norwegian physicians to the Resistance Movement, and the country's century-long progression from a position of official intolerance to a humanitarian state that functions at times as the "conscience of the world." Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780814326039
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

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