"You can't let people be treated in an inhuman way around you....Otherwise you start to become inhuman." So declares rescuer Hetty Voûte in this eBook version of the updated edition of THE HEART HAS REASONS, an acclaimed historical account that offers an indepth look into the hearts and minds of the Holocaust rescuers and explores the meaning that their lives and deeds have for us today. Individually or in small "humanitarian cells," the ten Dutch people profiled in this eBook saved the lives of thousands of Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of Holland. How did they do what they did—and why did they risk everything to do it? Although their extraordinary tales of rescue vary greatly, the integrity of the rescuers does not. Thus these narratives provide not only a window on the past but a vision for the future. Framed by Klempner's own quest for meaning, the rescuers' words resonate across generations, providing timeless insight into how people of conscience can navigate ethically in an increasingly complex world.
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About the Author
Mark Klempner is a historian, memoirist, and social commentator. The son of an immigrant who barely escaped the Holocaust, Klempner spent nearly a decade talking with and getting to know the Dutch rescuers in order to write The Heart Has Reasons. Klempner grew up in New York, and attended Cornell University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1997, and winning a J. William Fulbright Fellowship. In 2000, he received an M.A. in folklore studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Klempner’s articles have appeared internationally in professional publications such as the Oral History Reader, as well as in the Christian Science Monitor and other mainstream newspapers. He has also been featured as a radio commentator and interviewee on NPR and other broadcast media. As a public speaker, Klempner has given presentations at the Library of Congress, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Humanities Center, and at hundreds of churches, synagogues, and educational institutions throughout the U.S. Online, Klempner blogs for the Huffington Post and has contributed to Commondreams.org and Alternet.org. To learn more, visit www.markklempner.com
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I found this book very moving.