Whoever Saves a Single Life

Whoever Saves a Single Life… Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust showcases some of those rare – but exceedingly important – instances where people fought to safeguard their Jewish fellow citizens during the Holocaust.  In a time of overwhelming death and destruction, rescuers did not stand by silently.  They chose another way, and their bravery offers us a glimmer of hope.

Whoever Saves a Single Life… Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust is a non-linear exhibit, arranged thematically rather than chronologically, and is accessible to a variety of individuals, from middle school students to adults.

The exhibition focuses on the following 12 topics/themes:

  • History of the Holocaust
  • The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous and its mission
  • Webs of Survival: Rescue Networks
  • Taking Action: Young Rescuers
  • Faith in Action: Religious Rescue
  • Shielding Our Citizens: Rescue in Denmark
  • Outwitting Evil: Ingenuity in Rescue
  • Against All Odds: Rescue in the Camps
  • From Words to Deeds: Americans in Europe
  • Defying Orders: Rescue in Uniform
  • Precarious Life: Shelter and Hiding
  • Envoys of Humanity: The Diplomats