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Rescuers.
Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust.


Photographs by Gay Block. Text by Malka Drucker and Samantha Baskind.
Radius Books, Santa Fe, USA, 2020. In English. 256 pp., 100 illustrations, 10x12".



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A new, redesigned edition of Gay Block’s classic photobook documenting those who risked their lives to rescue Jews from the Holocaust

First published in 1992 to widespread acclaim, Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust is a landmark photobook on the commemoration of the Holocaust. Featuring photograph portraits, archives and interviews, it was the first book (and exhibition) by Houston-born photographer Gay Block (born 1942); the exhibition has been seen in over 50 venues in the US and abroad, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Block spent more than three years traveling in eight countries, accompanied by rabbi and author Malka Drucker, documenting testimonies from more than 100 rescuers — people who risked their lives to rescue Jewish victims from the Holocaust. The stories range from those who saved one life to those who worked in the resistance and saved thousands, always with the threat of death and torture if they were discovered.

This new edition features a complete redesign and new foreword by scholar of Jewish American art Samantha Baskind.


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