German troops invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, triggering World War II.
Destruction of the Jews was a unique phenomenon of World War II. As Elie Wiesel said: „while not all victims were Jews, all Jews were victims.” The Jews were totally helpless. They had no country of their own, no government, no representation, or the Inter-Allied war councils. They were abandoned by governments, by church hierarchies, by social structures.
They were not abandoned by all humanity, though. Thousands upon thousands of individuals in Poland, Greece, Holland, Belgium, France, and Denmark, guided by our Lord’s Commandment „love thy neighbor”, tried to help although it was always difficult and dangerous. In Nazi-dominated Poland, any attempt to help a Jew was punishable by death.
The book deals with the Polish nuns who tried or actually did save Jewish children from the Holocaust during World War II. There is no partisanship or propaganda in it. Furthermore, the book will help the reader to understand the nature and uniqueness of the Holocaust.