The Slovenian Righteous among Nations.

Edited by: Oto Luthar, Irena Šumi
Publishing House: Založba ZRC
Year: 2016


To stand up against Nazi ideas of biologized “ethnicity” and antisemitism required a heroic disposition in individuals who did not allow themselves to have their basic humanity destroyed by such ideologies, even as the latter were backed by formidable political and religious power and sweepingly popular beliefs. The men and women presented in the first part of the book have already been recognised as Righteous Among Nations for their brave humanitarian acts during WWII, a title bestowed by the Yad Vashem World Center for Holocaust Research, Education, Documentation and Commemoration. Part Two brings the stories about people who were also saving Jews that were not recognised as Righteous yet, but some among them are candidates.



Table of content

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

Miriam Steiner Aviezer

INTRODUCTION

Irena Šumi, Oto Luthar

 

Part One: THE SLOVENIAN RIGHTEOUS AMONG NATIONS

UROŠ ŽUN

SIXTEEN WORLDS SAVED

Miriam Steiner Aviezer

ANDREJ TUMPEJ

RAHELA BECOMES BREDA

Miriam Steiner Aviezer

ZORA PIČULIN

THE NANNY FROM LJUBLJANA

Miriam Steiner Aviezer

IVAN BRESKVAR

RESCUE ON A BICYCLE

Miriam Steiner Aviezer

LJUBICA AND IVAN ŽUPANČIČ AND OLGA RAJŠEK NEUMAN

YOUNG DAN

Miriam Steiner Aviezer

VERA AND LUDVIK VALENTINČIČ

THE STORY OF SUZANA

Miriam Steiner Aviezer

RUDI ROTER

HOW THE PEOPLE OF POTOMJE SAVED THE KOEN FAMILY

Miriam Steiner Aviezer

MARTINA LEVEC MARKOVIĆ

RESCUER OF JEWISH RESISTANCE FIGHTERS

Miriam Steiner Aviezer

FRANCE PUNČUH

RESCUER OF JEWS IN WARSAW

Boris Hajdinjak

 

Part Two

OTHER STORIES OF THE COURAGEOUS

ANDREJ VENDRAMIN

THE UNKNOWN RIGHTEOUS FROM SOLKAN

Renato Podbersič

CIRIL KOTNIK

DIPLOMAT AND PHILANTHROPIST

Ivo Jevnikar

ELIZABETA SAVICA ROŽANC HORVATH

MAŽI’S OTHER MOM

Irena Šumi

LUDVIK CIGÜT AND THE FAMILIES ŽILAVEC AND FARTELJ

SAVING EMERIK HIRSCHL

Boris Hajdinjak

JURIJ KONTLER

A FAMILY STORY UNTOLD

Jasna Kontler - Salamon

SAVING THE JEWS ACROSS THE KOLPA RIVER

TESTIMONIES OF CIRIL PLUT

Oto Luthar

 

THE HOLOCAUST IN SLOVENIA A BRIEF HISTORY

Marjan Toš, Irena Šumi

REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDED READING

YAD VASHEM CRITERIA FOR THE TITLE OF RIGHTEOUS AMONG NATIONS

Miriam Steiner Aviezer




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Keywords
biography
collective volume
genocide
Holocaust
Jews
persecution
Slovenes
war crimes
World War 1939-1945




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