In 1986, Gay Block told Malka Drucker that her rabbi, Harold Schulweis, had wanted someone to write a book about rescuers for 25 years. So Drucker and Block started the project "Rescuers. Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust.", i.e., on non-Jewish Europeans who had risked death to save Jewish people during the Holocaust. From 1986 to 1988, they photographed and interviewed them (via).
"I'm not a hero. I believe that people are like a pianos (sic): in every person lives the whole scale from very bad to very good. It's the circumstances that bring out the tone. I was just lucky that during the war I could play my high notes."
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