WOMEN AND COURAGE: Saving All Beings
When I met non-Jews who had risked their lives to save Jews in the Holocaust, every story astonished me, yet the stories that the women told me were the most remarkable. We met a gentle Dutch psychoanalyst who described how she had to shoot a Nazi sympathizer who found her hiding three orphaned children. A Belgian woman was teaching school when one day all the Jewish students were missing. She went to work for the Resistance that day, taking children from their families to non-Jewish families for hiding. Perhaps the most remarkable woman we met was Grafin Maria Von Maltzan. A veterinarian living in Berlin and whose father was the Duke of Silesia, she defied her family by marrying a Jew and escorting hundreds of Jews into Switzerland.