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Courageous Acts Inspired by Faith

Group of Jewish and Spanish refugees at a children’s home in France run by American teacher Lois Gunden, circa 1942–44. —Courtesy of Ginette Kalish

Courageous acts of kindness exist even in the most dire situations. During the Holocaust, some individuals boldly went against the grain and acted on behalf of European Jews. In this digital program, Museum historian Edna Friedberg and Rebecca Carter-Chand, acting director of the Museum’s Programs on Ethics, Religions, and the Holocaust, discuss how these people, inspired by their faith, worked to make a difference.




Explore the Museum’s online magazine to be empowered with knowledge and inspired by the people, ideas, and stories behind our impact.

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