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Offline Maik

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In the Face of Evil, Something Beautiful Happened
« on: Wednesday, 03 April, 2019 @ 14:31:10 »
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How Brave Greek Islanders Saved a Jewish Family During the Holocaust

The tiny Greek island of Erikousa, in the Ionian Sea north of Corfu, has kept a secret for a very, very long time. A story which includes not only tragedy, but kindness and bravery as well, as the islanders joined forces to save a family of Jews from certain death in the Holocaust.

The story, an engrossing peek into a little-known chapter of World War II, was revealed in the book “Something Beautiful Happened” by Greek-American journalist and author Yvette Manessis Corporon in 2017.

Her work describes how the people of Erikousa hid a Jewish family — a tailor named Savvas Israel and his daughters — from the Nazis during the German occupation of Greece. Even though every single person on the island knew Israel and his family were hiding on the island, not one islander ever gave them up, and the family survived the war.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/04/03/how-brave-greek-islanders-saved-a-jewish-family-during-the-holocaust/



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Offline TonyKath

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Re: In the Face of Evil, Something Beautiful Happened
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 03 April, 2019 @ 23:27:58 »
Great story :btu:

Tony