Item description for Defying the Tide: An Account of Authentic Compassion During the Holocaust by Reha Sokolow...
The true, first person account of Ruth, a Jewish woman being hunted by the Nazis, and her guardian angel, Maria, a German woman willing to risk herlife and the lives of her family to save her. These two characters reveal, in their own words, how the flickering embers of human compassion and menschlichkeit were able to transcend the artificial barriers of race, creed and religion even during the Holocaust.
Includes the reunion of the two women fifty years later in Germany, and describes this media event that was featured iin the German and Israeli newspapers, as well as the Jewish media in the United States.
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