Defying the Holocaust: Ten courageous Christians who supported Jews

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long-time book discussion leader


Defying the Holocaust: Ten courageous Christians who supported Jews


Tim Dowley


Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge






237 pages


Lord Richard Harries says that this book is “A crucial reminder that the Holocaust was not inevitable.” Author Dowley tells us the stories of ten brave souls from different walks of life who determine to protect Jewish people and attempt to save their lives during the Holocaust. Each bio includes many photos and is literally crammed with information and includes many footnotes. The narratives are inspiring if rather heavy reading, also including an eleven page timeline of the Nazi Holocaust.

These courageous Christians will leave a mark on your heart as you read of their daring actions for the cause of the Jews during this dark time in our history.


Rating (1 to 5):


Suggested Audience:

Adults, particularly those interested in the Holocaust

Christian Impact:

Inspiration from those who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust

Other Notes:

Also includes:

-many photos


Defying the Holocaust: Ten Courageous Christians Who Supported Jews

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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