The Holocaust is a history of enduring horror and sorrow. It seems as though there is no spark of human concern, no act of humanity, to lighten that dark history.
those times there was darkness everywhere. In heaven and on earth, all the
gates of compassion seemed to have been closed. The killer killed and the
Jews died and the outside world adopted an attitude either of complicity
or of indifference. Only a few had the courage to care."
One of them was Wilm
Hosenfeld. He risked everything to help Jews escape the Nazi genocide and achieved
world-wide fame as the rescuer of the Polish-Jewish pianist and composer
Wladyslaw Szpilman, when Polanski's film "The Pianist" won the
Golden Palm in Cannes and 3 Academy Awards.