Sun, Jul 09|
In the Garden of the Righteous
Join Holocaust Museum LA for an online conversation with Richard Hurowitz about his book, a moving history of ten individuals who risked their lives to save others during the Holocaust.
Time & Location
Jul 09, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
As six million Jews were systematically murdered during the Holocaust, a handful of non-Jewish people risked their lives to save the targeted and condemned. While only a few, such as Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg, have received lasting, international attention for their valor, Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust in Israel, has recognized some 27,000 who risked their lives to save Jews with a special garden in Jerusalem. Richard Hurowitz’s stirring In the Garden of the Righteous: The Heroes Who Risked Their Lives to Save Jews During the Holocaust pays tribute to these men and women, each of whom risked their life, liberty or career to help their neighbors, and often complete strangers, to survive.
“In a time when our humanity is challenged by new heights of instability and new waves of antisemitism and ethnic hatred, it is an understatement to say this book is timely. A fresh, engrossing contribution to the literature on the Holocaust, focusing on heroics rather than despair.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Hurowitz debuts with an inspiring group portrait of Holocaust ‘rescuers’ whose stories are ‘too little told and too little known’…This well-told history is a moving reminder that ‘we can all contribute to the project of improving the world.’” — Publishers Weekly
Richard Hurowitz is a writer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and publisher of the Octavian Report. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Times of London, the Los Angeles Times, Time, History Today and the Jerusalem Post. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he studied history, and Columbia Law School. He lives in New York City with his family.
Richard will be joined in conversation by award winning journalist Tom Teicholz.
This event is now VIRTUAL. Upon registration, a Zoom link will be provided.