Jacob's Rescue A Holocaust Story
By: Malka Drucker and Michael Halperin
Connections to Righteous Among Nations Award
Connection 1: The Roslan Family were wealthy with anything they wanted. They decided to risk being caught with a Jew in their household by taking Jacob in their Household. Not only did they take in Jacob but they took in Jacob's other two brothers.
Connection 2: Jacob got sick with scarlet fever. The Rosan's could have let him die but they snuck him into a hospital to get checked out. Jacob needed an operation to be healed. The Roslans sold their current house to get more money for the operation to save Jacob.
Connection 3: Having a Jew in your household was illegal and could get you killed. Everytime S.S. officers came in asking for a Jew they would lie and say they didnt have one which could ge them in even more trouble
Quotes from the book
"Hide. Immediately. Trust. Money. Gestapo."
This was a quote that his aunt told him before he left to ghetto from her. These things are words she wanted him to remember from her.
"But this was a promise from Alex."
This quote shows that Jacob trusts Alex and knows he will do whatever he can to keep his promise.