A Holocaust Story
Jacob - He went from being rich to being poor and starving inside a ghetto. He would have died if not for his aunt who was able to smuggle him out and give him a to a man named Alex who would care for him throughout the Holocaust.
Alex - Man who takes Jacob into his family to help him live through the Holocaust and the war and disguises Jacob as his nephew.
Mela - Alex's wife who is half and half on having Jacob because if they are caught with him they will be killed and doesnt want her family to die.
Connections to Righteous Among Nations Award
1. Alex took in Jacob into their family to help him live through the Holocaust and WWII and risk the gestapo finding them and having Alex's family killed for hiding Jacob. Alex would even move to a new apartment to help Jacob not be found.( sheltering a jew)
2. Sholom and Jacob both get scarlet fever but Sholom dies of it before any medicine could help him but Jacob needs surgery which if he doesnt get it he wil die so Alex sells his apartment which he go over 10,000 dollars to pay for Jacobs surgery and keep him alive.(aiding a jew to a safer location)
3. Alex and Mela take in Jacobs brother David so they would be able to be together for the remainder of the Holocaust and war.( temporary adoption of children)
Quote/ Citation Panel:
"There won't be a next time papa. They're killing all the Jews."
"No, not all," Alex said softly."We have one."
Alex has hope that not all the Jews will die as long as they have Jacob.