Jacob's Rescue: A Holocaust Story
Panel 1- Main Characters:
JACOB GUTEL had a tragic life before the Holocaust. He lost his brother at an early age, only living with his Aunt Hannah and Grandmother in a controlled Ghetto. Aunt Hannah, in an attempt to save Jacob's life, sends him to live with ALEX ROSLAN. Alex wants to protect Jacob, and keep his family safe. He will do whatever he can to keep Jacob a secret. Alex's wife, MELA, is a mother to already two children. She wants to take Jacob in as one of her own.
Panel 2- Plot:
Panel 3- Connections to the Righteous Among Nations:
Panel 4: Quote
This quote means a lot to me in many ways. Just to think that a human being's nationality makes them less than a person, makes them this useless material that could be thrown away and abused. It's very bad the way Jewish people were treated was dishonorable. They were hated not for their personalities or goals or choices, but for the way they were born and exist. This quote speaks to me because Alex is seeing past Jacob's "evil" inheritance, seeing past that he is the nationality that is hated throughout his country. Jacob is not so bad a Jew, not so bad a person.