Jacob's Rescue a Holocaust story
Plot of the story
Connections to the Roslans and Righteous Amoung Nations Award
Connection 1: They took Jacob out of the ghetto and brought him into their home all while putting their family in danger. If the Nazis found out they would kill or torture the Roslans along with Jacob.
Connection 2: The Roslans do what they can to get Jacob healthy, keep him hidden and protect him, then they got more room so they adopted Sholom. A lot of people were suspicious there was a Jew in the Roslans house. They were afraid people would find out about Jacob so the family was put in danger, ecspecially when the officers came because they heard there was a Jew in their house.
Connection 3: The family does everything they can to save the boys and keep/get them healthy. Then after Sholom dies they take in David. They burried Sholom the right way, gave him a proper burrial. They moved just to keep Jacob safe, they sold their house to get money for Jacob's operation.
Connection 4: The Gestapo breaks into the Roslans house in search to find Jacob, so Mela does everything she can to convince them there are no Jews, they never found Jacob. The family sneaks out of Warsaw to bing the kids to safety, where there was no war. Alex gets checked by a doctor just to prove that he's not Jewish, to keep his family safe. They try to locate the Gutgeld family in Berlin.They find their father and move in with him the Roslans want to move with the boys, but know they had to let them leave, The Roslans tried to stay in contact with the boys. But most of all they treated them like they were their own.
Quote 2: "Don't worry about us. It's only when you're unsure that you make mistakes."-I chose this because it shows how if you show fear people are going to start to get suspicious.
Quote 3: "We know the Nazis are about to deport everyone. We have no hope of winning. We will have to fight, and some of us will have to die."-This shows how this was the Jews last hope. They really didn't want the Germans to win and to be able to perform a genacide- destruction of a full nation.
Quote 4: "Whoever saves a single life is as one who has. Saved the entire world."- This shows how important and honorable Alex and Mela are.