One and a half million Jewish children perished during the Holocaust; only 11 percent survived.
During the Holocaust, Jewish children hid with strangers in convents, orphanages, hay lofts, basements and sewers. Many were left to fend for themselves, wandering in search of food and shelter. Few survived the concentration camps.
19,000 heroic non-Jews placed the lives of other human beings before their own well-being during those dark years in Europe. Thanks to their humanitarian values and efforts, as many as 12,000–15,000 Jewish children were saved from deportation and almost certain death.
As time progresses, fewer and fewer of these rescuers remain alive and all efforts must be made to unearth their herioc stories and recognize their remarkable courage before it's too late.