Rescue, Relief, and Resistance: The Jewish Labor Committee's Anti-Nazi Operations, 1934–1945 is the English translation of Catherine Collomp’s award-winning book on the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC). Formed in 1934 by the leaders of the Jewish Labor Movement, the JLC came to the forefront of American labor’s reaction to Nazism and antisemitism.
Born into a modest Jewish family living on the borders of Romania and Hungary, Elisabeth was deported to Auschwitz in June 1944. The only survivor of her family, she chose France for her new life and founded a large family with her husband, whom she met during the bombing.
In Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, a housing repair and renovation programme, initiated and supported by the British Jewish community, provides the most vulnerable members of local Jewish communities with a dignified and healthy home.
In the immediate post-war period, the French National Railways (SNCF) was celebrated for its acts of heroism. However, recent debates have revealed the ways the SNCF was actively complicit in the deportation of 75,000 people. Sarah Federman delves into the interconnected roles—perpetrator, victim, and hero—the company took on during the Shoah.