When Light Pierced the Darkness: Christian Rescue of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Poland

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Acknowledgments

"Gratitude is something few of us can afford" said an 87-year-old woman I interviewed in Poland. I identify with the minority she spoke of because I feel deeply indebted to many who in more ways than I can describe helped me start, continue, and complete a project that ultimately became this book.

I am grateful to the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture for granting me a Research Fellowship for 1978-79 and 1979-80. I wish also to thank the University of Connecticut Research Foundation for its financial support.

For the Jews and Poles I interviewed for hours, the temporary re-entry into their wartime lives must have been taxing. I am grateful for their willingness to expose themselves to such emotional turmoil. Because I promised all of these research participants anonymity, my wish to thank each of them separately cannot be fulfilled.

I had reached the decision to embark on this project right after I completed a draft of my autobiography. Based on emotional rather than rational considerations this decision moved me into an area I knew little about. Soon I became assaulted by doubts and nagging questions, questions that in addition to answers required outside validation.

Initial determination was followed by uncertainty. Then partial relief came from a highly valued quarter. A former teacher and friend, Robert K. Merton, approved of my project. In a real sense Merton's interest in and support of my loosely formulated ideas gave me the necessary green light.

Important from the start, and throughout my research, was the assistance offered by my former teacher and friend, Herbert H. Hyman. Over the years I have benefited both from Hyman's encouragement and from his constructive criticism.

This study began at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, where I was welcomed by a friendly and accommodating staff. I am particularly grateful to my friend, YIVO's senior research historian, Lucjan Dobroszycki, for

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