In The Other Schindlers, Agnes Grunwald-Spier explores the motivation of those who rescued, hid, saved or assisted Jews in the Holocaust.  She explores the moral choices made by rescuers and asks us to consider the moral choices we make today.

Discussion Questions

Please note that some of these questions will act as spoilers for the book.

  1. how difficult do you think it is for the rescued to understand the motivations of their rescuers?
  1. why do you think that rescuers don’t consider their actions as courageous?
  1. why do you think that the author wrote this book? Do you think that her experiences as a Holocaust survivor motivated her to do so?
  1. what moral choices do you think we can make today?
  1. the author asks us ‘would you be a rescuer or a bystander?’  Is this a difficult question for us to answer?

You can download this book activity.

You can use HMDT resources to find out more about rescuers.  Read the story of Sula Karuhimbi, Frank Foley or Irena Sendlerowa.