Righteous Gentiles

This week we had a speaker come in to talk about Righteous Gentiles. They were people that were not Jewish rescuing Jewish people during the Holocaust. A man named Ivan Beltrami began to defend Jews and joined the resistance. He was a doctor, and as a intern, he hid Jews in the hospital.


Dr. Beltrami also sent messages between other resistance centers. He was also able to hide Jews in his home. He spent hours warning Jews about raids and roundups. Dr. Beltrami even saved Jews from deportation. I can’t imagine how brave he was to do that and risk his life for strangers. I would not have been able to do that.


If I were in that situation, where if I would be endangering my family for a stranger, I wouldn’t know what to do. Dr. Beltrami and all of the other Righteous Gentiles were extremely brave and courageous. I don’t think I would have been able to do that for someone. I wouldn’t want to endanger my family and myself. They rescued people they didn’t even know, knowing that they were doing something dangerous.

Category: 6th Grade
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