The Professor at the Israel Open University and expert on Holocaust studies Yair Auron, tells us of his latest research, which led to the book "Rescuers 1929 - Rescue Stories of Jews and Palestinians in Hebron", on the Palestinians who during the 1929 saved the Jews from the massacre by other Palestinians. Together with these rescuers, for the Day of the Righteous 2018, the village of Neve Shalom Wahat Al Salam will also honour Alganesh Fessaha, formerly Righteous at the Garden of Milan, for her commitment in saving lives in Africa.
Editorial by Yair Auron, historian and professor at the Open University of Israel
On March 9th 2015 for the first time in Israel, a seminar was taking place under the title: Rescuers in genocide and humanitarian disasters human made. On March 10th Gariwo's Israeli branch was inaugurated in Neve Shalom. Yair Auron remembers those who, during dark periods of manmade humanitarian disasters, ethnic cleansing and genocide, did not succumb to the popular current.
Yair Auron is a professor who has spent the past 25 years studying genocide and Israel’s attitude toward the genocides of other nations. On the eve of the publication of his recent essay, he wrote an open letter in Haaretz to demand reconciliation between Jewish-Israelis and Arab-Israelis.