Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 April 2006

264 Pages | 3 b&w illus.

6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780823224401

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The Search for Major Plagge,

The Nazi Who Saved Jews

Michael Good

A Fordham University Press Publication

Karl Plagge's story is of a unique kind of courage-that of a German army officer who subverted the system of death to save the lives of Jews in the Vilna Ghetto. Haunted by his mother's stories of the mysterious officer who commanded her slave labor camp, Michael Good resolved to find out all he could about the enigmatic Major Plagge.For five years he sought to recover information about the man whose moral choices saved hundreds of lives. This unforgettable book is the first portrait of a man who simply refused to play by the rules and reminds us of the many ways human beings can resist evil. Against the background of the Holocaust which has robbed so many of their faith, here is a story to restore one's faith.- Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People