Confronted with the persecution and murder of Europe’s Jews, witnesses had a choice of whether or not to intervene. Getting involved meant running the risk of severe punishment, and most people—even those who disagreed with the Nazis’ policies and practices—opted to do nothing. But the fate of the Jewish residents of Zakynthos, Greece, is a powerful example of what can happen when an entire community chooses action over indifference, despite the risks.
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