I bought this book after seeing two short stories on TV which were based on two of the rescuers in the book. It is a truly amazing and thought provoking book. It is hard to comprehend the courage and heroism of people who seemed, on face value, to be so ordinary and unassuming. Their stories are at times shocking and appalling but the fact that there were people like them, willing to put their lives at risk to help total strangers in need, is ultimately heartwarming. It is also very interesting to find out what happened to all these people after the war was over, to see where they ended up and how they have been treated since.