The Heart Has Reasons by Mark Klempner

The Heart Has Reasons: Excerpt from Holocaust Rescuer Rut Matthijsen

Distinguished biochemist Rut Matthijsen was part of the Utrecht Kindercomite, a small group of college students who saved hundreds of Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.  In this excerpt, Rut discusses the falsification and printing work he was involved with during the war, including the underground publication of Jan Campert's poem The Eighteen Dead which became the anthem of the Dutch Resistance.  He ends by sharing some of his views on science and ethics, and how the Holocaust might best be studied and taught. Read excerpt…

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