“These poignant stories shed light on one of the darkest episodes in the twentieth century.” — Booklist
"Klempner presents the stories and wisdom of those few who risked their lives to try to save their Jewish neighbours." — The Guardian
"Klempner strikes a masterful balance . . . a remarkable contribution to the literature of the social history of this war." — The Oral History Review
From the Author
This is an updated edition of The Heart Has Reasons: Holocaust Rescuers and Their Stories of Courage (ISBN 978-0829816990) which came out in 2006.
Since the book's original publication, I have continued to talk with and think about the rescuers and have incorporated some additional information and insights into this new edition. I have also sharpened, tightened, and in some cases, improved the text. Several astute Dutch readers have pointed out minor errors, which I have corrected. Finally, I have added twelve new photographs, and updated the epilogue.