Despite the indifference of most Europeans and the collaboration of others in the murder of Jews during the Holocaust, individuals in every European country and from all religious backgrounds risked their lives to help Jews. Rescue efforts ranged from the isolated actions of individuals to organized networks both small and large.

Below are a few examples of such rescue efforts:

Nicholas Winton
Chiune Sugihara

Zakynthos, Metropolitan Chrystostomos

Raoul Wallenberg

Jan Karski

Oskar Schindler