Conscience & courage : rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust
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Conscience & courage : rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust

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Conscience & courage : rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust
Call No: 940.5318 F65c

Call Number940.5318 F65c
Dates1994; ©1994
Statement of ResponsibilityEva Fogelman.
Creators & ContributorsFogelman, Eva (author)
Summary"[P]sychologist Eva Fogelman presents compelling stories of rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust—and offers a revealing analysis of their motivations. Based on her extensive experience as a therapist treating Jewish survivors of the Holocaust and those who helped them, Fogelman delves into the psychology of altruism, illuminating why these rescuers chose to act while others simply stood by. While analyzing motivations, Conscience & Courage tells the stories of such little-known individuals as Stefnaia Podgorska Burzminska, a Polish teenager who hid thirteen Jews in her home; Alexander Roslan, a dealer in the black market who kept uprooting his family to shelter three Jewish children in his care, as well as more heralded individuals such as Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg, and Miep Gies." —Publisher
ContentsPart I. The rescuers

  1. A still small voice

  2. The war against the Jews

  3. Awareness

  4. Action

  5. The rescuer self

  6. Fear and rescuing

  7. Relationships


Part II. Motivation


  1. Morality as motivation

  2. Judeophiles

  3. Concerned professionals

  4. Network rescuers

  5. Child rescuers

  6. Men and women rescuers

  7. Early childhood


Part III. Postwar


  1. Postwar

  2. Myth, reality, and memory


Physical Description xx, 393 pages ; 25 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Anchor Books, Doubleday
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages [355]–376) and index
RecognitionGifted by Roberta Kremer

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