Conscience & Courage

Conscience & Courage

Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust

Book - 1995
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In this brilliantly researched and insightfulnbsp;nbsp;book, psychologist Eva Fogelman presents compellingnbsp;nbsp;stories of rescuers of Jews during thenbsp;nbsp;Holocaust--and offers a revealing analysis of theirnbsp;nbsp;motivations. Based on her extensive experience as anbsp;nbsp;therapist treating Jewish survivors of the Holocaust andnbsp;nbsp;those who helped them, Fogelman delves into thenbsp;nbsp;psychology of altruism, illuminating why thesenbsp;nbsp;rescuers chose to act while others simply stood by.nbsp;nbsp;While analyzing motivations, Conscience Andnbsp;nbsp;Courage tells the stories of suchnbsp;nbsp;little-known individuals as Stefnaia Podgorskanbsp;nbsp;Burzminska, a Polish teenager who hid thirteen Jews in hernbsp;nbsp;home; Alexander Roslan, a dealer in the blacknbsp;nbsp;market who kept uprooting his family to shelter threenbsp;nbsp;Jewish children in his care, as well as morenbsp;nbsp;heralded individuals such as Oskar Schindler, Raoulnbsp;nbsp;Wallenberg, and Miep Gies. Speaking to the samenbsp;nbsp;audience that flocked to Steven Spielberg's Academynbsp;nbsp;Award-winning movie, Schindler'snbsp;nbsp;List , Conscience And Courage is thenbsp;nbsp;first book to go beyond the stories to answer thenbsp;nbsp;question: Why did theynbsp;nbsp;help?
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1995, c 1994.
Edition: 1st Anchor pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780385420280
Characteristics: xx, 393 p. ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Conscience and courage.


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