Narrow Escapes: Childhood Memories of the Holocaust and Their Legacy, Revised Edition

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Paragon House, Nov 27, 2000 - History - 220 pages
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Narrow escapes defines Samuel Oliner's life in more ways than one. Not only is he a Holocaust survivor who barely eluded the genocidal "Final Solution" that Nazi Germany unleashed on the European Jews during the Second World War, but Oliner is also a ground-breaking Holocaust scholar who has focused attention on the rescuers - small in number but immensely significant nonetheless - who risked their lives to give Jews narrow life-saving escapes during those dark times. Oliner's personal experience of the Holocaust produced memories that have never left him. Oliner's significant epilogue in this new edition both updates his story and and helps to show how his narrow escape led to a remarkable career.

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Samuel P. Oliner is professor of sociology and director of Altruistic Personality and Prosocial Behavior Institute at Humboldt State Univeristy. He teaches in the areas of race relations, anti-Semitism, genocide, the Holocaust, altruism, and prosocial behavior. Dr. Oliner has written and co-authored many books, including The Altruistic Personality: Rescuers of Jews in Nazi Europe.

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