Conscience and courage: rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust

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Anchor Books, 1994 - Psychology - 393 pages
In this brilliantly researched and insightful book, psychologist 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 And 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. Speaking to the same audience that flocked to Steven Spielberg's Academy Award-winning movie, "Schindler's List," "Conscience And Courage" is the first book to go beyond the stories to answer the question: Why did they help?

"Fogelman has made a monor contribution to Holocaust studies in collcting these accounts of conscience and courage." -- "The Washington Post Book World."

"By evoking the noble along with the horrible, Ms. Fogelman helps to add a dimension to our understanding of the Holocaust. And, more than that, hers is a work of remembrance." -- "The New York Times Book Review"

 

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Fogelman's survey of heroic subversion of the Nazi genocide of the Jews by non-Jews begins with the story of her own father, Simcha Fogelman, rescued by a Russian baker in the Byelorussian town of ... Read full review

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Fogelman, a social psychologist and Holocaust film producer, attempts to explain why the rescuers of Holocaust victims acted as they did. Rescuers generally fall into five categories: those driven by ... Read full review

Contents

THE RESCUERS
1
The War Against the Jews
21
Awareness
39
Action
57
The Rescuer Self
67
Fear and Rescuing
85
Relationships
135
MOTIVATION
155
Child Rescuers
221
Men and Women Rescuers
237
Early Childhood
253
Postwar
273
Myth Reality and Memory
299
Epilogue
313
Notes
323
Bibliography
355

Morality as Motivation
161
Judeophiles
181
Concerned Professionals
193
Network Rescuers
203
Acknowledgments
377
Index
383
About the Author
395
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About the author (1994)

Eva Fogelman is a psychotherapist, social psychologist, and filmmaker. She ise a founding director of the Jewish Foundation for Christian Rescuers (a project of the Anti-Defamation League), and is the codirector of psychotherapy with generations of the Holocaust and related traumas at the Training Institute for Mental Health. She is also a senior research fellow at the Center for Social Research at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Fogelman was a writer and coproducer of the PBS series Breaking the Silence: The Generation After the Holocaust (1984). She lives in New York City.

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