The Rescue of the Danish Jews: Moral Courage Under Stress

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NYU Press, 1987 - History - 222 pages

"An immensely valuable ocntribution. As the last generation of witnesses to the Holocaust testify to its horrors, tehy must also testify to its heroes - those who risked all to safe lives. These movingly told stories restore our faith in the human spirit."
—William Shirer
"The mystery of the rescue phenomenon will probably always elude us. As the rescuers' narratives in this remarkable volume show, the acts of saving Jews seemed spontaneous and natural, and thus the mystery of the rescue act begins to unravel radiantly. The insights which this interdisciplinary collection of essays subtly pieces together s how in unique fashion the preconditions, or the possibilities, of individual and collective courage."
—Dennis B. Klein, author of Jewish Origins of the Psychoanalytic Movement
A distinguished group of internationally known individuals, Jews and non-Jews, rescuers and rescued, offer their enriching first-person accounts and reflections that explore the question: Why did the Danes risk their lives to rescue the Jewish population?

 

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Contents

The Rescue of Denmarks Jews
3
The Danish Jews and the German Occupation
13
The Danish Jews in the Twentieth Century
55
HERBERT PUNDIK
77
A young woman with the allied emblem
80
Valdemar Koppel
98
VALDEMAR KOPPEL
99
SAM BESEKOW
119
Young saboteurs
144
LEO GOLDBERGER
157
Leo Goldberger and his father
159
Introduction to the Conference Moral Choice
171
Grundtvigs Influence
173
N F S Grundtvig
175
A Psychological Perspective
183
Explaining the Rescue of the Danish Jews
197

Jette HechtJohansen
128
JØRGEN KIELER
141
Germany defeated
212
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About the author (1987)

Leo Goldberger is Professor of Psychology at New York University. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Psychoanalysis and ContemporaryThought and is coeditor of Handbook of Stress. He was among those who escaped to Sweden from Denmark in 1943.

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