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The altruistic personality : rescuers of Jews in Nazi Europe

Author: Samuel P Oliner; Pearl M Oliner; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of the psychological motivations of rescuers of Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe. They were found to have a general empathy for the other, which was practiced by their parents and developed in them. Ch. 2 (p. 13-49), "The Historical Context of Rescue", by Lawrence Baron, describes the political, legal, and social climate in Germany, Poland, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. Discusses local policies and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oliner, Samuel P.
Altruistic personality.
New York : Free Press ; London: Collier Macmillan, ©1988
(OCoLC)568720631
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel P Oliner; Pearl M Oliner; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0029238307 9780029238301 0029238293 9780029238295
OCLC Number: 17263711
Language Note: English.
Description: xxv, 419 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Why risk one's life? --
The historical context of rescue / Lawrence Baron --
The acts of heroism --
The social context of rescue: trust and deception --
Saving others: was it opportunity or character? --
The key to altruism: values of caring --
The roots of human attachments --
Concern into action --
The enduring significance of altruistic acts --
Moral heroism and extensivity.
Responsibility: Samuel P. Oliner, Pearl M. Oliner ; with foreword by Harold M. Schulweis.

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Examines the reasons why some people risked their lives to help the Jews in Nazi Europe. The book reveals that many of these acts of bravery were not the result of the heroic impulse, but were a  Read more...

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