Conscience & Courage: Rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust

Conscience & Courage: Rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust

by Eva Fogelman

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Overview

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385420280
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/18/1995
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 784,695
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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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