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Conscience & Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust

By Eva Fogelman

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor (January 18, 1995)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
Condition: Used/very good (mild wear)

Price: $15.00


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 & 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 & Courage is the first book to go beyond the stories to answer the question: Why did they help?