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The altruistic personality : rescuers of Jews in Nazi Europe

Author: Samuel P Oliner; Pearl M Oliner
Publisher: New York : Free Press : Maxwell Macmillan International ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1992, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"Why, during the Holocaust, did some ordinary people risk their lives and the lives of their families to help others--even total strangers--while others stood passively by? Samuel Oliner, a Holocaust survivor who has interviewed more than 700 European rescuers and nonrescuers, provides some surprising answers in this compelling work." --Publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel P Oliner; Pearl M Oliner
ISBN: 0029238293 9780029238295
OCLC Number: 25775982
Description: xxv, 419 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Why risk one's life? --
2. The historical context of rescue / Lawrence Baron --
3. The acts of heroism --
4. The social context of rescue: trust and deception --
5. Saving others: was it opportunity or character? --
6. The key to altruism: values of caring --
7. The roots of human attachments --
8. Concern into action --
9. The enduring significance of altruistic acts --
10. Moral heroism and extensivity. Appendices: A. Methodology --
B. Tables --
C. Questionnaire.
Responsibility: Samuel P. Oliner, Pearl M. Oliner ; with foreword by Harold M. Schulweis.

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