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The altruistic personality : rescuers of Jews in Nazi Europe

Author: Samuel P Oliner; Pearl M Oliner
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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This [book] helps us not only to understand goodness in the past but also too see how the inclination to care for people in need might be nurtured today and in the future. [The book's] message is that human decency, kindness and altruism not only exist, but that the rescuers of Jews in Nazi-dominated Europe, who risked their lives to help condemned strangers, were not heroes, angels, or saints but ordinary human  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel P Oliner; Pearl M Oliner
OCLC Number: 276372020
Notes: Originally published: New York : Free Press ; Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992, ©1988. 1st Free Press Paperback ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Why risk one's life? --
Historical context of rescue by Lawrence Baron --
Acts of heroism --
Social context of rescue, trust and deception --
Saving others, what it opportunity or character? --
Key to altruism, values of caring --
Roots of human attachments --
Concern into action --
Enduring significance of altruistic acts --
Moral heroism and extensivity --
Appendices: Methodology; Tables; Questionnaire.
Responsibility: Samuel P. Oliner, Pearl M. Oliner ; with foreword by Harold M. Schulweis.

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This [book] helps us not only to understand goodness in the past but also too see how the inclination to care for people in need might be nurtured today and in the future. [The book's] message is that human decency, kindness and altruism not only exist, but that the rescuers of Jews in Nazi-dominated Europe, who risked their lives to help condemned strangers, were not heroes, angels, or saints but ordinary human beings.-Back cover.

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