Pub DateJanuary 1995
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Conscience & Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust

Eva Fogelman
Anchor Books

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

About the Author

Eva Fogelman is a psychotherapist, social psychologist, and filmmaker. She is a founding director of the Jewish Foundation for Christian Rescuers (a project of the Anti-Defamation League) and is the co-director 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 co-producer of the PBS series Breaking the Silence: The Generation After the Holocaust (1984). She lives in New York City.