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Saving the ForsakenReligious Culture and the Rescue of Jews in Nazi Europe$
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Pearl M. Oliner

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300100631

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300100631.001.0001

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The Irreligious

The Irreligious

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(p.46) 3 The Irreligious
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Saving the Forsaken
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Pearl M. Oliner

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300100631.003.0003

This chapter examines the altruistic behavior of irreligious rescuers of Jews in Nazi Europe. It compares irreligious rescuers and irreligious nonrescuers including a Dutch rescuer, a Polish rescuer, and a French communist nonrescuer. It also compares religious and irreligious rescuers and suggests that while they differ in many important ways, they also share some common characteristics.

Keywords:   irreligious rescuers, Jews, Nazi Europe, altruistic behavior, religious rescuers, irreligious nonrescuers

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