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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 Very Religious

The Very Religious

(p.18) 2 The Very Religious
Saving the Forsaken

Pearl M. Oliner

Yale University Press

This chapter examines the altruistic behavior of very religious rescuers of Jews in Nazi Europe. These include a nun, a Dutch Protestant male, and a church minister. This chapter compares the very religious rescuers with equally religious nonrescuers in terms of the five summary factors and their associated measures. The findings reveal that the nun and the Dutch Protestant became rescuers only when aroused by their religious leaders, which gives apparent credence to the hypothesis that if the church had taken a clear stand, the Holocaust might never have happened.

Keywords:   religious rescuers, altruistic behavior, Jews, Nazi Europe, religious nonrescuers, religious leaders, church, Holocaust

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