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Altruistic Personality

Rescuers Of Jews In Nazi Europe

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.

Samuel P. Oliner is founder and director of The Altruistic Personalist and Prosocial Behavior Institute. He is professor of sociology at Humboldt State University.