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The Hand of Compassion: Portraits of Moral Choice During the Holocaust

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The Hand of Compassion: Portraits of Moral Choice During the Holocaust - Monroe, Kristen Renwick
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Through moving interviews with five ordinary people who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, Kristen Monroe casts new light on a question at the heart of ethics: Why do people risk their lives for strangers and what drives such moral choice? Monroe's analysis points not to traditional explanations--such as religion or reason--but to identity. The rescuers' perceptions of themselves in relation to others made their extraordinary acts spontaneous and left the rescuers no choice but to act. To turn away Jews was, for them, ...

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The Hand of Compassion: Portraits of Moral Choice During the Holocaust 2006, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691127736

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The Hand of Compassion: Portraits of Moral Choice During the Holocaust 2004, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691118635

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