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Whitney LevineJS211 Section –Thurs. @ 3:30Paper Prep(7.) Understanding Human Behavior: Why Rescue?Thesis: Those who chose to help the Jews during World War II defied their civicduty to Hitler and exercised altruistic characteristics; the risk alone could have hadvital implications, yet they proceeded in helping anyway because of their humancondition and psychological make up.1.Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust
“…But altruistic behaviors are jointly determined by the combination of personalityand situational features,” (XIV).The human condition encompasses all aspects of life, negative and positive;the human condition displayed by these rescuers was of a rational, moralistic,and non-jaded outlook, which in turn benefited those rescued. Those whorescued had a psychological making within them, contributing to theirbehavior.2.Saving the Forsaken: Religious Culture and the Rescue of Jews in NaziEurope

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Term
Spring
Professor
Gillerman
Tags
Psychology, Judaism, rescuers

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