Dr. Fogelman coedits this volume of accounts of the lives of survivors of the Holocaust, which provides methodological and theoretical analysis that broadens understanding of the Holocaust as a testimonial and record. The book can be purchased at the attached link:
The film Schindler's List focused attention on people who, at great risk to themselves, helped Jews escape the Nazis. Conscience and Courage is about those people.
Here are the stories of such little-known individuals as Stefania Podgorska Burminska, a Polish teenager who hid thirteen Jews in her home; Alexander Roslan, a dealer in the black market who kept uprooting his family to shelter three Jewish children in his care; as well as more heralded heroes such as Oskar Schindler himself, Raoul Wallenberg and Miep Gies.
A moving and inspiring book, Conscience and Courage analyzes the lives of these courageous people in an effort to determine why they chose--and where able--to act as they did.
This article is about the psychological dynamics in the lives of the third generation of Holocaust survivors. The main finding is that there is a paradigm shift from the second to the third generation because the world has validated the suffering and resilience of Holocaust survivors. The third generation feels a sense of pride in contrast to the shame of the second. Also, the third generation feels a sense of moral responsibility to remember the genocide. The most important finding is that the third generation is a highly motivated group with a heightened sense of empathy for the suffering of others.