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Stealth Altruism: Forbidden Care as Holocaust Resistance with Arthur Shostak

  • The Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St. San Francisco United States (map)
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Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce St between Ellis and Eddy streets.

One of the least known aspects of the Holocaust is its “help” story, an inspiring account of altruistic care provided at great peril by Jews for others. Under Nazi occupation, Jews dared to relieve suffering and raise chances of survival for other Jews—in ghettos, during transport, and in concentration camps—at great personal risk. Professor Shostak has combed through more than two hundred survivor memoirs in order to share this inspiring testament to the actions of courageous individuals.

Art Shostak is emeritus professor of sociology at Drexel University. He received his PhD from Princeton in 1961 and subsequently taught at the Wharton School of Commerce and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Shostak has spoken throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Israel, and New Zealand, on the topic of stealth altruism during the Holocaust. Stealth Altruism: Forbidden Care as Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust is his 34th book.

Co-presented by the JFCS Holocaust Center.

Earlier Event: March 3
Genealogy Clinic