In the end, by examining the entire lives of many rescuers through layers of psychological and sociological research, the author provides a new illumination of history. The rescuers testimony about the events that had taken place view their own existance and their activity as not heroic or extraordinary.
"Most rescuers are still bewildered that anyone would make a fuss over what they did." <<footnote page 6>>
But they view it was self-evidently that the thing they have done, had to be done and that rescue seemed to be normal. One of the questions that the reader would read that if it was not heroic deeds, then why did some people rescue? The general censius tolerated, or actively supported, their persecution and extermation, then why did it seem normal? Eva Fogelman give her own background and information pertaining this event, as a historian, a psycholtherpist, and a second generation survivor. Conscience & Courage respresents her effort to bring otgether and anlayize the data that the author had gathered.
In this book she interviews over 320 rescuers and has reached some important conclusions in her own oppinion.
There are several factors that had help paved the road to lead to the moment of awareness came for the rescue. <<Chapter 3>> For some of the rescuers, it was a form of a "transforming encounter"; for others it was in the form of an accumulation of incidents. <<pages 41, 52-56>> In either case, the awareness of the deep and injustived had surfaced and, with the right timing the first act of rescue was accomplished which the reader would learn in chapter four. A strong sense of support in this situation had allowed the people reach the descion to undertake the rescue. But once the decision to help had been reached and the rescue had...