The Righteous Among the Nations: People Like You and Me?
|Date||Wed, Jan 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm|
The Israeli National Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem in Jerusalem grants the title of “Righteous Among the Nations” to the relatively few non-Jews who risked their lives to help persecuted Jews survive the Holocaust. Join Mrs. Wenker, who is currently curating a new permanent exhibit on the Holocaust at the museum in Santiago, as she tries to show, among other aspects, the socioeconomic diversity of the almost 28,000 recognized rescuers and the multiple ways they helped the Jews. Trying to answer the question of whether the rescuers were “ordinary” people, the lecture briefly examines a few studies that aim at understanding the Righteous’ psychological profiles, which could shed light on the origins of the courageous and determined behavior of these people, necessary to carry out the extraordinary rescue actions.
This lecture is being presented virtually free of charge, but registration is requested.
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