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Altruism: the importance of being asked. The rescue of Jews in Nazi Europe

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The rescue of persecuted minorities – such as the Jews in Nazi occupied Europe – is seen in this paper as taking place in a peculiar market. In such a market rescuers face at least two dilemmas. Firstly, they might be willing to help but be uncertain how to go about rescuing. Secondly, they might be unsure over the nature of the request to help. To make a mistake and help the “wrong” person could be very costly.

Following secondary analysis of the APPBI data on those who rescued Jew...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
University of Oxford
Series:
Oxford Economic and Social History Working Papers
Article number:
24
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
1998-05-01
Paper number:
24
Language:
English
Pubs id:
1169625
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pubs:1169625
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2021-03-29

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