“All that is necessary for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing.” • ~Edmund Burke~
WHO? Wide range of backgrounds Education • Religion • Socio-economic class
Motivation . . . Desire to help was spontaneous “You do things because you are human and because there is a need.” Dutch rescuer
Rescuers typically said . . . “But what else could I do?”
EMPATHY the capacity to recognize and, to some extent, share feelings that are being experienced by another . . .
Right and Wrong OSCAR SCHINDLER
Willingness to take risks IRENE SENDLER
Eva Fogelman • “It was a reign which, over a half century later, still challenges our understanding. Evil was rewarded and good acts were punished. Bullies were aggrandized and the meek trampled. . . Fear distorted them and self-protection blinded them. A few, however, did not lose their way. A few took their direction from their own moral compass.”