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The Rescuer


Dara Horn

Starting with the story of Varian Fry and his often overlooked work rescuing European intellectuals from the Nazis, this book leads the reader through a fascinating meditation on the motivations of rescuers, the morality of their decisions, and the limits of gratitude.

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The way it uses actual events from history to explore some fundamental aspects of human nature.
The Rescuers
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