Sociologist Nechama Tec explores the story of one woman, Stefa Dworek - a Polish Christian - and her motivation to shelter a Jewish woman during the Holocaust. If caught rescuing a Jew during this time, Stefa would have faced imprisonment or worse. Yet about 2 percent of the Polish Christian population chose to hide Jews in a nation known for its long history of antisemitism.
In this Facing History and Ourselves podcast, genocide scholar and author Daniel Jonah Goldhagen discusses the history of antisemitism and its relevance today. Goldhagen is the author of Worse than War, which considers the actions and motivations of the perpetrators of genocides.