- Title Pages
- Notes on Contributors
- Introduction From Help to Rescue
- Part 1 Between History and Memory
- 1 From the Memory of Rescue to the Institution of the Title of “Righteous”
- 2 In Search of “The Righteous People”
- 3 Assistance to Jews and to Allied Soldiers and Airmen in France
- 4 Researching the Survival and Rescue of Jews in Nazi Occupied Europe
- 5 Anti-Semitism and the Rescue of Jews in France
- 6 Who Dared to Rescue Jews, and Why?
- 7 Rescue and Self-Interest
- 8 Italian Jews and the Memory of Rescue (1944–1961)
- 9 Rescuers and Killer-Rescuers Duringthe Rwanda Genocide
- Part II The State, its Borders and the Conditions for Aid
- 10 Rescue Practices During the Armenian Genocide
- 11 Ottoman Officials Against the Armenian Genocide
- 12 Conversion And Rescue
- 13 Humanitarianism and Massacres
- 14 The Swiss Reaction to the Nazi Genocide
- 15 The OSE and the Rescue of Jewish Children, from the Post-War to the Pre-War Period
- 16 The Context of Rescue in Nazi-Occupied Europe
- 17 The “Brunner Aktion”
- 18 “Guide And Motivator” or “Central Treasury”? The “Joint” in France, 1942–1944<sup>1</sup>
- 19 The BBC Hungarian Service and Rescue of Jews of Hungary, 1940–1945
- 20 From “Rescue” to Violence
- 21 Crossing a Border to Escape
- Part III Networks, Minorities and Rescue
- 22 Beatrice Rohner's Work in the Death Camps of Armenians in 1916
- 23 The Impossible Rescue of the Armenians of Mardin
- 24 Was the UGIF an Obstacle to the Rescue of Jews?
- 25 Roundups, Rescue and Social Networks in Paris (1940–1944)
- 26 Protestant Minorities, Judeo-Protestant Affinities and Rescue of the Jews in the 1940s
- 27 Nieuwlande, Land of Rescue (1941/1942–1945)
- 28 Surviving Undetected
- 29 Social Cohesion and State of Exception
- Conclusion Rescue, a Notion Revisited
- Index of Names
- Index of Places
Rescue and Self-Interest
Rescue and Self-Interest
PROTECTING PROPERTY TO SAVE PEOPLE?
- (p.113) 7 Rescue and Self-Interest
- Resisting Genocide
Florent Le Bot
- Oxford University Press
This chapter examines the relationship between rescuing property and rescuing people, with particular emphasis on the disjunction between self-interest and rescue. It assesses the importance of financial resources in the survival of Jews during World War II as well as the process of economic Aryanization in France between 1940 and 1944 — that is, the confiscation of Jewish property. It looks at several cases which demonstrates the link between aid to people and preservation of their property, and places it within the context of the notion of ‘Righteous’. Finally, the chapter discusses rescue in relation to anti-Semitism and spoliation.
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