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A Hero’s Many FacesRaoul Wallenberg’s Deed

A Hero’s Many Faces: Raoul Wallenberg’s Deed [One of the prerequisites for being accorded hero status is engagement in an “epic fight against perils.” It is in the process of confronting perils that the hero demonstrates the heroic qualities of vitality, power and defiance of death. As evidenced in Greek mythology, the refusal to turn away from extreme difficulties sets heroes apart from ordinary human beings and imbues them with the quality of “an indefeasible superiority in strength and valour” and the “ability courageously to confront the perpetual possibility of violent death.”1 In the following section, we will be introduced to monuments that focus on this aspect of classical hero status—the man-of-action persona that is ready to intervene and rescue the vulnerable by physical or intellectual force.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Hero’s Many FacesRaoul Wallenberg’s Deed

Part of the The Holocaust and its Contexts Book Series
Springer Journals — Nov 11, 2015

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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
ISBN
978-1-349-30796-8
Pages
81 –132
DOI
10.1057/9780230236998_7
Publisher site
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Abstract

[One of the prerequisites for being accorded hero status is engagement in an “epic fight against perils.” It is in the process of confronting perils that the hero demonstrates the heroic qualities of vitality, power and defiance of death. As evidenced in Greek mythology, the refusal to turn away from extreme difficulties sets heroes apart from ordinary human beings and imbues them with the quality of “an indefeasible superiority in strength and valour” and the “ability courageously to confront the perpetual possibility of violent death.”1 In the following section, we will be introduced to monuments that focus on this aspect of classical hero status—the man-of-action persona that is ready to intervene and rescue the vulnerable by physical or intellectual force.]

Published: Nov 11, 2015

Keywords: Jewish Community; Moral Courage; Protective Pass; Notice Board; Rescue Mission

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