Do Unto Others: Extraordinary Acts of Ordinary People

This book explores what gives an individual a sense of responsibility, what leads to the development of care and compassion, and what it means to put the welfare of others ahead of one's own. Having been saved from the Nazis at age 12 as the result of one non-Jewish family's altruism, Oliner has made a lifelong study of the nature of altruism. Weaving together moving personal testimony and years of observation, Oliner makes sense of the factors that elicit altruistic behavior-exceptional acts by ordinary people in ordinary times.

Samuel Oliner
Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, 2003
Do Unto Others: Extrodinary Acts of Ordinary People