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Walter Edgar's Journal

Greenville’s Year of Altruism


Friday - October 25, 2013


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While discussing plans for the 75th anniversary observance of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass— a day which saw the beginning of Nazi killing and imprisonment of Jews in Germany and Austria— Greenville community leaders were moved by the stories of thousands of "Righteous Gentiles" who had risked their lives to rescue, conceal and protect victimized Jews. The planners realized that the story of altruism - compassion, mercy, self-sacrifice, idealism - is a universal story, not one of a particular place, time, or people. From this realization came Greenville’s Year of Altruism, a citywide program promoting tolerance and understanding. Dr. Edgar travels to the Upcountry History Museum to talk with Rabbi Marc Wilson and historian Courtney Tollison about it.


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