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The sunflower : on the possibilities and limits of forgiveness

Author: Simon Wiesenthal; Harry J Cargas; Bonny V Fetterman
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. and expanded ed., 2nd. edView all editions and formats
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While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to--and obtain absolution from--a Jew. This encounter and the moral dilemma it posed raise fundamental questions about the limits and possibilities of forgiveness. Must we, can we forgive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Jewish
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wiesenthal, Simon.
Sunflower.
New York : Schocken Books, c1997
(OCoLC)606144240
Named Person: Simon Wiesenthal; Simon Wiesenthal; Simon Wiesenthal; Simon Wiesenthal; Simon Wiesenthal
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Wiesenthal; Harry J Cargas; Bonny V Fetterman
ISBN: 0805241450 9780805241457 0805210601 9780805210606
OCLC Number: 35718520
Notes: The Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Description: xii, 271 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Bk. 1. The Sunflower --
Bk. 2. The Symposium. Sven Alkalaj. Jean Amery. Smail Balic. Moshe Bejski. Alan L. Berger. Robert McAfee Brown. Harry James Cargas. Robert Coles. The Dalai Lama. Eugene J. Fisher. Edward H. Flannery. Eva Fleischner. Matthew Fox. Mark Goulden. Hans Habe. Yossi Klein Halevi. Arthur Hertzberg. Theodore M. Hesburgh. Abraham Joshua Heschel. Christopher Hollis. Rodger Kamenetz. Cardinal Franz Konig. Harold S. Kushner. Lawrence L. Langer. Primo Levi. Deborah E. Lipstadt. Franklin H. Littell. Hubert G. Locke. Erich H. Loewy. Herbert Marcuse. Martin E. Marty. Cynthia Ozick. John T. Pawlikowski. Dennis Prager. Dith Pran. Terence Prittie. Joshua Rubenstein. Dorothee Soelle. Albert Speer. Manes Sperber. Andre Stein. Nechama Tec. Joseph Telushkin. Tzvetan Todorov. Arthur Waskow. Harry Wu.
Other Titles: Sonnenblume.
Responsibility: Simon Wiesenthal ; with a symposium edited by Harry James Cargas and Bonny V. Fetterman.
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While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to--and obtain absolution from--a Jew. This encounter and the moral dilemma it posed raise fundamental questions about the limits and possibilities of forgiveness. Must we, can we forgive the repentant criminal? Can we forgive crimes committed against others? What do we owe the victims? Thirty-five years after the Holocaust, Wiesenthal asked leading intellectuals what they would have done in his place. This revised edition includes 46 responses from theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and survivors of genocides. Their answers remind us that Wiesenthal's question is not limited to events of the past.--From publisher description.

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