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Confronting evil : two journeys

Author: Fred E Katz
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Confronting Evil describes Fred Emil Katz's two journeys in response to surviving the Holocaust. One journey is that of a survivor who tries to come to terms with his own survival, and who must cope with survival guilt as well as the sense of rootlessness that can go along with it. The other journey is that of a behavioral scientist who, after years of psychological denial, develops new ways of understanding and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Fred E Katz; Fred E Katz
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred E Katz
ISBN: 0791460304 9780791460306 0791460290 9780791460290
OCLC Number: 52251384
Description: xi, 190 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: All in one day --
The Bitburg affair --
Surviving the Holocaust : the pain and reward of confronting the future in a personal way --
Unpleasant surprises --
The local moral universe --
A look at implementation of the Holocaust --
The routinization of evil --
A career in doing evil : the case of a sensitive physician --
A sponsorship of evil : the Nazi package as a moral mantle --
Enjoyment of evil : cultures of cruelty --
Mind-set of the terrorist.
Responsibility: Fred Emil Katz.

Abstract:

"Confronting Evil describes Fred Emil Katz's two journeys in response to surviving the Holocaust. One journey is that of a survivor who tries to come to terms with his own survival, and who must cope with survival guilt as well as the sense of rootlessness that can go along with it. The other journey is that of a behavioral scientist who, after years of psychological denial, develops new ways of understanding and addressing genocide and other acts of social evil." "In an attempt to respond constructively to some of the major horrors of the past one hundred years, Katz emphasizes the moral context under which we live, which he calls the "Local Moral Universe." This Local Moral Universe can provide the umbrella for the most magnificently humane activities, yet it can also underwrite horrendously evil deeds. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how this Local Moral Universe comes about, how it exists as a distinct and identifiable entity, and the impact it has on human behavior. Only then can societies hope to prevent such horrors from happening in the future."--BOOK JACKET.

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