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Problems Unique to the Holocaust

Author: Harry J Cargas
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky.
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Victims of the Holocaust were faced with moral dilemmas for which no one could prepare. Yet many of the life-and-death situations forced upon them required immediate actions and nearly impossible choices. In Problems Unique to the Holocaust, today's leading Holocaust scholars examine the difficult questions surrounding this terrible chapter in world history. Is it ever legitimate to betray others to save yourself?  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harry J Cargas
ISBN: 9780813128320 0813128323 9780813121017 0813121019
OCLC Number: 1076779729
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Can betrayal ever be legitimate? / Steven L. Jacobs --
The moral dilemma of motherhood in the Nazi death camps / David Patterson --
Holocaust victims of privilege / Susan L. Pentlin --
Suicides or murders? / Charlotte Guthmann Opfermann --
Holocaust suicides / Jack Nusan Porter --
Victims of evil or evil of victims / Didier Pollefeyt --
Medicine in the shadow of Nuremberg / Diane M. Plotkin --
Is objectivity morally defensible in discussing the holocaust? / Robert S. Frey --
Indifferent accomplices / Eric Sterling --
Intruding on private grief / Alastair G. Hunter --
Christians as holocaust scholars / Leon Stein --
Art after Auschwitz / Stephen C. Feinstein --
Reflections on post- holocaust ethics / John K. Roth --
Afterword / Harry James Cargas.

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Victims of the Holocaust were faced with moral dilemmas for which no one could prepare. Yet many of the life-and-death situations forced upon them required immediate actions and nearly impossible choices. In Problems Unique to the Holocaust, today's leading Holocaust scholars examine the difficult questions surrounding this terrible chapter in world history. Is it ever legitimate to betray others to save yourself? If a group of Jews is hiding behind a wall and a baby begins to cry, should an adult smother the child to protect the safety of the others? How guilty are the bystanders who saw w.

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