The sunflower: on the possibilities and limits of forgiveness

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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. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the war had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing? What would you have done in his place?In this important book, fifty-three distinguished men and women respond to Wiesenthal's questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and victims of attempted genocide in Bosnia, Cambodia, China, and Tibet. Their responses, as varied as their experiences of the world, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are not limited to events of the past. Often surprising and always thought-provoking, The Sunflower will challenge you to define your beliefs about justice, compassion, and human responsibility.
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display_description 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. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the war had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing? What would you have done in his place?In this important book, fifty-three distinguished men and women respond to Wiesenthal's questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and victims of attempted genocide in Bosnia, Cambodia, China, and Tibet. Their responses, as varied as their experiences of the world, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are not limited to events of the past. Often surprising and always thought-provoking, The Sunflower will challenge you to define your beliefs about justice, compassion, and human responsibility.
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subject_facet Forgiveness, Genocide, PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy, RELIGION / Ethics, Wiesenthal, Simon, Wiesenthal, Simon. -- Sonnenblume, World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Jewish
title_display The sunflower : on the possibilities and limits of forgiveness
title_full The sunflower : on the possibilities and limits of forgiveness / Simon Wiesenthal ; with a symposium edited by Harry James Cargas and Bonny V. Fetterman, The sunflower : on the possibilities and limits of forgiveness [electronic resource] / Simon Wiesenthal
title_short The sunflower :
title_sub on the possibilities and limits of forgiveness
topic_facet Concentration camps, Forgiveness, Genocide, Personal narratives, Jewish, Wiesenthal, Simon, World War, 1939-1945