The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness (Newly Expanded Paperback Edition)

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness (Newly Expanded Paperback Edition)

Simon Wiesenthal


whereas imprisoned in a Nazi focus camp, Simon Wiesenthal used to be taken at some point from his paintings element to the bedside of a demise member of the SS. Haunted through the crimes within which he had participated, the soldier desired to confess to--and receive absolution from--a Jew. confronted with the alternative among compassion and justice, silence and fact, Wiesenthal acknowledged nothing.  But even years after the way in which had ended, he puzzled: Had he performed the ideal factor? What may you may have performed in his place?

In this significant ebook, fifty-three distinctive women and men reply to Wiesenthal's questions. they're theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and sufferers of tried genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, China and Tibet. Their responses, as assorted as their reviews of the realm, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are usually not restricted to occasions of the past.  Often incredible and continuously proposal scary, The Sunflower will problem you to outline your ideals approximately justice, compassion, and human accountability.

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