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Sunflower

Sunflower - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0805210606

Cover of Sunflower  REV 98 (ISBN 978-0805210606)
ISBN13: 978-0805210606
ISBN10: 0805210601
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 98
Publisher: Schocken Books, Inc.
Published: 1998
International: No

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Sunflower - REV 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0805210606

Simon Wiesenthal

ISBN13: 978-0805210606
ISBN10: 0805210601
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 98
Publisher: Schocken Books, Inc.

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

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 genocides 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.

Author Bio

Simon Wiesenthal was born in 1908 in Buczacz, Galicia, at that time a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was incarcerated between 1941 and 1945 in Buchenwald and Mauthausen and other concentration camps. In 1946, together with 30 other survivors, he founded the Jewish Historical Documentation Center, which was instrumental in the identification of over 1,100 Nazi war criminals. He has been honored by the governments of Italy, the Netherlands, Israel, and the United States. Wiesenthal is the author of many books, including The Murderers Among Us, Justice Not Vengeance, Sails of Hope, and Every Day Remembrance Day. Wiesenthal lives in Austria.

Among the contributors:

Sven Alkalaj, Bosnian Ambassador to the U.S., Moshe Bejski, retired justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, Robert McAfee Brown, leading Protestant theologian, Robert Coles, Harvard professor of social ethics and author, The Dalai Lama, Eugene Fisher, National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Matthew Fox, author and leading Episcopalian theologian, Yossi Klein Halevi, Israeli journalist and son of a Holocaust survivor, Arthur Hertzberg, rabbi and author, Theodore Hesburgh, President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, Hans Konig, Cardinal of Vienna, Harold Kushner, rabbi and best-selling author, Primo Levi, Italian Holocaust survivor and author, Cynthia Ozick, novelist and essayist, Dennis Prager, author and conservative radio commentator, Dith Pran, photographer and subject of the film "The Killing Fields" about the Cambodian genocide, Albert Speer, German Nazi war criminal and author, Tzvetan Todorov, French literary critic, Harry Wu, Chinese human rights activist.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Preface
Bk. 1 The Sunflower 1
Bk. 2 The Symposium 99
Sven Alkalaj 101
Jean Amery 105
Smail Balic 109
Moshe Bejski 111
Alan L. Berger 118
Robert McAfee Brown 121
Harry James Cargas 124
Robert Coles 126
The Dalai Lama 129
Eugene J. Fisher 130
Edward H. Flannery 135
Eva Fleischner 138
Matthew Fox 143
Mark Goulden 148
Hans Habe 153
Yossi Klein Halevi 157
Arthur Hertzberg 160
Theodore M. Hesburgh 163
Abraham Joshua Heschel 164
Christopher Hollis 166
Rodger Kamenetz 171
Cardinal Franz Konig 172
Harold S. Kushner 174
Lawrence L. Langer 177
Primo Levi 181
Deborah E. Lipstadt 183
Franklin H. Littell 187
Hubert G. Locke 191
Erich H. Loewy 194
Herbert Marcuse 198
Martin E. Marty 199
Cynthia Ozick 204
John T. Pawlikowski 211
Dennis Prager 216
Dith Pran 221
Terence Prittie 223
Joshua Rubenstein 225
Dorothee Soelle 229
Albert Speer 231
Manes Sperber 232
Andre Stein 236
Nechama Tec 241
Joseph Telushkin 248
Tzvetan Todorov 250
Arthur Waskow 252
Harry Wu 255
Contributors 259