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The Sunflower

On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness

By Simon Wiesenthal
Narrated by Robertson Dean & Laural Merlington / 8 hours 49 minutes

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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Author
Narrator Robertson Dean & Laural Merlington
ISBN 9781452673974
Length 8 hours 49 minutes
Language English
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Science, Philosophy & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #27,919 Overall
Genre rank #239 in Philosophy