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The Sunflower - On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness

Simon Wiesenthal

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.

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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Genres:

Philosophy

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robertson Dean, Laural Merlington

Length:

8h 50m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

06:27


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

47:22


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

38:28


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

56:10


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

41:44


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

08:57


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

07:49


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

04:15


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

11:39


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

05:41


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

06:47


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

02:38


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

07:04


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

02:00


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

08:32


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

06:18


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

09:31


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

10:37


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

07:32


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

03:08


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

09:03


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

09:59


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

05:10


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

06:09


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

01:15


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

03:46


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

03:40


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

03:19


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

10:33


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

01:57


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

03:07


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

05:46


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

08:42


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

04:06


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

07:54


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

07:01


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

05:41


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

08:32


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

01:08


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

09:55


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

13:11


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

09:53


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

09:55


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

04:40


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

03:20


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

03:27


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

07:28


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

04:51


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

03:19


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

02:52


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

07:11


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

11:13


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

13:27


Part 2, Chapter 49
Part 2, Chapter 49

05:39


Part 2, Chapter 50
Part 2, Chapter 50

03:31


Part 2, Chapter 51
Part 2, Chapter 51

03:23


Part 2, Chapter 52
Part 2, Chapter 52

05:08


Part 2, Chapter 53
Part 2, Chapter 53

08:18