Friday, April 19, 2013

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

If you haven't read, The Sunflower, I recommend that you stop what you are doing right this second -- and go get a copy, now.

Wiesenthal was imprisoned in a, Nazi concentration camp and one day while on a work detail, he is taken to the room of a dying, S.S soldier. This soldier wants to confess his sins to a Jew --- in order to obtain absolution. Wiesenthal sits at the bed of this solider and listens to the atrocities he carried out against other Jews.

This raises many question on forgiveness for readers alike. To forgive or not.  This has evoked 46 printed responses on the topic of forgiveness from a variety of individuals, ranging from other holocaust survivors and political leaders.

Expect emotional turmoil --- and remember to never forget.

Grade: A+

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