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Ethics During and After the Holocaust The Shadow of Birkenau by John K. Roth

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English


  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • History of specific racial & ethnic groups,
  • The Holocaust,
  • Influence,
  • Philosophy,
  • Holocaust,
  • Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945),
  • Moral and ethical aspects

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8399506M
ISBN 101403933774
ISBN 109781403933775

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'What happened to ethics during the Holocaust? What should ethics be, and what can it do after the Holocaust?' loom large among them. Absent the overriding or moral sensibilities, if not the collapse or collaboration of ethical traditions, the Holocaust could not have happened. After each essay, they offer critiques of other essays and respond to critiques of their own. The book's distinctive dialogue format deepens inquiry that interprets the Holocaust not only as an assault on millions of innocent human beings -- Jews first and foremost among them -- . In addition to service on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, he has published hundreds of articles and authored, co-authored, or edited more than fifty books, including Approaches to Auschwitz, Ethics During and After the Holocaust, and The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies. Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust. The Holocaust raises profound theological, ethical, and historical questions for people of all faiths. All too many Christians in Germany welcomed the rise of National Socialism, and all too few engaged in protest, rescue, or resistance.

medical ethics attempted to give reason to some race-ethical morality of which the National Socialists claimed that, being a scientific morality, it was in accordance with the laws of . The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness is a book on the Holocaust by Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal, in which he recounts his experience with a mortally wounded Nazi during World War book describes Wiesenthal's experience in the Lemberg concentration camp and discusses the moral ethics of the decisions he made. The title comes from Wiesenthal's observation Author: Simon Wiesenthal. Just because it's set during World War II doesn't make it a holocaust book. It needs to be about the Jews or Germany or the concentration camps." Can't speak to On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, but I would definitely agree as far as And Then There Were None is concerned. Ethics during and after the Holocaust: in the shadow of Birkenau. [John K Roth] -- "The book's thesis is that nothing human, natural or divine guarantees respect for the ethical values and commitments that are most needed in contemporary human existence, but nothing is more.

Book Description. For many, the Holocaust made thinking about ethics in traditional ways impossible. It called into question the predominance of speculative ontology in Western thought, and left many arguing that Western political, cultural and philosophical inattention to universal ethics were both a cause and an effect of European civilization's collapse in the twentieth century. Erasing the Past: Europe's Amnesia About the Holocaust More than 40 years have passed since Nuremberg. Despite the preservation of Auschwitz's barracks, railway tracks, barbed wire fences, and crematorium, there is a growing feeling that all remaining traces of the Nazis should not be obliterated.   Nazis And Medical Ethics: Context And Lessons cell research to caring for prisoners of war are directly affected by the experiences of medicine leading up to and during the Holocaust.   An international conference exploring the nature of good & evil; the possibilities of hope & compasssion; and humanity's obligation to fight indifference, hatred, and opression. May ,