The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness
Product Weight/Dimensions: 5 inches by 8 inches, 292 pages, soft-cover, copyright 1997
Product Description: by Simon Wiesenthal
In this important book, 53 distinguished men and women respond to questions from internationally known Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. As a young man imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Wiesenthal was taken one day from his labor brigade to a hospital at the request of a mortally wounded Nazi soldier. Tormented by the crimes in which he had participated, including the murder of a family with a small child, the SS man wanted to confess. Wiesenthal, left the room in silence, but remained intrigued by the issues the man's request raised about the limits and possibilities of forgiveness. This new edition of "The Sunflower," issued in honor of the twentieth anniversary of its publication in the United States, brings together the voices of a new generation of thinkers, including Robert Coles, Matthew Fox, Arthur Hertzberg, Harold Kushner, Dith Pran, the Dalai Lama, Dennis Prager, Tzvetan Todorov, and Harry Wu. Their answers reflect the teachings of their diverse beliefs, and remind us that Wiesenthal's question "What would you have done?" is not limited only to events of the past.