• Psychology
  • Published 1970

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness

@inproceedings{Wiesenthal1970TheSO,
  title={The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness},
  author={Simon Wiesenthal and Harry J. Cargas and Bonny V. Fetterman},
  year={1970}
}
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 Karl, 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 to--and if possible, receive absolution from--a Jew. Wiesenthal, left the room in silence, but remained intrigued by the issues the man's request raised about the limits and… CONTINUE READING

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