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Holocaust: Religious and Philosophical Implications

Holocaust: Religious and Philosophical Implications
ISBN
1557782121
Weight
2.00 lbs
Cover
Paper

Pages
390

Size
6x9

Date Available
1999/11/30


Edited book , Index
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$18.95 (14.21)
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"More than a collection, this work is a great symphony of reflections with each section enhancing the others. The result is a wholeness of admirable magnitude."­­--Harry James Cargas, Webster University

"...an invaluable collection of religious and analytic accounts of the Holocaust and of its continuing consequences."­­ --Berel Lang, SUNY Albany

"In this very useful collection, Roth and Berenbaum pose difficult and anguishing questions about theNazi Holocaust, through the writings of some of the most distinguished commentators on these dreadful events, they present answers that few of us can in good conscience ignore."­­--Michael R. Marrus, University of Toronto

"This is the best available concise treatment of how man has created Hell on earth."­­--Philip Hallie, Emeritus, Wesleyan University

"Masterpiece follows masterpiece in a most accessible manner. I know of no other collection that brings together the provocative literature of the Holocaust for us to ponder."­­--Margot Stern Strom, Executive Director, Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc.

"The essential writings that illuminate the darkness around the least comprehensible event in human history."­­--Peter Hay, Holocaust survivor, author of Ordinary Heroes: The Life and Death of Chana Szanes

"One cannot imagine a more comprehensive introduction to issues raised by the Holocaust than this volume."--Robert McAfee Brown, Emeritus, Pacific School of Religion

"It has proven to be an excellent source text on the Holocaust for students being introduced to that chapter in human history for the first time."--Rabbi Jacob Shtull, John Carroll University

Holocaust: Religious and Philosophical Implications is an anthology specifically designed for use as a textbook for courses on the Holocaust in universities and adult study groups. It is a complilation of what are now "classic" pieces in the voluminous literature on the Holocaust - pieces by Raul Hilberg, Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi, George Steiner, Richard Rubenstein and Irving Greenberg - all organized around what the editors have found to be the most often asked questions by their students: (1) Is the Holocaust unique? (2) What really happened in the ghettos and death camps? (3) Who knew what was going on? (4) How could people do the things they did? (5) What about God?

Governed by the thesis that the Holocaust left fundamental questions, Holocaust: Religious and Philosophical Implications, in addition to being organized around the five themes identified above, addresses the multiple implications of complexities such as resistance during the Holocaust, and Jewish and Christian identity after Auschwitz.

Table of Contents

Preface

PROLOGUE

Michael Berenbaum and John K. Roth, Who, What, Where, When, How?
Chronology

PART ONE: “What If the Holocaust Is Unique?”
André Neher, The Silence of Auschwitz
Yehuda Bauer, The Place of the Holocaust in Contemporary History
Gerd Korman, The Holocaust in American Historical Writing
Lucy S. Dawidowicz, Thinking about the Six Million: Facts, Figures, Perspectives
David W. Weiss and Michael Berenbaum, The Holocaust and the Covenant
Michael Berenbaum, The Uniqueness and Universality of the Holocaust

PART TWO: “Is It True What One Hears of Selections, of Gas, of Crematoriums?”
Primo Levi, The Drowned and the Saved
Raul Hilberg, The Ghetto as a Form of Government
Yehuda Bauer, Forms of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
Tadeusz Borowski, The People Who Walked On
Jean Améry, Torture
Robert Jay Lifton, “This World Is Not This World”
Terrence Des Pres, Excremental Assault
Lawrence L. Langer, The Dilemma of Choice in the Deathcamps
David Roussel, The Dead Stars Pursue Their Courses
John K. Roth, On Losing Trust in the World

PART THREE: “Where Is God Now?”
Elie Wiesel, Selections from Night
Richard L. Rubenstein, The Dean and the Chosen People
Emil L. Fackenheim, The 614th Commandment
Eliezer Berkovits, In the Beginning Was the Cry
Irving Greenberg, Cloud of Smoke, Pillar of Fire
Richard L. Rubenstein and Elie Wiesel: An Exchange

EPILOGUE
Michael Berenbaum and John K. Roth, Why?
Index

MICHAEL BERENBAUM was the Director of the United States Holocaust Research Institute of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Goldman Adjunct Professor of Theology at Georgetown University. From 1988-1993, he served as Project Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he was responsible for the conceptualization and development of the Museum's permanent exhibition. Berenbaum is the President and CEO of The Survivors of the Shoah, A Visual History Foundation, located in Los Angeles, CA.

JOHN K. ROTH is the Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, where he has taught since 1966. In 1988, he was named National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Roth is a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council in Washington.

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