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Forgiving Mengele

Posted by Sheldon Rubenfeld on September 25, 2016

The Jewish High Holidays are about to begin. One them of these holidays is forgiveness. Eva Kor, survivor of Mengele’s notorious experiments on twins at Auschwitz, gave a moving presentation at the Humans Subjects Research after the Holocaust (HSRAH) workshop co-sponsored by the Houston Methodist Research Institute and CMATH. She included in her presentation her comments about her controversial decision to forgive Mengele fifty years after the liberation of Auschwitz. I recommend that you view this remarkable video.

Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness tells the fascinating story of Simon Wiesenthal’s response to a Nazi soldier who wants absolution from a Jew. The latest edition of his book offers the opinions of more than 50 thinkers about the difficult decision Wiesenthal made while a prisoner in Lemberg concentration camp.

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