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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,441 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Simon Wiesenthal Narrator: Robertson Dean, Laural Merlingto Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to - and obtain absolution from - a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the war had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing? What would you have done in his place?

In this important book, fifty-three distinguished men and women respond to Wiesenthal's questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and victims of attempted genocide in Bosnia, Cambodia, China, and Tibet. Their responses, as varied as their experiences of the world, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are not limited to events of the past. Often surprising and always thought-provoking, The Sunflower will challenge you to define your beliefs about justice, compassion, and human responsibility.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Matt | 2/9/2014

    " An amazing book that pushes you to look at yourself and truly define your boundaries of forgiveness and what it really means to you and others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Becky | 1/29/2014

    " I liked the book, but didn't read any of the essays of what people thought of the question presented about forgiveness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cate | 1/29/2014

    " Learning new thought-provoking concepts about forgiveness and how Christianity and Judiasm differ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rebecca | 1/29/2014

    " Read this book for a class in college and fell in love with it. It makes you think about human behavior, morals, ethics, and forgiveness. What would you do? "

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About the Author
Author Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal (1908–2005) was born in Buczacz, Galicia, at that time a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was incarcerated between 1941 and 1945 in Buchenwald and Mauthausen and other concentration camps. In 1946, together with thirty other survivors, he founded the Jewish Historical Documentation Center, which was instrumental in the identification of over 1,100 Nazi war criminals. He was honored by the governments of Italy, the Netherlands, Israel, and the United States, and he wrote books including The Murderers Among Us, Justice Not Vengeance, Sails of Hope, and Every Day Remembrance Day.