The Jewish State


  • Author: Theodor Herzl
  • Release Date : 2010-08-26
  • Genre: Social Science
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'We shall live at last as free men on our own soil, and die peacefully in our own homes'Theodor Herzl's passionate advocacy of the founding of a Jewish state grew out of his conviction that Jews would never be assimilated into the populations in which they lived. Herzl concluded that the only solution for the majority of Jews would be organised emigration to a state of their own.Herzl's political and social plea was the result of centuries of restrictions, hostility and pogroms against the Jews of Europe. His revolutionary proposal for the solution to anti-Semitism was a Jewish state, where Jews could live in peace, free from persecution - and this hugely influential essay led directly to the creation of Israel.GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some ...

Ethics After the Holocaust

Ethics After the Holocaust


  • Author : John K. Roth
  • Publisher : Paragon House Publishers
  • Release Date : 1999-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015048769502


Ethics After the Holocaust Book Description :

The contributors to this book investigate Morality's failures during the Holocaust and raise questions about ethics afterwards....

Ethics During and After the Holocaust

Ethics During and After the Holocaust


  • Author : J. Roth
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2005-10-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230513105


Ethics During and After the Holocaust Book Description :

Questions shape the Holocaust's legacy. 'What happened to ethics during the Holocaust? What should ethics be, and what can it do after the Holocaust?' loom large among them. Absent the overriding or moral sensibilities, if not the collapse or collaboration of ethical traditions, the Holocaust could not have happened. Its devastation may have deepened conviction that there is a crucial difference between right and wrong; its destruction may have renewed awareness about the importance of ethical standards and conduct. But Birkenau, the main killing center at Auschwitz, also continues to cast a disturbing shadow over basic beliefs concerning right and wrong, human rights, and the hope that human beings will learn from the past. This book explores those ...

The Failures of Ethics

The Failures of Ethics


  • Author : John K. Roth
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198725336


The Failures of Ethics Book Description :

The Failures of Ethics concentrates on the multiple shortfalls and shortcomings of thought, decision, and action that tempt and incite us human beings to inflict incalculable harm. Absent the overriding of moral sensibilities, if not the collapse or collaboration of ethical traditions, the Holocaust, genocide, and other mass atrocities could not have happened. Our senses of moral and religious authority have been fragmented and weakened by theaccumulated ruins of history and the depersonalized advances of civilization that have taken us from a bloody twentieth century into an immensely problematic twenty-first. Salvaging the fragmented condition of ethics,this book shows how respect and honor for those who save lives and resist atrocity, deepened att...

The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust

The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust


  • Author : J. Geddes
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-04-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230620940


The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust Book Description :

The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust advances the idea that the Holocaust undermined confidence in basic beliefs about human rights and shows steps of salvage and retrieval that need to be taken if ethics is to be a significant presence in a world still besieged by genocide and atrocity....

Moral Responsibility in the Holocaust

Moral Responsibility in the Holocaust


  • Author : David H. Jones
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780585122014


Moral Responsibility in the Holocaust Book Description :

In Moral Responsibility in the Holocaust, David H. Jones goes beyond historical and psychological explanations of the Holocaust to directly address the moral responsibility of individuals involved in it. While defending the view that individuals caught up in large-scale historical events like the Holocaust are still responsible for their choices, he provides the philosophical tools needed to assess the responsibility, both negative and positive, of perpetrators, accomplices, bystanders, victims, helpers, and rescuers....

Memory and Forgetting in the Post Holocaust Era

Memory and Forgetting in the Post Holocaust Era


  • Author : Alejandro Baer
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-11-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317033769


Memory and Forgetting in the Post Holocaust Era Book Description :

To forget after Auschwitz is considered barbaric. Baer and Sznaider question this assumption not only in regard to the Holocaust but to other political crimes as well. The duties of memory surrounding the Holocaust have spread around the globe and interacted with other narratives of victimization that demand equal treatment. Are there crimes that must be forgotten and others that should be remembered? In this book the authors examine the effects of a globalized Holocaust culture on the ways in which individuals and groups understand the moral and political significance of their respective histories of extreme political violence. Do such transnational memories facilitate or hamper the task of coming to terms with and overcoming divisive pasts? Taking ...

The Double Binds of Ethics After the Holocaust

The Double Binds of Ethics After the Holocaust


  • Author : Jennifer L. Geddes
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2009-03-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0230614922


The Double Binds of Ethics After the Holocaust Book Description :

The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust advances the idea that the Holocaust undermined confidence in basic beliefs about human rights and shows steps of salvage and retrieval that need to be taken if ethics is to be a significant presence in a world still besieged by genocide and atrocity....

Ethics in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Ethics in the Shadow of the Holocaust


  • Author : Judith Herschcopf Banki
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1580511090


Ethics in the Shadow of the Holocaust Book Description :

It is not enough to probe the historical details of the cataclysmic event of the Holocaust. We need to understand how the Nazis unleashed cultural, political, and religious forces that remain very much with us as we enter the new millennium. Ethics in the Shadow of the Holocaust examines these forces with contributions from seventeen leading scholars on the Holocaust and on Christian-Jewish relations....

Holocaust Representation

Holocaust Representation


  • Author : Berel Lang
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2000-09-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0801864151


Holocaust Representation Book Description :

Since Theodor Adorno's attack on the writing of poetry "after Auschwitz," artists and theorists have faced the problem of reconciling the moral enormity of the Nazi genocide with the artist's search for creative freedom. In Holocaust Representation, Berel Lang addresses the relation between ethics and art in the context of contemporary discussions of the Holocaust. Are certain aesthetic means or genres "out of bounds" for the Holocaust? To what extent should artists be constrained by the "actuality" of history—and is the Holocaust unique in raising these problems of representation? The dynamics between artistic form and content generally hold even more intensely, Lang argues, when art's subject has the moral weight of an event like the Holocaust. A...

Judging  Privileged  Jews

Judging Privileged Jews


  • Author : Adam Brown
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2013-07-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857459923


Judging Privileged Jews Book Description :

The Nazis’ persecution of the Jews during the Holocaust included the creation of prisoner hierarchies that forced victims to cooperate with their persecutors. Many in the camps and ghettos came to hold so-called “privileged” positions, and their behavior has often been judged as self-serving and harmful to fellow inmates. Such controversial figures constitute an intrinsically important, frequently misunderstood, and often taboo aspect of the Holocaust. Drawing on Primo Levi’s concept of the “grey zone,” this study analyzes the passing of moral judgment on “privileged” Jews as represented by writers, such as Raul Hilberg, and in films, including Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah and Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. Negotiating the prob...