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The Forgiveness to Come: The Holocaust and the Hyper-Ethical

Peter Banki


The book addresses the difficulties posed by the Holocaust for a thinking of forgiveness inherited from the Abrahamic (i.e., monotheistic) tradition. As a way to approach these difficulties, it explores the often radically divergent positions in the debate on forgiveness in the literature of Holocaust survivors. Forgiveness is sometimes understood as a means of self-empowerment (Eva Mozes Kor); part of the inevitable process of historical normalization and amnesia (Jean Améry); or otherwise as an unresolved question, that will survive all trials and remain contemporary when the crimes of the N ... More

Keywords: Amery, Jean, Antelme, Robert, aporia, Derrida, Jacques, forgiveness, Holocaust, Jankélévitch, Vladimir, Kor, Eva Mozes, Wiesenthal, Simon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823278640
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823278640.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Banki, author
Western Sydney University