ホロコーストにおける赦しとその含意 Forgiveness and its implications in terms of the Holocaust
At the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Eva Kor, a former subject of Mengele's experiments, declared that she would forgive all Nazis. This statement has stirred outrage among many Holocaust survivors. In order to review her intent, this paper first clarifies the meanings of forgiveness in general, referring to the latest philosophical and psychological studies. The second chapter examines some comments on Simon Wiesenthal's "The Sunflower" which poses a conundrum about whether we should forgive a dying remorseful Nazi. The opinions of those like the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, based on the Buddhist weltanschauung and the African concept of "ubuntu" respectively, introduce us to a new dimension for forgiving criminals of heinous atrocities. The third chapter analyzes Kor's proposal to heal both victims and perpetrators of the genocide, which proves to be in line with restorative justice.
- 国際研究論叢 : 大阪国際大学紀要
国際研究論叢 : 大阪国際大学紀要 23(1), 11-24, 2009-10-31