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Responses to Auschwitz and the Literary Imagination

Michael L. Morgan

in Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The views of various American liberal intellectuals and Jewish writers on the Nazi death camps are discussed, starting with Lionel Trilling, a postwar New York literary critic, who addressed the ... More


“Torture Was the Essence of National Socialism”: Reading Jean Améry Today

Elisabeth Weber

in Speaking about Torture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242245
eISBN:
9780823242283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242245.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Linguistic creations by the Bush administration such as “ghost detainee” and “ghosting,” while intended to refer to the victims’ invisibility from public witnessing or tiny, contain an unintended but ... More


Translating Resentment

Aaron T. Looney

in Vladimir Jankélévitch: The Time of Forgiveness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262960
eISBN:
9780823266654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262960.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter concentrates on the specific relations between morality and emotion and between reason and passion, which, expressed biblically, involves a hunger and thirst for justice. Ressentiment ... More


What Nazi Crimes Against Humanity Can Tell Us about Torture Today

Susan Derwin

in Speaking about Torture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242245
eISBN:
9780823242283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242245.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Writing of their violation at the hands of their Nazi tormentors, Holocaust survivors Primo Levi and Jean Améry describe how torture left them with intense feelings of abandonment and estrangement ... More


Suffering and Victimization

Françoise Meltzer

in Dark Lens: Imaging Germany, 1945

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226625638
eISBN:
9780226625775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226625775.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter continues the discussion of humanitarianism and victimization. Among the works discussed here are those by Holocaust survivor Jean Améry, Jörg Friedrich, Hans Erich Nossack, and ... More


For the Humanities

Julie A. Carlson and Elisabeth Weber

in Speaking about Torture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242245
eISBN:
9780823242283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242245.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction specifies why humanistic inquiry is vital to social policy legislation and what it contributes to anti-torture advocacy. It highlights the significance of Poems from Guantánamo and ... More


Death and Meaning

John K. Roth

in The Failures of Ethics: Confronting the Holocaust, Genocide, and Other Mass Atrocities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198725336
eISBN:
9780191792663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725336.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

One cannot encounter the Holocaust, genocide, and other crimes against humanity without confronting death as atrocity—brutal, unjust, and relentless. Genocide escalates death as atrocity to ... More


The Banality of Evil

Jennifer L. Geddes

in Evil: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199915453
eISBN:
9780190248383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199915453.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In her description of Eichmann as an exemplar of the banality of evil, Hannah Arendt was describing a new kind of perpetrator—not new in the sense of being the first of his kind but new to our usual ... More


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