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Concluding Remarks

Mona Sue Weissmark

in Justice Matters

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195157574
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199848485 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157574.003.0007
Concluding Remarks

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Throughout the book, there have been discussions on the injustice and suffering of Holocaust and Nazi survivors perpetrated by the ravages of the Holocaust and the war and this painful legacy live on for the children of those who suffered. Since the events occurred, there has been a distinct line between the Nazis and the Jews that is built on separate-sided views. Can we expect people to forgive what has come before? Can we expect reconciliation between the descendants of Nazis and Holocaust survivors? This concluding section is devoted to discussing forgiveness, derived from stories and written accounts of the children and the previous generation's personal experiences. It proposes a reconsideration for overcoming past injustices, suggesting such features of a revised understanding.

Keywords: injustice; suffering; painful legacy; reconciliation; forgiveness; understanding

Chapter.  6852 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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