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Collaboration with the Enemy: Harming Some to Save Others from the Nazis

F. M. Kamm

in The Moral Target

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199897520
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199950249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897520.003.0005

Series: Oxford Ethics Series

Collaboration with the Enemy: Harming Some to Save Others from the Nazis

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This chapter addresses the question of whether it is morally permissible to cooperate with the unjust side during a war, specifically the Nazis. It reveals that there were some Jewish governing boards during the Second World War that cooperated with the Nazis in order to decrease the harm that the Nazis (the unjust side) will do. This chapter refers to some recent discussions of collaboration with the unjust side in war and when it is permissible to redirect threats.

Keywords: collaboration; Nazis; unjust side; redirecting threats

Chapter.  12493 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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