In the last half century, ways of thinking about the Holocaust have changed somewhat dramatically. In this volume, noted scholars reflect on how their own thinking about the Holocaust has changed over the years. In their personal stories they confront the questions that the Holocaust has raised for them and explore how these questions have been evolving. Contributors include John T. Pawlikowski, Richard L. Rubenstein, Michael Berenbaum, and Eva Fleischner.
About the Author
CAROL RITTNER is a Sister of Mercy from the Dallas, Pennsylvania Regional Community. She was appointed the Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Holocaust Studies at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1994. She continues to teach there as Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies. In addition to her teaching and her many publications in the field of Holocaust Studies, Rittner has served as the founding director of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.
JOHN K. ROTH is Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, where he has been a faculty member since 1966. He has held visiting professorships in Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Israel, and Norway. He has published more than twenty books and hundreds of articles, many of them focused on the Holocaust. During 1995-96, he was a Fulbright Fellow in Norway.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Memories, Encounters, and Challenges by Carol Rittner and John K. Roth
Voices for Change: Chapters in the Post-Holocaust Dialogue by Abraham J. Peck
A Door that Opened and Never Closed: Teaching the Shoah by Eva Fleischner
In the Name of the Father by Harry James Cargas
Being Catholic, Learning Jewish: Personal Reflections on the Shoah by Eugene J. Fisher
Post-Holocaust Jewish Reflections on German Theology by Susannah Heschel
How My Mind Has Changed by Alan L. Berger
My Experience with the Holocaust by Franklin H. Littell
Penetrating Barriers: A Holocaust Retrospective by John T. Pawlikowski
Once and Not Future Partisan: A Plea for History by A. Roy Eckardt
From Ignorance to Insight by Carol Rittner
The Shoah-Road to a Revised/Revived Christianity by Alice Eckardt
From Anger to Inquiry by David R. Blumenthal
A Twentieth-Century Journey by Richard L. Rubenstein
Transforming the Void by Michael Berenbaum
It Started with Tears: The Holocaust's Impact on My Life and Work by John K. Roth