By Berel Lang
"These essays are super good written, with the readability and accessibility that one has come to count on from Berel Lang, some of the most revered and important philosophers writing in regards to the Holocaust and its impact." ―Michael L. Morgan
In those trenchant essays, thinker Berel Lang examines post-Holocaust intepretations―and misinterpretations―showing the ways that rhetoric and beliefs have affected ancient discourse in regards to the Holocaust and the way those bills should be deconstructed. Why didn’t the Jews withstand? How may well the Germans have performed what they did? Why didn’t extra bystanders take part the rescue? In Lang’s view, those questions turn into mischievous whilst the situations within which sufferers, perpetrators, and bystanders performed their roles are passed over or obscured. To confront such matters competently calls for comparative and contextual facts. Post-Holocaust addresses such questions because the position of the Holocaust within the Nazi undertaking as a complete, the jobs of revenge and forgiveness in post-Holocaust Jewish considering, Holocaust commemoration as artifice or "business," and the connection of the Holocaust to conventional antisemitism. Lang’s research offers an incisive and fruitful foundation for confronting those severe subjects.
Jewish Literature and Culture―Alvin H. Rosenfeld, editor