Can we Forgive but not Forget?

By Susan Josephs

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, November 11, 1994

The author describes her ambivalent feelings toward the notion of reconciliation between Jews and Germans. On one hand, she feels contemporary Germans should not be blamed for the crimes of their forbears, but she also respects that Holocaust survivors, and many other Jews, cannot bring themselves to reconcile with modern Germany.

Topic: History, Communal Responsibility, International Relations, Generational Issues, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Community Relations, Shoah, Communal Memory, Diversity, Holocaust

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.481

Page Number(s): 4-5

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Germany

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Josephs, Susan. Can we Forgive but not Forget?. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 11 November 1994: 4-5. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7929


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