We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness | [Simon Wiesenthal]

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness

While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to - and obtain absolution from - a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing.
Regular Price:$24.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to - and obtain absolution from - a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the war had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing? What would you have done in his place?

In this important book, fifty-three distinguished men and women respond to Wiesenthal's questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and victims of attempted genocide in Bosnia, Cambodia, China, and Tibet. Their responses, as varied as their experiences of the world, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are not limited to events of the past. Often surprising and always thought-provoking, The Sunflower will challenge you to define your beliefs about justice, compassion, and human responsibility.

©1969, 1970 Copyright 1969, 1970 by Opera Mundi Paris. Copyright renewed 1997 by Simon Wiesenthal. Preface and Symposium copyright 1976, 1997, 1998 by Schocken Books Incorporated. (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"In simple yet elegant prose, Wiesenthal recreates the grim reality of a time when Eastern Europe was hell. Never lapsing into the maudlin or self-pitying, his matter-of-fact realism makes the images all the more horrifying." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (18 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.8 (13 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.8 (13 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    SomervilleWhereElse Somerville, MA 06-04-12
    SomervilleWhereElse Somerville, MA 06-04-12 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    201
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    49
    43
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    39
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Incredible!"

    This new version of The Sunflower is extraordinary. The people that have written their thoughts about Simon Wiesenthal's original dilemma knocked my socks off. The issue of forgiveness is so relevant to our modern world. The book is a classic for all times. I would recommend this for young (8th grade and up) and old.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joanne MONTGOMERY, MN, United States 08-17-13
    Joanne MONTGOMERY, MN, United States 08-17-13 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "FABULOUS"
    Would you listen to The Sunflower again? Why?

    I would listen to this book over and over. The fact is when you listen to the story and then the different responses from others, you can do nothing else but wonder what the right answer is, or IF there is a right answer.


    What about Robertson Dean and Laural Merlington ’s performance did you like?

    I really appreciated the way the different narrators were used. It helped to bring you into a different mood and prepare you for a different point of view with each letter.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    This book was extremely moving because to forces you to think through what it is you believe you would have done, and question it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-2 of 2 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.