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A Moral Reckoning: the Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair (review)

A Moral Reckoning: the Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and its Unfulfilled Duty of... Book Reviews of narrative framework. As Hayden White has shown us, all narratives, including "objective" histories, are verbal constructions written by a certain person at a particular time for a specific purpose. History, like memoir, selects. Both aim for truth. Memoirs, however, differ in perspective, capturing the effects of history played out on human flesh and bone. To begin a study of Holocaust memoirs wondering, "Is this survivor lying?" is to drive survivors into silence and to invite Holocaust deniers to join us in a hunt for faulty memory, myth, and delusion. How shall responsible scholars and revisionist historians then be distinguished? The essays contained within the anthology all pursue Bos's first question, "What do these representations mean?" while setting aside the others listed above. Each study is respectful of survivor accounts and fruitful in its analysis. Gail Ivy Berlin English Department Indiana University of Pennsylvania A Moral Reckoning: the Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair, by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. 362 pp. $25.00. Daniel Goldhagen raises a fundamental moral challenge in this volume which no sensitive person, especially a Catholic, can ignore. Why did http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

A Moral Reckoning: the Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair (review)

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Abstract

Book Reviews of narrative framework. As Hayden White has shown us, all narratives, including "objective" histories, are verbal constructions written by a certain person at a particular time for a specific purpose. History, like memoir, selects. Both aim for truth. Memoirs, however, differ in perspective, capturing the effects of history played out on human flesh and bone. To begin a study of Holocaust memoirs wondering, "Is this survivor lying?" is to drive survivors into silence and to invite Holocaust deniers to join us in a hunt for faulty memory, myth, and delusion. How shall responsible scholars and revisionist historians then be distinguished? The essays contained within the anthology all pursue Bos's first question, "What do these representations mean?" while setting aside the others listed above. Each study is respectful of survivor accounts and fruitful in its analysis. Gail Ivy Berlin English Department Indiana University of Pennsylvania A Moral Reckoning: the Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair, by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. 362 pp. $25.00. Daniel Goldhagen raises a fundamental moral challenge in this volume which no sensitive person, especially a Catholic, can ignore. Why did

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Feb 24, 2005

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