The reparative dialogue between Jews and Germans after the Holocaust - EXPeditions

The reparative dialogue between Jews and Germans after the Holocaust

by Eva Hoffman
  • Key point 1
    Genocide is a form of gratuitous violence which is not perpetrated in the aim of conquest or a victory but in order to humiliate and annihilate the identity of a person or a group.
  • Key point 2
    The widespread collusion of Germans in the Holocaust and the lack of resistance can be attributed to a lack of civil courage: the kind of daily courage which allows you to stand up to authority and defy it when necessary.
  • Key point 3
    In the second generation, the children of perpetrators and the children of victims of the Holocaust can enter into a difficult, yet reparative, dialogue with one another.