The Sunflower


  • Author : Simon Wiesenthal
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release : 2008-12-18
  • ISBN : 9780307560421
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A Holocaust survivor's surprising and thought-provoking study of forgiveness, justice, compassion, and human responsibility, featuring contributions from the Dalai Lama, Harry Wu, Cynthia Ozick, Primo Levi, and more. 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 way 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 genocides 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.

The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal (Summary)


  • Author : QuickRead,Lea Schullery
  • Publisher : QuickRead.com
  • Release :
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Do you want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Come along on a Holocaust survivor’s quest to answer the questions surrounding the forgiveness of a Nazi soldier. Imagine that while experiencing the atrocities of living in a concentration camp, you become confronted with a dying Nazi soldier’s request for forgiveness. Could you forgive a person who played a role in the systematic killing of millions of innocent people? While holding his hand and listening to confessions of the crimes against your own people, many others outside are suffering from starvation, working to death, and being led into gas chambers. Simon Wiesenthal experienced such a scenario during his time at a concentration camp in German-occupied Poland, and he has since been plagued with the question: to forgive or not to forgive? Of course, he has lived with the decision that he made at that moment, but his experience has inspired him to seek answers from others. By speaking with more than 50 people from different walks of life, ranging from religious leaders to fellow genocide survivors, Wiesenthal seeks to answer if he made the right decision. As you read, learn about a dying Nazi’s search for repentance, how Wiesenthal reacts when face-to-face with a murderer, and lastly, why practicers of Judaism believe murderers cannot be forgiven.

The Sunflower


  • Author : Richard Paul Evans
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2007-06-19
  • ISBN : 0743287029
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

After her fiancé calls off their marriage a week before the wedding. heartbroken Christine Hollister reluctantly agrees to accompany her friend Jessica to Peru to do volunteer work in an orphanage, where she meets American doctor Paul Cook. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Flavonoids of the Sunflower Family (Asteraceae)


  • Author : Bruce A. Bohm,Tod F. Stuessy
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2001-03-15
  • ISBN : 9783211834794
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Flavonoids are secondary plant products that have previously been shown to be helpful in determining relationships among plant groups. This work presents comprehensively the occurrence, patterns of variation, and systematic and evolutionary importance of flavonoids in the sunflower family (Asteraceae), the largest family of flowering plants (23,000 species). It gathers together the more than 2500 reports of flavonoids in Asteraceae published between 1950 to the present and interprets these data in context of new taxonomic (especially generic) alignments. The authors discuss flavonoid patterns with reference to modern phylogenetic studies based on morphology and DNA data. This book provides, therefore, the most exhaustive synthesis and evaluation of the systematic and evolutionary import of flavonoids ever accomplished for any large family of angiosperms.

The Sunflower


  • Author : Simon Wiesenthal
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9780805210606
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Presents new responses to the ethical question posed by the author in the 1976 edition of "The Sunflower" in which he tells how he, as a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp, was called upon to offer absolution to a dying member of the SS.

The Sunflower


  • Author : Simon Wiesenthal
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9780805210606
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Presents new responses to the ethical question posed by the author in the 1976 edition of "The Sunflower" in which he tells how he, as a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp, was called upon to offer absolution to a dying member of the SS.

The Sunflower's


  • Author : Ann Marie Brezovski
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release : 2014-06-09
  • ISBN : 1460241681
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

In a magnificent garden overlooking the ocean there grew a beautiful Sunflower. This was no ordinary Sunflower; her petals were as bright as the rays of the sun; her seeds were magical, full of light and love. People travelled from far and wide to see the Sunflower and feel her radiant energy. The Sunflower loved the garden where she lived. She especially loved it when the children played close by and her friends, the birds, butterflies and small animals would come to visit her. As time passed the beautiful Sunflower’s life changed. The crowds that came to see her began to overwhelm her. She became sad and afraid, she could bear no more. With the help of her Angels, a wise old Goose and the power of the wind, the delicate Sunflower is taken to a place of peace and happiness. The Legacy she leaves behind is her Gift to the world; one that will live on in the hearts of the people forever. The Sunflower’s Gift is a book for children and adults alike, inspired by the life and death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The title of the book was inspired by the true story told at the back of the book. The Sunflower’s Gift tells Princess Diana’s story in a simple, heartwarming way so that children might know this beautiful “Angel” that once graced the earth with her presence and understand the impact she had on humanity.

The Sunflower Forest


  • Author : William R. Jordan
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2003-06
  • ISBN : 9780520233201
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Examines how ecological restoration can reverse environmental damage and conserve forests, prairies, and wetlands. Describes ways to guide damaged ecosystems back to their natural, healthy condition, and provides context for the relationship humans have with nature.

Sarah the Sunflower Seed


  • Author : Jaime Lynn Parent,Evangeline Lincoln Wollmar
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2015-07-02
  • ISBN : 150491645X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This book follows the life cycle of a sunflower plant as seen through the eyes of one of the seeds. It incorporates the seasons, life cycles, rural farm life, nature, and the close bonds of family. It is set on a farm and introduces vocabulary to children such as mulch, compost, heirloom seeds, as well as different types of birds, butterflies, and insects.

The Sunflower Principle


  • Author : Donna Austin
  • Publisher : Inspiring Voices
  • Release : 2012-09-26
  • ISBN : 1462402771
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

In The Sunflower Principle: Life Lessons from a Simple Flower, author Donna Austin chronicles the role sunflowers played in her recovery from the ashes of divorce. Sunflowers were a favorite flower of her daughter, but it wasnt until she faced the agony of divorce and an empty nest that she realized they symbolized hope and love for her. From these big, bold, beautiful sunflowers and during time spent in her garden, she learned many valuable lessons about how to withstand the storms of life, lift up her head, and stand tall again. She has presented the lessons she learned from tending to the sunflowers in the form of seeds of wisdom in The Sunflower Principle. Through these lessons, she offers a simple guide for living, with all peopleregardless of race, religion, or national origin. In order to become a sunflower, it is necessary to sow some seeds ourselvesseeds of compassion, love, peace, and understanding. The result of sowing these four tiny seeds make a difference in our lives, and become the catalyst for change in our world.