LEARNING FROM THE GERMANS
Moderated by Rabbi Leon Weissberg, Ed.D.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 1:00 p.m
at the Stirling Road Library | 3151 Stirling Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
This is a free program. RSVP required. Please let us know if you'll be joining us.
Learning from the Germans examines German efforts to atone for Nazi atrocities and identifies lessons for how the United States might come to terms with its legacy of slavery and racism. The book brings together historical and philosophical analysis; interviews with politicians, activists, and contemporary witnesses in Germany and the United States; and Neiman’s own first-person observations as a white woman growing up in the South and a Jewish woman who has lived for almost three decades in Berlin.
Susan Neiman is an American moral philosopher, cultural commentator and essayist. She has written extensively on the juncture between enlightenment moral philosophy, metaphysics and politics, both for scholarly audiences and the general public.