Truth-telling, justice, and forgiveness: A study of East Germany’s Truth Commission
Andrews, M. 1999. Truth-telling, justice, and forgiveness: A study of East Germany’s Truth Commission. International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society. 13 (1), pp. 107-124.
This article explores attitudes to forgiveness giving a range of illustrations from international politics through to classic literature. It draws on personal accounts from the cold war era in Eastern Germany. The article concludes that balancing the claims of justice and forgiveness is morally and politically important for communities to rebuild themselves and can be achieved by open discussion in the right context.
|Keywords||stasi; East Germany; forgiveness; South Africa; oral history|
|Journal||International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society|
|Journal citation||13 (1), pp. 107-124|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1022959624594|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||16 Dec 2009|
2views this month
2downloads this month