Truth-telling, justice, and forgiveness: A study of East Germany’s Truth Commission

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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.
AuthorsAndrews, M.
Abstract

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.

Keywordsstasi; East Germany; forgiveness; South Africa; oral history
JournalInternational Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society
Journal citation13 (1), pp. 107-124
ISSN0891-4486
1573-3416
Year1999
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1022959624594
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PrintSep 1999
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Deposited16 Dec 2009
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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) 107-124..

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