Speaking from their respective disciplines in the humanities, theology, and education, thirteen Holocaust scholars both Jewish and Christian candidly address the challenges, risks, and possibilities embedded in the discouraging, long-lasting Palestinian-Israeli conflict. They also sharply critique the use of Holocaust terminology or imagery by the modern-day combatants on either side as trivialization of a unique and devastating event. Anguished Hope casts a powerful vision for a more peaceful future in the Middle East.
— Sigi Ziering Institute, American Jewish University
“Interreligious dialogue at its finest. Coming from diverse religious, theological, and national backgrounds, Holocaust scholars who have worked and struggled together to grapple with the Shoah here confront the deeply divisive issues of the Palestinian-Israeli context. They disagree profoundly but without being disagreeable. They trust each other sufficiently to plunge to the core issues and respect each other deeply enough to critique deeply and share broadly. They illustrate what is required to confront divisions and to bridge differences. This is an impressive collection of thoughtful essays by scholars whose humanity is joined with their learning.”
Leonard Grob is professor emeritus of philosophy at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey, and coorganizer of the biennial StephenáS. Weinstein Holocaust Symposium in Wroxton, England. “
John K Roth is professor emeritus of philosophy at Claremont McKenna College and founding director of its Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights.