The Crime of Complicity: the Bystander in the Holocaust

    By Amos Guiora

    The Crime of Complicity: the Bystander in the Holocaust

    The Crime of Complicity: the Bystander in the Holocaust

    By Amos Guiora

    The Crime of Complicity: the Bystander in the Holocaust is a hard-hitting non-fiction narrative about the author's family's experiences in Hungary and the Netherlands during the Holocaust. Guiora uses his family's story as a frame for discussion about the moral and ethical responsibilities of individuals who are bystanders to horrific events who either choose or don't choose to become involved and assist victims.

    The Crime of Complicity: the Bystander in the Holocaust

    By Amos Guiora

    The Crime of Complicity: the Bystander in the Holocaust

    The Crime of Complicity: the Bystander in the Holocaust

    By Amos Guiora

    ISBN: 978-1-63425-732-9
    Product Code: 1620735EBK
    2017, 232 pages

    The Crime of Complicity: the Bystander in the Holocaust is a hard-hitting non-fiction narrative about the author's family's experiences in Hungary and the Netherlands during the Holocaust. Guiora uses his family's story as a frame for discussion about the moral and ethical responsibilities of individuals who are bystanders to horrific events who either choose or don't choose to become involved and assist victims.

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    If you are a bystander and witness a crime, should intervention to prevent that crime be a legal obligation? Or is moral responsibility enough?

    In The Crime of Complicity, Amos N. Guiora addresses these profoundly important questions and the bystander-victim relationship from a deeply personal and legal perspective, focusing on the Holocaust and then exploring cases in contemporary society. Sharing the experiences of his parents, who were Holocaust survivors, and his grandparents, who did not survive, and drawing on a wide range of historical material and interviews, Guiora examines the bystander during three distinct events: death marches, the German occupation of Holland, and the German occupation of Hungary. He explains that while the Third Reich created policy, its implementation was dependent on bystander non-intervention.

    Bringing the issue of intervention into current perspective, he examines sexual assault cases at Vanderbilt and Stanford Universities, as well as other crimes where bystanders chose whether or not to intervene, and the resulting consequences.

    After examining the intensely personal example of his own parents’ survival of the Holocaust, Guiora asserts that a society cannot rely on morals and compassion alone in determining our obligation to help another in danger. It is ultimately, he concludes, a legal issue.

    Should we make the obligation to intervene the law, and thus non-intervention a crime?

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    Ankerwycke

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    Amos Guiora

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    9781634257312

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    1620735

    Sponsor Groups

    ABA Book Publishing

    Publisher

    Ankerwycke

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    Amos Guiora

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    1620735EBK

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