Forgiving Dr. Mengele
- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2006 1 Jan
from Film Forum, 06/29/06
This documentary about the life and work of Eva Moses Kor, an Auschwitz survivor, asks the question: Is forgiveness an appropriate response to the cruelty of the Nazis when no apology has been offered? Ken Morefield (Looking Closer) examines Kor's controversial message, and concludes, "Forgiveness does not end all conflicts nor does it prevent new ones from arising, but it can and does provide an example, one that—at the very least—contains a promise that freedom from the soul-destroying effects of anger and hate is a possibility."