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Volume 15, Issue 2, Autumn 2010

Janusz Salamon
Pages 367-379

The Universal and Particular Dimensions of the Holocaust Story and the Emergence of Global Ethics

In this paper I want to look at the Holocaust story as an example of a value-laden story which might become one of the foundation stones of the emergent global ethics, indispensable for bridging ideological divides that so often prevent a global society from living in peace and solidarity. My key suggestion will be that the stories that have the potential of becoming truly ‘global stories’, will in reality become carriers of global values only after undergoing interpretative transformation which will enable all citizens of the global village to identify with ethically positive aspects of the story, so that they will perceive this story as their own.

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