Jean Améry. VOTAVA / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Is It Possible to Recover From Torture? Lessons From Holocaust Survivor and Philosopher Jean Améry

It took Austrian-born essayist Jean Améry 20 years until he was able to write about the torture he underwent at the hands of the Gestapo. Today, 40 years after his suicide, his insight is still relevant

“Whoever has succumbed to torture can no longer feel at home in the world. The shame of destruction cannot be erased. Trust in the world, which already collapsed in part at the first blow, but in the end,...

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