Facing Death: Confronting Mortality in the Holocaust and Ourselves
This book features essays that explore whether Holocaust survivors and their children have a particular approach to mortality and death, given their Holocaust experiences. It has a unique format in that it includes an internal dialogue among the authors on the issues raised in the book. Dobkowski has an essay in the book and comments on two other essays that deal with the controversy around the Sonderkommando, the Jewish work units in the concentration camps that dealt with the disposal of gas chamber victims.
Dobkowski is a professor of religious studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a scholar of Holocaust studies and anti-Semitism.