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Encyclopedia > Ruth Linn

Ruth Linn is an Israeli academic and currently dean of the Faculty of Education at Haifa University in Israel. Her research interests are how moral decisions are made in stressful situations such as war and the Holocaust, and women's psychology and education. The University of Haifa (אוניברסיטת חיפה) is a university in Haifa, Israel. ... It has been suggested that Holocaust Cruelty be merged into this article or section. ...

She is the author of four books, including Mature Unwed Mothers: Narratives of Moral Resistance (2002) and Escaping Auschwitz: A Culture of Forgetting (2004).



Linn obtained her doctorate in education in 1981 from Boston University. For the unrelated Jesuit university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ...


  • Linn, R. (1989). Not Shooting and Not Crying: Psychological Inquiry into Moral Disobedience. New York: Greenwood Press.
  • _____ (1996). Conscience at War: the Israeli Soldier as a Moral Critic. Albany: State University of New York Press.
  • _____ (2002). Mature Unwed Mothers: Narratives of Moral Resistance. New York: KluwerAcademic/Plenum Publishers.
  • _____ "Voice, silence and memory after Auschwitz," in Lentin, R. (ed.) Representing the Shoah for the 21st Century. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.
  • _____ (2004). Escaping Auschwitz: A Culture of Forgetting. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press.

See also

Dr. Rudolf Vrba Rudolf Rudi Vrba (11 September 1924 – March 27, 2006) was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia in Canada. ...


  • Ruth Linn's webpage, Faculty of Education, Haifa University.

Further reading

  • Laor, Yitzhak. "Auschwitz, They Tell Me You've Become Popular", Haaretz, December 26, 2004 (a review of Linn's Escaping Auschwitz: A Culture of Forgetting)
  • Johnson, Pat. "Israeli narrative omits Vrba", Jewish Independent, April 21, 2006.



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