In this chapter Marc Fellman seeks to situate the tension between judging and understanding, as it is understood in Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader, within the context of a discussion on the tension between moral complexity and moral enormity within Holocaust experiences. His claim is that the tension between judging and understanding is best understood as symptomatic of a more generalized tension between complexity and enormity, at least when it comes to understanding the Holocaust.
Fellman, M. (2006). The case for moral complexity. In P. A. Tabensky (Ed). Judging and understanding: Essays on free will, narrative, meaning and the ethical limits of condemnation. (pp. 111-125). Aldershot, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.