Holocaust

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Something evolving

City of God, by E.L. Doctorow

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Bystanders: Conscience and Complicity During the Holocaust, by Victoria J. Barnett

On a wall of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., is a quotation from Israeli historian Yahuda Bauer: "Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander." At first glance, the "above all" is problematic. Why is it not better to be a passive witness to evil than an active agent?

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Sins of the fathers

Papal Sins: Structures of Deceit, by Garry Wills

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Corruption of words

I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, by Victor Klemperer

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Betrayal of Spirit: Jew-Hatred, the Holocaust, and Christianity

Imagine the shock of a young boy growing up in a polyglot, multiethnic neighborhood when confronted with the Jew-hatred of a trusted family acquaintance.