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The Holocaust, the Church, and the Law of Unintended Consequences: How Christian Anti-Judaism Spawned Nazi Anti-Semitism

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    This book is a masterful summarization of the key ideas in the c

    This book is a masterful summarization of the key ideas in the cultural/intellectual history of the Roman Catholic Church and Western Europe underpinning the anti-Judaism which ultimately lead to the Holocaust. It resembles Jared Diamond's Guns,Germs and Steel in that like Professor Diamond, Judge Sciolino imbues what is essentially a description of complex ideas with a narrative force that makes the book a real page-turner. The book is ideal for general readers of all ages and would make an excellent text for any course in Western civilization at the high school or college level. All in all an outstanding work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    I found Judge Sciolino's book to be both fascinating and scary a

    I found Judge Sciolino's book to be both fascinating and scary at the same time.  I was raised in a Jewish home and as a child 
    remember hearing how many Christians felt that Jews had killed Christ and that we were not to be trusted because of our different 
    beliefs   I never quite understood  how this happened .  Now, reading this very well documented book that  cites church teachings that go
    back over 2000 years, it's easy to understand how these ideas developed.  Anti-Judaism became part of the Catholic church's doctrine, supported
    by many of the popes through history. Judge Sciolino  then fast forwards to the rise of Nazi Germany in the early 1930's where Hitler himself was
    able to reference some of these same teachings, and in fact uses some of the same demonizing language in his own writings.  Add to      
      that the fact that Pope Pius XII and the Church did nothing to denounce Hitler and the Holocaust while it was happening, Judge Sciolino builds a
    strong case for rendering his decision that the Catholic Church, by its unwillingness to speak out against Hitler, helped to support his goal.  I learned so much from reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Anthony Sciolino's book on the Holocaust is insightful. If more

    Anthony Sciolino's book on the Holocaust is insightful. If more people had the courage to speak the truth and the bravery to take action, this could diminish some of the injustices in the world.
    Camille Perlo-Rochester, New York 

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