Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Holocaust Could Have Included YOU

The Holocaust will I believe retain its position as the symbol of ultimate evil for as long as Western civilization endures.  How it will be interpreted, and what lessons will be drawn from it, are different questions altogether.  Apart from the obvious insights that people who are hateful and cruel to Jews will be hateful and cruel to others as well; that people who have bizarre fantasies about the Jews will have bizarre fantasies of other sorts; that society is not automatically progressing toward higher and higher planes of civilization; that technology is not an unmixed blessing; that mankind is not basically good, what else can we conclude?

Joseph Keysor, “Hitler, the Holocaust, and the Bible,” pg.435-436

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