Aizenberg also reconstructs the rich analytical webs created by critics who, for the most part, ignored these writers' engagement with the Shoah
. Aizenberg addresses issues of the representation of the Shoah
and successfully places these writers among others around the world who spoke against these atrocities.
During the year that I spent at the Shoah
Foundation, one of the puzzles I'd tried to sort out was whether there were common factors among those who survived: Was it the result of definable reasons, or was it merely random, the luck of the draw?
Neither before the war, nor after the Shoah
, did Dabrowska free herself of the clear division into "fellow countrymen" and "strangers" (despite the aversion to nationalist circles, to which she sometimes gave expression in prewar statements).
Even if you doubt the possibilities of Muslim-Jewish cooperation, it is foolish to reject Muslims who seek to meet with Jews and learn about Judaism and the Shoah
. In Warsaw, when I asked the Chief Rabbi to host a dinner, he told me he would do it if he could co-host with Muslim imams.
A reconstructed identity for post-Shoah Christian faith is whole if, and perhaps only if, it has allowed itself to be wounded by what happened leading up to, during, and after the Shoah
. I would, of course, claim that, if that wounding has not happened, then Christian identity is not whole.
offers an overview of contemporary Jewish theological responses to theodicy after the Shoah
. Then, in ten chapters that span the books and figures of the TaNaKh, he wrestles with questions of divine justice and human responsibility.
As an accepted premise that point is not argued, but biblical support is found for both the peace and war components.Aa The shoah
is pivotal to both arguments and any and all arguments concerning Israel, as it is obviously a major event in the long line of Jewish history.
One example is that Pope John Paul II canonized Edith Stein, a Jewish woman who converted to Catholicism and was killed in the Shoah
, in many ways as a Jewish saint.
is the weapon that Israelis and their supporters in the Diaspora use to fend off criticism and to allow Israel to continue committing crimes against the Palestinians.
Tom Lawson, a young historian at the University of Winchester in England, has now turned out a pioneering account of the role of the Church of England during this tragic period, a study that makes a valuable addition to the fruitful sub-genre of Holocaust Studies whose purview is the response to the Shoah
of willing bystanders and reluctant witnesses.
Time can be chronological, historical or memorial which clumsily leads into a not specially useful discussion of the Shoah
. How many more Holocaust monuments need we discuss?