The Battle for Auschwitz: Catholic-Jewish Relations Under Strain Emma Klein

ISBN: 9780853034292

Published: September 1st 2001

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86 pages


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The Battle for Auschwitz: Catholic-Jewish Relations Under Strain  by  Emma Klein

The Battle for Auschwitz: Catholic-Jewish Relations Under Strain by Emma Klein
September 1st 2001 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 86 pages | ISBN: 9780853034292 | 9.41 Mb

Auschwitz: the ultimate symbol of the Holocaust or the focal point of Polish martyrdom? These conflicting claims strained Catholic-Jewish relations after Carmelite nuns established a convent on the perimeters of the Auschwitz concentration camp. WhenMoreAuschwitz: the ultimate symbol of the Holocaust or the focal point of Polish martyrdom? These conflicting claims strained Catholic-Jewish relations after Carmelite nuns established a convent on the perimeters of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

When a large cross was erected in the convent garden, many Jews regarded this as yet another step towards the Christianization of Auschwitz. Highly-charged emotions, misunderstandings and deliberate misinformation fuelled a 15 year saga which seemed doomed to remain unresolved. What is the future of Auschwitz-Birkenau? Now that the cross will remain a memorial to the Polish victims of Nazism, how should the memory of the million Jewish martyrs be preserved?



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