Monday, January 31, 2005

ANTI-SEMITISM - German bodies take co-responsibility!

Religion Today reports ...

German churches have denounced all forms of racism and anti-Semitism. The Roman Catholic Bishops Conference and the Council of the main line Protestant Churches issued declarations in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz. On January 27, 1945, the Red Army took the camp in Southern Poland where more than one million people, mainly Jews, were systematically gassed, starved or tortured to death.
The churches, representing approximately two thirds of
Germany's 82 million inhabitants, also confess responsibility for their contribution to the attempted annihilation of the Jews.

Somehow I don't think Dietrich Bonnheifer would be impressed, what with the insane increase in anti-Semitism all over Europe ... in fact Germany is one of the leaders in frequency of anti-Semitic events in recent years.

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