The Two Key Factors
  • David Blumenthal


There are two questions that haunt the second and third generations after the shoah1 : Where was God? And, where was humanity? Put differently: How could a good God have permitted the shoah to happen, especially to people chosen by God? And, how could so many people have been turned into passive and active participants in the shoah? I have given a forthright, if not popular, answer to the first question and have also proposed an answer to the second. It is with one aspect of the question about humanity that I will deal here.


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