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The Holocaust: Did Darwin Make Hitler Do It?

Richard Weikart, the historian and Discovery Institute ally who wrote From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany (Palgrave Macmillan 2004), in a new book (coming out in two weeks) pushes forward with his thesis that “Darwinism” is … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: John Heartfield’s Art Depicted the Murderous Nature of Hitler’s Nazi State

A German born opponent of Nazi Germany, John Heartfield’s political art parodied the pretensions of Hitler’s regime and deconstructed its murderous nature. Below is a man set on a medieval wheel of torture turned into a swastika: More John Heartfield images here. … Continue reading

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Drudge Report Uses An Antisemitic Visual Trope in Depicting the Pope’s Visit to Israel

At around 11:30 this morning, I was blown away by what I saw at Matt Drudge’s website. Drudge made use of a classic antisemitic visual template—the sinister, overlarge, and shadowy Jew—as a way of supporting his “reporting” on the besieged Pope Benedict. … Continue reading

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John Demjanjuk: A Former Sobibor Concentration Camp Guard Living in America?

What is Ohio resident John Demjanjuk accused of? According to Der Spiegel, Demjanjuk may be an accessory to the murder of 29,000 people: On March 10, the State Public Prosecutor in Munich issued an arrest warrant against Demjanjuk, first making … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Catholic Priests in Nazi Salute

Centuries of Christian antisemitism helped lay the groundwork for the emergence of 20th century racial antisemitism, and many German Christians perceived no conflict between Christianity and their association with the Nazi Party. Below are two Catholic priests in Nazi salute alongside Wilhelm Frick and … Continue reading

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Christian Antisemitism? Andrew Sullivan, Larry Summers, and Christ Killers in a Hieronymus Bosch Painting

Last night, the Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan posted this image of Barack Obama’s chief economics advisor, Larry Summers: And this morning, a reader directed Sullivan to the Bosch painting below, suggesting that Summers bore a striking resemblance to the Jewish character … Continue reading

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EXISTENTIALIST CHRISTIANITY IN THE 21st CENTURY: Four Things That Every Honest Christian Must Face, Sooner or Later

It seems to me that every honest Christian living in the 21st century must, sooner or later, come up against four “truths”—and a question that must then be digested. Here are the four truths: There is no hell The Bible is … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: A Survivor of Bergen-Belsen Starts Life Anew in Costa Rica

According to the U.S. Holocaust Museum photo archive, the woman seated at the right was liberated from Bergen-Belsen in 1945 and immigrated to Costa Rica. She was the only survivor of a family that had seven children. The photo above was taken … Continue reading

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Benjamin Netanyahu to Barack Obama: Stop Iran Nukes—or I Will

Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister today, and he was interviewed by the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg: In an interview conducted shortly before he was sworn in today as prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu laid down … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: The Story of Jadwiga Hassa

Jadwiga Hassa, a Christian woman who was part of the resistance against the Nazis in Poland, was arrested by the Gestapo and ultimately ended up in Ravensbrueck concentration camp. The U.S. Holocaust Museum photo archive tells her story this way: She … Continue reading

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Onward Christian Fascists? An Example of Christian and Fascist Syncretism in Nazi Germany, May, 1936

At the U.S. Holocaust Museum photo archive is a sobering front page of the anti-Semitic newspaper, Der Stuermer, from May, 1936, in which Christianity and fascist messages are blended. Here’s the Holocaust Museum’s catalog description of the image: Front page of the … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Anne Frank and Margo Frank in a Purim Holiday Photo with Other Jewish Children, February, 1934, and an Image from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Where Anne and Margo Died

Anne Frank is the little girl to the left (in a dress in the front row). Margo Frank, Anne’s older sister, is with the taller kids in the back row, and is wearing a dress similar to her sister’s. Margo … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: A Color Photo, Made by an American Soldier in 1945, of Prisoner Clothing Hung Before the Crematoria Doors at Dachau

The photograph was taken by American Colonel Alexander Zabin in May, 1945. According to the U.S Holocaust Museum archive description of the photo, Col. Zabin “had landed in Normandy on the day after D-day and moved with the Third Army … Continue reading

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Ideas Have Consequences—and So Does the Misreading of Ideas: Ricky Gervais on Hitler Reading Nietzsche

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Jews Forced by Nazis to Scrub a Street in Vienna

Nazis in Vienna force Jews to scrub a street as non-Jewish spectators look on: Source: U.S. Holocaust Museum. Photograph is in the public domain.

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: A German Jewish Girl Who Was Part of the Kindertransport (1939)

This German Jewish girl (age 7) was part of the Kindertransport that, in 1939, got 10,000 Jewish children out of Nazi-controlled areas of Europe. Her name: Dorrith Oppenheim. She ended up in Scotland. Her parents died at Auschwitz in 1944. More … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Registration Certificate for a Girl Who Was Part of the Kindertransport to England, 1939

Source: U.S. Holocaust Museum archives 10,000 Jewish children—without their parents—were sent to England to escape the Nazis. In these kindertransports, imagine, if it is possible, the heart-wrenching moment of separation between each parent and each child. It is enough to … Continue reading

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The Pope Shakes Hands with Anti-Semitism

It’s carnival season in Germany, and Der Spiegal showed today this float depicting the pope shaking hands with the anti-Semite and Holocaust denier, Bishop Richard Williams. More carnival photos here.

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: A Dresden Boy Reads an Anti-Semitic Newspaper (1937)

A boy in Dresden reads Der Stuermer, an anti-Semitic newspaper. The slogan at the bottom of the display box reads: “The Jews are our misfortune.” Source: U.S. Holocaust Museum photo archive.

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Moral Equivelence?: The Nazi Holocaust v. The Allied “Bomb Holocaust”

Neo-Nazis, every February 14th, turn the anniversary of Dresden’s bombing (in which approximately 25,000 residents died) into an anti-Semitic “cause celebre” for Holocaust-equivalence, claiming (contrary to contemporary historians’ best estimates) that “hundreds of thousands” died in Allied bombing there. According to Der Spiegel, … Continue reading

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