The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Remembrance: Challenge for the church

A father and daughter reflect on the Holocaust as a Jewish and a Christian tragedy

This annual observance offers Christians an opportunity not only to mourn the unfathomable loss of dignity and human life but also to reflect on the Holocaust — which is certainly a Jewish tragedy — as a Christian tragedy.

To call the Holocaust a Jewish tragedy requires little explanation, as Jews were the primary target of Nazi persecution and millions were executed. But to call the Holocaust a Christian tragedy requires honesty and openness.

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