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The Unspeakable Evil

Richard Harries

in After the Evil

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780199263134
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600616 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199263132.003.0002
The Unspeakable Evil

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The holocaust is an unspeakable evil. How is it possible to speak of it at all? Yet ‘How is one not to speak of it?’ (Elie Wiesel). Traditional Christian anti‐Judaism is a very sorry story and this prepared the ground for Nazi anti‐Semitism. Hitler, nourished by Wagner, believed he was continuing the church's work, though on a pagan basis.

Keywords: anti‐Judaism; evil; Hitler; holocaust; Wagner

Chapter.  6360 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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