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Dachau I: Holocaust and Question God

dachau i: Books such as Elie Wiesel's Night and Cynthia Ozick's The Shawl had not yet been written, according to Rabble. After that teenage confrontation with Dachau I have at times intentionally separated myself from the literature that describes the Holocaust because it pushes me into an abyss and makes me question God's reality in the midst of unspeakable suffering. This was in 1964, at a time when accounts of the Holocaust were not as accessible as they are now. This past summer, over 50 years after that first encounter with the Holocaust, I joined a group of Christians and Jews on a trip to visit some of the death camps and killing fields in Poland. At Auschwitz, Birkenau, Maj danek, and Treblinka, we paused to read scripture. We read aloud names of the dead as we stood next to one of the mass burial sites. ( As reported in the news.