A Student of History

October 22, 2007

Holocausts

Filed under: The world today — John Maass @ 6:14 am

There’s an interesting piece on the (unfortunate) frequency of holocausts in recent history, found here at the New Oxford Review.

When I ask fellow Catholics if they are aware that an estimated five million Christian noncombatants were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust, I usually receive a blank stare. Many Catholics are also unaware that saints such as Edith Stein and Maximilian Kolbe were canonized after being killed in Nazi death camps. Additionally, most Christians don’t stop to consider that tens of millions of Christian soldiers died fighting to crush Nazism.

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