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The Guilt of the Church: Daniel Goldhagen, the author of A Moral Reckoning, calls upon the Catholic Church to face its legacy of anti-Semitism and its role in the Holocaust

Date: January 31, 2003
Authors: Jennie Rothenberg and Daniel Goldhagen
QUOTE: "What must a religion of love and goodness do to confront its history of hatred and harm, and to perform restitution?"

ABSTRACT: A very informative interview with Daniel Goldhagen about the thesis of his second book A Moral Reckoning, that the Catholic Church was guilty of both laying the historical foundation for the Holocaust and also for failing to act to prevent it. The interview also touches on the issues of collective responsibility vs. collective guilt that have arisen in connection with both this book and his first book, Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust-pb. --- D. Doernberg

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