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The Battle for Auschwitz: Catholic-Jewish Relations Under Strain

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Auschwitz: the ultimate symbol of the Holocaust or the focal point of Polish martyrdom? These conflicting claims strained Catholic-Jewish relations after Carmelite nuns established a convent on the perimeters of the Auschwitz concentration camp. When a large cross was erected in the convent garden, many Jews regarded this as yet another step towards the Christianization of Auschwitz. Highly-charged emotions, misunderstandings and deliberate misinformation fuelled a 15 year saga which seemed doomed to remain unresolved. What ...

The Battle for Auschwitz: Catholic-Jewish Relations Under Strain 2001, Mitchell Vallentine & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780853034292

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