Anth 146 Notes 11.5

Anth 146 Notes 11.5 - Every decision we make is in the...

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Every decision we make is in the context of a relationship between self and other - result is that every decision we make has consequences for sacrifice and displacement What do I owe to myself? What do I owe to the other? Holocaust revisionism - those who say it never happened/it wasn't that bad Nazis wanted to get back to the Teutonic roots - get rid of the history of Judeo-Christian legacy How did this happen? Folk-belief that Why Jews in particular? They were a ready-made target because of the doctrine that the Jews had chosen to kill Jesus Distinction between the Nazis (political party socialist) and the German people at large At the height of Nazism the population of the Nazi party was only still a fraction of Germany at large, who were Christian Citizens at large might buy into it because there was a predisposition to accept - they were a target, it is easy to let go Thesis about Theodicy - if the Jews are suffering there is a purpose to their suffering Underlying that is Hitler's hating of Christianity - he picked on the Jews Bothered him that Germany had been Latinized (in terms of Romans, became Christian) Sacrificial notion - sacrifice has the underlying idea that there is a good purpose to the sacrifice Jews were NOT martyrs - they did not offer themselves up for that, this is NOT sacrifice It became decided that Jews were the murderers of God Two pronged in Christianity
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