Where was God?

Jewish memorial (1995).

The question of God and the Holocaust has been explored by many and is one of the eternal questions. Maybe it is also a question for which everyone has his or her own answer and thoughts.

I used to think that only people who were there could have an opinion on this — the survivors and the perpetrators — the people who lived through it.

I know some survivors who believe in God and some who do not.

I have never met a perpetrator I could ask this question of. And even though perpetrators might have officially belonged to the Catholic or Protestant church, how can we know if they believed in God? The two do not necessarily go together.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks suggested that we ask, not where was God, but where was humanity?


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