Of Fire and Water

Holocaust Testimony, Biblical Texts and German ‘After Auschwitz’ Theology
  • Björn Krondorfer


In the context of reflecting on the Holocaust, or Shoah, certain biblical texts lose their innocence. Passages like the prophetic words of Deutero-Isaiah quoted above have the power to evoke images which we — as a post-Holocaust generation — connect with what we know about Nazi Germany’s systematic attempt to annihilate European Jews. The Shoah seems to have turned words of solace into a mockery: the fire that shall not burn has burned the innumerable.


Ethical Approach Christian Theology Cultural Criticism Biblical Text Germany Today 
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