Religion: Visible Doom

In the sickening, inhuman record of Germany's prison camps, many Americans saw only one answer: the Nazis have put themselves beyond the pale of humanity. This week the Christian Century looked at Buchenwald and saw more than that:

"No, the horror of the Nazi concentration camps is the horror of humanity itself when it has surrendered to its capacity for evil. ... In the Nazis and beyond them we are looking into the very pit of hell which men disclose yawning within themselves when they . . . deny the sacredness of human personality. . . .

"Buchenwald and the other memorials of...

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