Social Justice: Social Gospel?

VOL 20; ISSUE 5

09/01/2011

Articles

The Dangerous Act of Hospitality

Thursday, 01 Sep 2011

My grandparents began hiding Jews soon after the Waffen-SS confiscated the top floor of their church for a regional headquarters. In the basement of that same building, right under Nazi noses, a shelter was made. My grandfather was the pastor of this church. He figured the Jewish hideaways would be as safe there as anywhere. When I was a kid, my grandparents told this story over and over. I always wondered why they took these risks. It would have been more sensible to leave the brazen takeover of the church's facilities unchallenged. Were they not concerned ...

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