James Carroll, in “Constantine’s Sword, The Church and the Jews,” implicitly invoked the law of unintended consequences when he described the Church’s dilemma regarding the Holocaust. Carroll contends, for example, that the Church did not fail to rise to the challenge posed by Hitler out of cowardice, anxiety over Bolshevism, or preoccupation with its own power and prerogatives. He cites…..
In January, 1937, a twenty-five-year-old doctor, Josef Mengele, with doctorates in anthropology and medicine from Munich University, began a research assistantship at the University of Frankfurt’s prestigious Institute of Hereditary Biology and Racial Hygiene. Soon thereafter he joined the Nazi Party and SS, and six years later, in May of 1943, his career in service of Nazi Germany’s racial purity ideology reached its zenith when he…..