"The Nazi Holocaust"
by Dr. Ronnie S. Landau
Published by: Ivan R. Dee, Chicago
Dr. Ronnie S. Landau is a former education director of the
Spiro Institute of the Study of Jewish History and Culture
Orthodox Churches and the
Romania was a pro-German ally which afforded a measure of
protection of Rumanian Jews in its Regat heartland... The Bulgarian
authorities went to great length to protect their own Jews but were
ready to surrender Jews residing in those parts of Greece and Yugoslavia
over which they assumed control.
...The astonishingly high number of Greek Jews who perished
also reflects the harshness of the regime the Nazis imposed on the
Greek population as a whole. In Yugoslavia Nazis launched a relentlessly
murderous onslaught against the Jews of Serbia; in the territory of
Croatia a Fascist government (the Ustashi) obedient to the will of
Hitler, was established: the Jews were
consequently driven into concentration camps and either slaughtered
there by their Croat captors or deported to the Nazi death camps.
The minority of Yugoslav Jews who survived were fortunate enough to be
in that part of Croatia which fell under Italian control. Once again,
Italian officials defended the Jews by successfully resisting attempts
to have Jews deported from their area of jurisdiction...
Prominent leaders of the Greek Orthodox church in Athens and
Salonica vigorously opposed the abuse of Jewish life and the
transportation of thousands of Jews to Auschwitz, but to no avail.
In Yugoslav Croatia, too, there
is evidence that officials of the Orthodox Church [that is - the Serbs]
pleaded with the authorities [that is to the Nazi Croats - Ustashi] to
curtail the vicious treatment meted out to
both Orthodox Serbs and Jews.
More to come: The role of Croatian Catholic clergy in the massacres...
- Common suffering of Jews and Serbs
The truth belongs to us all.
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Last revised: September 25, 1997