Thorns and Barbed Wire

Revised 2003

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Thorns and




The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal


Night by Elie Wiesal






Ashes to Easter

Highland Shepherd Resources



Return to the Lenten Resources





The Temple Wall

Jesus and the Holocaust:
Reflections on Suffering and Hope

Based on the 3-hour Good Friday Service Sermons
delivered in the Cathedral Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Glasgow by Prof. Joel Marcus
Home Study for Lent in 5 Sessions


Ash Wednesday - in your own Parish


Session 1 - Abraham and Isaac - the binding

Session 2 - Why have you forsaken me - the plea of the Son

Session 3 - Where is God? in the midst of the suffering

Session 4 - Suffering and evil and God

Session 5 - Hope, reclamation and redemption


Holy Week - in your own Parish


Suffering Servant
Isaiah 53: 1-12


“You Are being Dehumanized”

Isaac - Amir Gilboa

Mark 15: 22-27


An Atheist in Five Minutes

There’s a Certain Slant of Light - Emily Dickinson

Mark 15: 29-32


“Father, Forgive Them”

Luke 23: 33-34a and 39-43


The Dying of the Light

I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died - Emily Dickinson

Mark 15: 33-38


It is Finished!

In Snow Thou Comest - Emily Dickinson

We Learn in the Retreating - Emily Dickinson

John 19: 25-30


The Earthquake

I Reason Earth is Short - Emily Dickinson

By his wounds you are healed - the penultimate WORD

Matthew 27: 51-54


Supplementary material

The Closeness of God
A Jew to Jesus a poem by Florence Kiper Frank

From Night by Elie Wiesel

From the foreword
"The soup tasted excellent..."
"Where is God?"
"I thirst!"
"Say Kaddish for me"

"Yom Kippur"

"Why have you forsaken me?"

"The place for revenge"

Sunday Times: IBM & The final solution
NY Times: IBM & Punch-Card Conspiracy

NY Times: IBM & Culpability

"IBM & The Holocaust" - First Chapter

The Wannsee Protocol (the Final Solution) - January 1942

Kristallnacht - November 1938
Kristallnacht Perspective

And what's his reason...? Shylock's question and testimony
Gallery overview: Komski and Caravaggio

Ecce Homo - behold the man
Identification: A Tattoo - a kiss

Aqedah - The Binding
Marked - Mocked : A Star - A Crown

Jan Komski's Shoah Gallery
Shoah - The Holocaust

Remedy - Never Again
Wu-Tang Hip-Hop Lyrics for the Shoah

The Aqedah the Binding of Isaac... the Binding of Jesus...

Written in Pencil in the Sealed Freight Car Holocaust poetry by Dan Pagis

Already Embraced by the Arms of Heavenly Solace Holocaust poetry by Nelly Sachs

Massacre of the Boys Holocaust poetry by Tadeusz Rözewicz

A Dead Child Speaks Holocaust poetry by Nelly Sachs

O the Night of the Weeping Children Holocaust poetry by Nelly Sachs

A Poor Christian Looks at the Ghetto Holocaust poetry by Czeslaw Milosz