Jesus and the Holocause by Joel MarcusThe Holocaust


Jesus and the Holocaust: A Case study

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"The enemy trapped the Jews in the city by building a wall around it. Foodstuffs could not be brought in; starvation and crowded conditions gave rise to disease, and epidemics spread among the cities populace. But, surprisingly, the Jews held on.

"Then the enemy massed troops outside the wall and brought up the latest in weaponry. They attacked, using fire to spread destruction. The Jews repelled the enemy a number of times. So savage was the resistance that the campaign to destroy the Jewish population took much longer and cost more troops than anticipated. Street by street the fighting raged, with hand-to-hand combat between the heartily armed troops and the emaciated defenders. Some Jews tried to escape through the sewers, but they were flushed out by fire.

"At the end, the Jews had taken a heavy toll of their enemy, but the city lay in smoking ruins. The remaining Jewish survivors were rounded up to be used as slave labourers or to be killed."

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