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Gabriel Wilensky

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As a result of life-long fascination and years of study into the question of why the Holocaust happened, Gabriel Wilensky used his technical background as an award winning veteran of the computer and software industry to methodically research and write "Six Million Crucifixions." He is a resident of San Diego, California.

Gabriel is an experienced software and web architect, earning numerous industry awards for his technical expertise.

More information on the author and his book may be found on the Six Million Crucifixions website

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date: August 31, 2010 06:30PM
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description: The Atheist Coalition of San Diego will host an author talk featuring local writer Gabriel Wilensky and his book “Six Million Crucifixions: How Christian Antisemitism Paved the Road to the Holocaust”. The talk will cover the topic of antisemitism in Christianity and the role that played in the Holocaust.
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Excellent so far. A must-read for anyone interested in understanding how the teachings of Christianity changed dramatically over time to meet the needs of the growing church, and considerably distancing itself from the original teachings of Jesus in ...more
" Pedophilia is just the latest and most visible in a long list of transgressions from the Catholic Church. These days the Vatican is facing legal actio ...more "
" I think it’s important to ask what may be an uncomfortable question: why is Pope Benedict in such a hurry to canonize Pope Pius XII? Even though I thi ...more "
" I would like to use this forum to discuss specific points or issues related to my book Six Million Crucifixions: How Christian Antisemitism Paved the ...more "
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"An article on Jewish Review, titled “Conference explores Catholic teachings from Holocaust” ( discusses the declaration “We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah”. The Catholic Church issued his important doc..." Read more of this chapter »
" It's true that Pope Pius XII did not have cannons or aircraft, but he had something much more powerful: he had access to the ears and hearts of hundre ...more "
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“Some books about the Holocaust are more difficult to read than others. Some books about the Holocaust are nearly impossible to read. Not because one does not understand the language and concepts in the books, not because they are gory or graphic, but because such books are confrontational. They compel us to “think again,” or to think for the first time, about issues and questions we might rather avoid.

Gabriel Wilensky’s book, Six Million Crucifixions: How Christian Antisemitism Paved the Road to the Holocaust is one book I found difficult, almost impossible to read. Why? Because I had to confront the terrible underside of Christian theology, an underside that contributed in no small part to the beliefs and attitudes too many Christians – Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox – had imbibed throughout centuries of anti-Jewish preaching and teaching that “paved the road to the Holocaust.”

I cannot say that I “liked” Gabriel Wilensky’s book, Six Million Crucifixions: How Christian Antisemitism Paved the Road to the Holocaust. I didn’t, but I can say it was instructive and forced me to think again about that Jew from Nazareth, Jesus, and about his message of universal love and service – “What you do for the least of my brothers [and sisters], you do for me” (Matthew 25: 40).

As Abraham Joshua Heschel once said, the Holocaust did not begin with Auschwitz. The Holocaust began with words. And too many of those hate-filled words had their origin in the Christian Scriptures and were uttered by Christian preachers and teachers, by Christians generally, for nearly two millennia. Is it any wonder so many Christians stood by, even participated in, the destruction of the European Jews during the Nazi era and World War II?

I recommend Six Million Crucifixions: How Christian Antisemitism Paved the Road to the Holocaust because all of us Christians – Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox – must think again, or think for the first time, about how to teach and preach the Christian Scriptures – the “New Testament” writings – in such a way that the words we utter, the attitudes we encourage, do not demean, disrespect, or disregard our Jewish brothers and sisters, that our words do not demean, disrespect, or disregard Judaism. I hope the challenge is not an impossible one.”
Carol Rittner

“A clearly written and passionately argued indictment of centuries of antisemitism that contributed to Nazi extermination of the Jews. Wilensky has read widely, thought deeply, and writes persuasively in placing the Holocaust into the larger context of the history of Western Christianity. What he concludes is deeply disturbing and must be confronted seriously by scholars and public alike. Six Million Crucifixions is an important book for our-—or any—age of religious conflict and intolerance.”
Geoffrey Cocks

“Gabriel Wilensky's book is an excellent introduction into the history of antisemitism in Europe. His words will rightly unsettle those who have yet to come to grips with Christianity's role in shaping European attitudes and policies towards Jews into the 20th century.”
Jonathan Friedman

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