We Are All Guilty

“What punishment is there for someone who is responsible for the murder of six million lives?”

Rabbi Olan’s October 15, 1961 radio sermon drew on public interest in the prosecution of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann to speak about historic trials, crimes against humanity, and universal guilt for active or passive complicity with evil. How soon we forget that we are our brother’s and sister’s keepers!

“Who of us is free from the guilt of the suffering of our time, suffering because of racial bigotry, suffering because of poverty, suffering because of disease and war. We had better declare a universal atonement in which all of humanity is on trial, not just one man or one nation.”

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