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Franklin Littell, Scholar of Holocaust, Dies at 91

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Franklin Littell, a father of Holocaust studies, died last Saturday at his home in Pennsylvania. The New York Times reports:

Dr. Littell (pronounced lih-TELL), the author of more than two dozen scholarly books and a thousand articles, was among the first intellectuals to delve into the question of how baptized Christians in the heart of Christian Europe could have either killed or ignored the killing of six million Jews. A big part of the answer, as he found it, was that Christians from the time of Jesus on had shown systematic contempt for Jews and their beliefs

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