Archbishop Robert Runcie has asserted that: "Without centuries of Christian antisemitism, Hitler's passionate hatred would never have been so fervently echoed...because for centuries Christians have held Jews collectively responsible for the death of Jesus. On Good Friday Jews, have in times past, cowered behind locked doors with fear of a Christian mob seeking 'revenge' for deicide. Without the poisoning of Christian minds through the centuries, the Holocaust is unthinkable."
Known as the Tower of Faces this three-story tower displays photographs from the Yaffa Eliach Shtetl Collection. Taken between 1890 and 1941 in Eishishok, a small town in what is now Lithuania, they describe a vibrant Jewish community that existed for 900 years. In 1941, an SS mobile killing squad entered the village and within two days massacred the entire Jewish population.
John Hagee, Christian evangelist, CEO of a radio and TV network, and founder of CUFI, has said "It was the disobedience and rebellion of the Jews, God's chosen people, to their covenantal responsibility to serve only the one true God, Jehovah, that gave rise to the opposition and persecution that they experienced beginning in Canaan and continuing to this very day... Their own rebellion had birthed the seed of antisemitism that would arise and bring destruction to them for centuries to come...."
Pope Pius X: "In 1904 Theodor Herzl requested Pope Pius X's support for Zionism and the return of the Jewish people to their homeland. In response, the Pope said: 'I cannot support you, as you have rejected Jesus. If you go to the Holy Land, I will gladly open our church doors so the priests can baptize you as Christians.'
John Calvin. A prominent and influential 16th century Protestant leader who wrote a book called "A Response To Questions and Objections of a Certain Jew". Excerpts include: "Their [the Jews] rotten and unbending stiffneckedness deserves that they be oppressed unendingly and without measure or end and that they die in their misery without the pity of anyone."
1298, Germany. Over 100,000 Jews were massacred in Southern and Central Germany. The attacks were led by a Knight named Rindfleisch who pledged to exterminate "the accursed race of the Jews" upon hearing of alleged 'host desecration', an antisemitic canard whereby Jews allegedly insult the Christian Eucharist. The entire ancient Jewish community of Würzburg was wiped out.