Dr Raymond Pelly made a number of pilgrimages between 1995 and 2008 to the extermination (and other camp) sites of the Third Reich. These found expression in diary entries that describe them as they now are, and scope the problems they raise for both Jews and Christians.
His book, Pilgrim to Unholy Places: Christians and Jews re-visit the Holocaust; places the Holocaust at the centre of Jewish-Christian dialogue. With a view to opening a conversation between Auschwitz and Golgotha, he invites the Jewish interlocutor into a consideration of the Jewish victim Christ in the ‘no-way-out’ of the cross.
On the 13th of June, Dr Pelly will present a copy of his book to the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand, followed by a response from Rabbi Yitzchak Mizrahi, chaired by Prof. Giacomo Lichtner. All are welcome to attend.
Here are the details:
- Venue: Holocaust Centre of New Zealand, 80 Webb Street, Te Aro, Wellington
- Date: 13th June 2018
- Time: 7pm – 9pm