University of Rochester

Skalny Lecture Series Features Anthony Sciolino on The Holocaust, the Church, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

February 19, 2014

TIME, DATE, PLACE: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6, Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall, University of Rochester River Campus.

WHAT: Anthony Sciolino, former Monroe County Family Court judge, will speak to why the Catholic Church, and Christianity as a whole, failed to stop the Holocaust. The talk, sponsored by the Skalny Center, is part of an ongoing lecture and artist series.

Sciolino's talk will be based on his new book, The Holocaust, the Church, and the Law of Unintended Consequences: How Christian Anti-Judaism Spawned Nazi Anti-Semitism, which won the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Award's silver medal in World History. Through research, interpretation, and an analysis of church doctrine and history, the book discusses the role of Christian anti-Judaism in developing Nazism's racial prejudice, and examines the role of the Catholic Church during the Holocaust.

Sciolino earned his master's in theology and was ordained a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Rochester in 1998.

ADMISSION: The talk is free and open to the public.

SPONSOR: The University of Rochester's Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Skalny Center at 585.275.9898.