“Where was God during the Holocaust? ”
Very provocative question. It is easy to blame everything on GOD, and people who have no faith and no fear of Him blame Him for all the ills of the world, but not themselves of course.
I heard from Holocaust survivors saying, “There is no GOD.” And such comment is not really surprising at all, because those who never had faith in GOD, in time of persecution and suffering quickly denounced Him. Such people expected GOD to be with them and to help them, while themselves never actually followed Him, never have been dedicated to Him, never have faith in Him, but only pretended to be religious and pious.
But if they had been faithful and loyal to their GOD, they would certainly know Scriptures of the Bible, and would escape the trap of death. Above all, it was a small window of opportunity for Jews to escape from Germany in 1933-1939, but many Jews at that time thought that it will change and the fascist regime would not last, and why to run from the comfortable place then very soon the things will change for the better. But the smart ones actually left Germany in time and many save their lives.
33.”And you, I will scatter among the nations (Leviticus 26.33) (Deuteronomy 4.26-27, 9.14, 28.64, 32.26) (Psalm 44.11, 106.27) (Jeremiah 9.16 21.10, 46.28) (Ezekiel 5.2.10, 6.8, 12.14-15, 20.23) (Zechariah 7.14), and I will unsheathe the sword against you, your land shall be a desolation and your cities a waste.”
And of course we know very well why GOD issued this warning. Have the people who blame GOD for their own suffering read these words and examined themselves why it is happen to them?
Or may be words of Job “will ring the bell.”
10. “Shall we indeed accept good from GOD, and not accept adversity?"