Talk:Eastern Orthodoxy and Judaism
Request for help
This article currently deals exclusively with positive relations consistent with church teaching and with official statements and dialogue. It would be nice if someone with knowledge (or experience) could write a bit on some of the nastiness in our history, perhaps even discussing the thorny topic of Orthodox Christians who act contrary to the faith in the name of the faith. --Basil 19:16, December 23, 2010 (UTC)
I have no idea if this is true or not but I have a Greek Jewish friend who said that during WWII the Greek Jews were sending their children to a Metropolitan or Bishop for safe keeping, and that he instead handed them over to the Nazis to ship to the concentration camps. I have also heard second hand unflattering comments from another Metropolitan this time of Jerusalem comparing Israelis to Nazis. Obviously this was told in confidence and when repeated the person was off guard and tried to back pedal pretty fast. I guess these cases are impossible to verify but might suggest a difference between
the official stance and the personal opinions of some leading church figures.