Deacon Anthony J. Sciolino, a retired Monroe County Family Court Judge, will speak about a new book on the Catholic Church and the Holocaust from 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 7 at Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St., Pittsford; registration is required by calling 585-249-5481.
He also will speak about his book from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. April 21 at First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 S. Winton Road, Rochester.
Deacon Sciolino recently published The Holocaust, the Church and the Law of Unintended Consequences: How Christian Anti-Judaism Spawned Nazi Anti-Semitism. The book traces the history of anti-Semitism and states that while there were tens of thousands of Christians who risked their lives to save Jews, Hitler found many more allies, including some in the Catholic Church, who aided his campaign to destroy the Jewish race through their silence or their participation. Deacon Sciolino works as an instructor in the interfaith adult study program "The Two Thousand Year Road to the Holocaust."