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* EvilStoleMyFaith: The holocaust and concentration camps broke the faith of many of its victims. While many (but not all) of the Jews hold on to their belief in God, the trial accuses that their covenant with god - the belief that god loves them and will protect them - is breached.

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* EvilStoleMyFaith: The holocaust Holocaust and concentration camps broke the faith of many of its victims. While many (but not all) of the Jews hold on to their belief in God, the trial accuses that their covenant with god God - the belief that god God loves them and will protect them - is breached.


* DownerEnding: The Jews conclude that God has abandoned them, the film ends with several of the prisoners being led to the gas chambers, and no one is confirmed to have escaped or survived until the liberation by Allied forces.

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* DownerEnding: The [[spoiler:The Jews conclude that God has abandoned them, them]], the film ends with several of the prisoners being led to the gas chambers, and no one is confirmed to have escaped or survived until survived[[note]]until the liberation by Allied forces.[[/note]], with the trial itself fading into near-obscurity.



* GodIsNeutral: The Jews conclude that, while God was angry and spiteful, he was on their side. [[spoiler:But not anymore.]]



* TheOathBreaker: The trial ultimately concludes God is Guilty. He has broken his covenant with the Jews. The whispering Rabbi goes further and speculates he's formed a new one, [[GodIsEvil with the Nazis]].

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* TheOathBreaker: The trial ultimately concludes God [[spoiler:God is Guilty. He has broken his covenant with the Jews. The whispering Rabbi goes further and speculates he's formed a new one, [[GodIsEvil with the Nazis]].Nazis]], which will be broken when He is done with them, ad infinitum]].



* ThisIsUnforgivable: For the Rabbi, it's genocide and [[EvilIsHammy murdering children to make an example of others]]. No being, [[OrangeAndBlueMorality however powerful or incomprehensible]], however much loved by the masses, [[MoralEventHorizon can ever justify doing this]]. It is ''not'' good.

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* ThisIsUnforgivable: For the Rabbi, it's genocide and [[EvilIsHammy murdering children to make an example of others]]. No being, [[OrangeAndBlueMorality however powerful or incomprehensible]], however much loved beloved by the masses, [[MoralEventHorizon can ever justify doing this]]. It is ''not'' good.


* EvilStoleMyFaith: The holocaust and concentration camps broke the faith of many of its victims. While some of the Jews hold on to their belief in God, the trial concludes that their covenant with god - the belief that god loves them and will protect them - is broken.

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* EvilStoleMyFaith: The holocaust and concentration camps broke the faith of many of its victims. While some many (but not all) of the Jews hold on to their belief in God, the trial concludes accuses that their covenant with god - the belief that god loves them and will protect them - is broken.breached.

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* EvilStoleMyFaith: The holocaust and concentration camps broke the faith of many of its victims. While some of the Jews hold on to their belief in God, the trial concludes that their covenant with god - the belief that god loves them and will protect them - is broken.

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* TheOathBreaker: The trial ultimately concludes God is Guilty. He has broken his covenant with the Jews. The whispering Rabbi goes further and speculates he's formed a new one, [[GodIsEvil with the Nazis]].


* GodIsNeutral: Ultimately, they come to this conclusion on God in regards to the Holocaust.

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* GodIsNeutral: Ultimately, they come to this conclusion on God in regards to the Holocaust.


* AuthorTract: Completely {{averted}}. Both sides are represented, with a counterpoint for practically every point brought up, and both sides get a final scene. The last monologue is given by a man [[spoiler: the whispering Rabbi]] claiming that God had forged a new covenant with the Nazis. The last scene in the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era camps, however, features a faithful Jew who lied to the Nazis in order to go to the gas chambers in place of his largely-agnostic son, and those that were led to the gas chamber died praying. The author himself was Catholic, but the debate is fairly well framed as a Jewish one, with the prisoners not posing any arguments based on the New Testament.
* DarkestHour: The trial finds God [[spoiler: guilty. He has broken his contract, his word, with the Jews. Some of the younger men and scholars among them [[DespairEventHorizon nearly burst into tears]], realizing what this means for them. They ask what are they supposed to do now, to which the Rabbi replies, all they can do now, is pray.]]

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* AuthorTract: Completely {{averted}}. Both sides are represented, with a counterpoint for practically every point brought up, and both sides get a final scene. The last monologue is given by a man [[spoiler: the (the whispering Rabbi]] Rabbi)]] claiming that God had forged a new covenant with the Nazis. The last scene in the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era camps, however, features a faithful Jew who lied to the Nazis in order to go to the gas chambers in place of his largely-agnostic son, and those that were led to the gas chamber died praying. The author himself was Catholic, but the debate is fairly well framed as a Jewish one, with the prisoners not posing any arguments based on the New Testament.
* DarkestHour: The trial finds God [[spoiler: guilty. He has broken his contract, his word, with the Jews. Some of the younger men and scholars among them [[DespairEventHorizon nearly burst into tears]], realizing what this means for them. They ask what are they supposed to do now, to which the Rabbi replies, replies that all they can do now, is pray.]]



* GodIsGood: Subverted, again. Argued by a decreasing number of the Jews as the trial goes on, but still maintained by at least one of the main characters until the end. The trial was to determine if their deity was in breach of his convenant.
* HistoryRepeats: The whispering Rabbi realises this much. The Jews were now experiencing the horror of genocide that it was for the Amalekites. He then concludes to his horror, the Nazis will suffer a similar miserable end when God inevitably abandons them too, and so on and so on.

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* GodIsGood: Subverted, again. Argued by a decreasing number of the Jews as the trial goes on, but still maintained by at least one of the main characters until the end. The trial was to determine if their deity was in breach of his convenant.
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* HistoryRepeats: The whispering Rabbi realises realizes this much. The Jews were now experiencing the horror of genocide that it was for inflicted on the Amalekites. He then concludes concludes, to his horror, the Nazis will suffer a similar miserable end when God inevitably abandons them too, and so on and so on.


* ThisIsUnforgivable: For the Rabbi, its genocide and [[EvilIsHammy murdering children to make an example of others]]. No being, [[OrangeAndBlueMorality however powerful or incomprehensible]], however much loved by the masses, [[MoralEventHorizon can ever justify doing this]]. It is ''not'' good.

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* ThisIsUnforgivable: For the Rabbi, its it's genocide and [[EvilIsHammy murdering children to make an example of others]]. No being, [[OrangeAndBlueMorality however powerful or incomprehensible]], however much loved by the masses, [[MoralEventHorizon can ever justify doing this]]. It is ''not'' good.


* AuthorTract: Completely {{averted}}. Both sides are represented, with a counterpoint for practically every point brought up, and both sides get a final scene. The last monologue is given by a man [[spoiler: the whispering Rabbi]] claiming that God had forged a new covenant with the Nazis. The last scene in the WorldWarTwo era camps, however, features a faithful Jew who lied to the Nazis in order to go to the gas chambers in place of his largely-agnostic son, and those that were led to the gas chamber died praying. The author himself was Catholic, but the debate is fairly well framed as a Jewish one, with the prisoners not posing any arguments based on the New Testament.

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* AuthorTract: Completely {{averted}}. Both sides are represented, with a counterpoint for practically every point brought up, and both sides get a final scene. The last monologue is given by a man [[spoiler: the whispering Rabbi]] claiming that God had forged a new covenant with the Nazis. The last scene in the WorldWarTwo era UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era camps, however, features a faithful Jew who lied to the Nazis in order to go to the gas chambers in place of his largely-agnostic son, and those that were led to the gas chamber died praying. The author himself was Catholic, but the debate is fairly well framed as a Jewish one, with the prisoners not posing any arguments based on the New Testament.


* YouHaveFailedMe: The whispering Rabbit reveals in the scriptures God/Adonai ''hates'' us overriding him, by choosing compassion over wholesale slaughter. He gave King Saul as an example, since he was under God's command [[KillEmAll to utterly destroy the people of Amalek, and spare no one]]. He met the Kanites, who weren't even the Amalekites, thus he urged them to flee and be spared from the ensuing carnage. God was ''pissed'' by Saul's mercy, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness and denounced him as king]]. Thus Samuel brought forth king Agag, and hacked him to pieces to appease Adonai, restoring the Jews to his favor.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: The whispering Rabbit Rabbi reveals in the scriptures God/Adonai ''hates'' us overriding him, by choosing compassion over wholesale slaughter. He gave King Saul as an example, since he was under God's command [[KillEmAll to utterly destroy the people of Amalek, and spare no one]]. He met the Kanites, who weren't even the Amalekites, thus he urged them to flee and be spared from the ensuing carnage. God was ''pissed'' by Saul's mercy, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness and denounced him as king]]. Thus Samuel brought forth king Agag, and hacked him to pieces to appease Adonai, restoring the Jews to his favor.


* WouldHurtAChild: God/Adonai would in a fit of rage. In the scriptures, David took Sheba, the wife of Uriah to himself, by arranging to have Uriah killed against the wishes of God. Adonai however didn't rightfully punish David, [[RevengeByProxy but instead went after his innocent son]]. The child did not die swiftly, but writhed in agony '''for seven days'''. David debased himself in piteous desperation, pathetically seeking forgiveness. God didn't care, and the child died anyway.

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* WouldHurtAChild: God/Adonai would in a fit of rage. In the scriptures, David took Sheba, the wife of Uriah to himself, [[UriahGambit by arranging to have Uriah killed killed]] against the wishes of God. Adonai however didn't rightfully punish David, [[RevengeByProxy but instead went after his innocent son]]. The child did not die swiftly, but writhed in agony '''for seven days'''. David debased himself in piteous desperation, pathetically seeking forgiveness. God didn't care, and the child died anyway.


* YouHaveFailedMe: The whispering Rabbit reveals in the scriptures God/Adonai ''hates'' us overriding him, by choosing compassion over wholesale slaughter. He gave King Saul as an example, since he was under God's command [[OmnicidalManiac to utterly destroy the people of Amalek, and spare no one]]. He met the Kanites, who weren't even the Amalekites, thus he urged them to flee and be spared from the ensuing carnage. God was ''pissed'' by Saul's mercy, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness and denounced him as king]]. Thus Samuel brought forth king Agag, and hacked him to pieces to appease Adonai, restoring the Jews to his favor.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: The whispering Rabbit reveals in the scriptures God/Adonai ''hates'' us overriding him, by choosing compassion over wholesale slaughter. He gave King Saul as an example, since he was under God's command [[OmnicidalManiac [[KillEmAll to utterly destroy the people of Amalek, and spare no one]]. He met the Kanites, who weren't even the Amalekites, thus he urged them to flee and be spared from the ensuing carnage. God was ''pissed'' by Saul's mercy, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness and denounced him as king]]. Thus Samuel brought forth king Agag, and hacked him to pieces to appease Adonai, restoring the Jews to his favor.

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