- Study of the Shoah has proceeded over recent decades through a variety of venues, including history, sociology, psychology, religious thought, literature, and the arts. It has been our contention that each of these approaches, while valuable, represents an incomplete segment of the Shoah and will not provide a comprehensive sense of understanding the events. As practicing Jews and Christians, our colloquium examines the impact of the Shoah on our religious commitment by demonstrating how a dialogical encounter with selected biblical texts can foster mutual understanding and respect as well as personal transformation among its participants. Moreover, because we believe that study of the Shoah requires that we transcend the objectivity and data driven detachment of standard academic approaches, we encourage students at whatever level to enter into a confrontation with the reality of the Shoah, its aftermath, and the potential directions which we can take in a post-Auschwitz world. The development of an interfaith approach to this confrontation offers a model for dialogue as well as a subjective approach to learning.