Hi Pamela, I'm glad to hear that you're helping Joyce.
I've been spending most of my time writing articles about the Holocaust in Lithuania. Currently I'm writing about Kazys Skirpa who while in Nazi Germany led the organization of the 1941 anti-Soviet rebellion in Lithuania. Sadly, at the same time he promoted ethnic cleansing of Jews from Lithuania. I have found his memoirs from 1942 along with his original documents. I will be sharing them through the Internet.
As part of that, I am trying to model morality, how it is that people variously decide to do something that is very wrong. In Skirpa's case, he wasn't personally anti-semitic. He believed that the Lithuanian people needed to have an independent state in order to survive as such. (That turned out to be false.) At the time, the only foreign power that might counter the Soviets was Nazi Germany. So from a pratical "real politik" point of view he tried to imagine how Lithuania might fit into Hitler's New Europe. And he seems to have realized that Jews weren't going to fit in regardless. He wanted to make a good impression on the Nazi Germans and in general he thought that the New Lithuania would be better off without Jews. So he seems to have strategically decided that the rebellion would be the time to frighten away the Jews from Lithuania. He thought that was better than killing them off. He also seems to have thought that cultivating anti-Jewish feeling was the most practical way to incite anti-Soviet feeling. Later he heard from Lithuania that they weren't interested in his anti-semitic leaflets, so he stopped producing them. Nevertheless, his work had an unfortunate influence so that thousands of Jews were arrested during the rebellion and then executed within a couple of weeks when the SS came and gave orders to do so.
This history reminds me that Europe is not very far removed from what happened in Rwanda. The current refugee crisis also has me wonder about our world today. Global warming and globalization are going to bring refugees closer to us.
I'm also interested in how a "moral formula" could make sense of God's point of view in the Old Testament. In general, with such a "moral formula" I think it might be possible to construct a "Holy Scripture" from any well documented historical event which touched and shaped many lives.