[quote="NorthTexan88, post:1, topic:288553"]
I wasnt sure what section to put this under, so please move if needed:thumbsup:
I have been watching this series about Auschwitz for a class that I am taking. I know it is not possible to know who is in Heaven. But are the Jews who died in the Holocaust in Heaven for being martyrs even though they are not Christian? Does the Church have a position on this?
Your question is a non-sequitur. How do you know that any particular "Jew" who died in the Holocaust was, in fact, Jewish? It is de fide that "anyone whatsoever" can baptize (Lateran IV, Canon 1; CCC #1256); therefore, how could one ever "prove" that any particular "Jew" (or, for that matter, "Muslim," "Buddhist," etc.) was never baptized at some time during that person's infancy? For an infant, a valid baptism is always a fruitful baptism, even if it is an illicit baptism, which means that such a child would be in a state of grace after receiving that Sacrament, as long as they received it before coming to the Age of Reason.
So, let's say that Anne Frank was sacramentally baptized as an infant by someone, anyone. If she lived and ended her life without mortal sin, she would go to Heaven when she died, or at least Purgatory. And, even if she died with mortal sin on her soul, there's always the "salutary repentance" option for her at "death's door."
Take your pick -- you're asking us "to prove a negative" here.