I wasn't suggesting that this was the connection - ie. I wasn't suggesting that the idea that the Holocaust was deserved is based on Jewish self-hatred. I don't think it is. I provided the link to the self-hating Jew article to further illustrate your point, namely, as you mentioned Jewish anti-semitism. Although there probably are Jews who believe that only self-hatred could lead them to conclude that the Holocaust was a just punishment or deserved, and popular psychology would agree with them. I think the discussion about Jews and their troubled history is biased in many ways, there seem to be many taboos in it, introduced by some Jews themselves, as well as by some non-Jews who partake in those discussions. I think it would be very revealing to look into this. Only an omniscient agent could rightfully make that claim. For a theist, whatever comes from God is deserved, whether it is a test or a punishment. For a theist, everything that happens, happens because God willed it so. To believe so is what it means to be a theist, at least pertaining to God, as opposed to a demigod. Which puts Job's complaints into context: Job is basically saying: "God, I have done enough to worship you, therefore, I should have been spared of this misfortune that has befallen me." This is where Job was wrong. Because a person's devotion to God is never completed, never enough - because a person's dependence on God is total and eternal. Job's point would stand with a demigod, but not God.