I have been doing a lot of reading recently about World War II, especially from the German viewpoint. This got me to thinking about the use of concentration/forced labor camps and the Warsaw ghetto.
We all know and agree (or at least most of us) that the Jews are the enemies of the Faith, more so than even other enemies such as the Muslims, Protestants, etc.
We also know that at least MOST Jews are violently opposed to the Church, the reign of Christ, and Western Civilization. Many who are in positions of power and influence actively work towards this end (think Abe Foxman etc.).
With this in mind, were the ghettos/camps set up by the Germans to put all Jews in morally acceptable? It seems to me that an argument could possibly be made that they were, given the necessity of ending Jewish domination over various sectors of society (finance, arts and literature, etc.).
What principles of moral theology or Catholic social principles would cover this topic?
The extermination of Jews by mass shootings, starvation, etc. (which certainly did occur, although not nearly in the numbers that the ADL et al. like to claim) is, I believe, a separate topic. I highly doubt that such actions could be moral under any circumstances, and so I don't believe that that is a part of my question or the topic of this post. I am not talking about the "Holocaust", but about forced labor/concentration camps/ghettos.