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By Mary M. Solberg

Decades after the Holocaust, many think that the church buildings in Germany resisted the Nazi regime. in reality, resistance used to be unparalleled. just about all Germans have been Christians, and just about all Christians in Germany stood through, changing into deliberately or by accident complicit in Nazi regulations and practices.

In the early Thirties, a flow emerged inside German Protestantism with the purpose of totally integrating Nazi ideology, German nationwide id, and Christian religion. The Deutsche Christen or, “German Christians,” as they have been referred to as, interpreted the Christian religion and the position of the church in society in provider of the Nazi revolution. They married centuries-old Christian anti-Judaism to the Nazis’ racial antisemitism and sought to eliminate all lines of Judaism from Christianity. The “German Christian” booklet software, designed to strengthen their ideology, incorporated books and pamphlets, radio talks and speeches, in addition to liturgies and retranslations of Scripture.

This quantity contains key responses severe of the German Christians through Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, between others.

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