By Mary M. Solberg
Decades after the Holocaust, many imagine that the church buildings in Germany resisted the Nazi regime. actually, resistance used to be unprecedented. just about all Germans have been Christians, and just about all Christians in Germany stood by means of, changing into deliberately or accidentally complicit in Nazi regulations and practices.
In the early Thirties, a circulate emerged inside of German Protestantism with the purpose of totally integrating Nazi ideology, German nationwide identification, and Christian religion. The Deutsche Christen or, “German Christians,” as they have been known 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 remove all strains of Judaism from Christianity. The “German Christian” e-book application, designed to enhance their ideology, integrated 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 via Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, between others.
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A Church Undone: Documents from the German Christian Faith Movement, 1932-1940 by Mary M. Solberg