Saturday, January 2, 2016

Nazis and Christianity

Hitler and many top Nazis rejected Christianity.  They considered it an offshoot of Judaism that encouraged weakness and humility instead of aggression.  In wartime, however, they realized that it was counterproductive to deprive Germans of the comfort of religion.  Accordingly they allowed Christian military chaplains—Roman Catholic as well as Protestant—to minister to the men of the Wehrmacht. 

Doris L. Bergen, “War & Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust,” pg.165

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