||The Confessing Church: Excerpt from the Declaration of the Second Confessing Synod of the German Protestant Church in Berlin-Dahlem (October 20, 1934)
The Nazi regime’s totalitarian claim to power also included the ecclesiastical-religious sphere. In 1933, Hitler promised to preserve the rights and integrity of the Christian churches, but his real....
||"With Deep Anxiety" ["Mit brennender Sorge"]: Papal Encyclical on the Situation of the Catholic Church in the German Reich (March 14, 1937)
For Hitler, the Reich Concordat was a short-term means to an end, an agreement that could....
||Heinrich Himmler on Christianity and Religion (June 9, 1942)
Although the Hitler regime largely limited itself to the subjugation and suppression of the Christian churches and postponed a “final solution of the church question” to the end of the war, there....