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The Nazi Master Plan

Because this "confidential" report concerning the treatment of Christians by Nazis in Hitler’s Germany has only recently been declassified, the following questions MUST be answered

 

    1. WHY WAS IT NECESSARY TO PREVENT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC FROM KNOWING THE DETAILS OF NAZI PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN GERMANY FOR MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY?
    2. WHO, OTHER THAN THE AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO FOUGHT AND DIED IN WWII AND THEIR RELATIVES, WERE PREVENTED FROM KNOWING THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ANTI-CHRISTIAN ACTIVITIES OF THE NAZIS AND HITLER?
    3. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT WE SHOULD HAVE DECLARED WAR ON HITLER RATHER THAN ON ALL OF GERMANY, JUST AS WE DECLARED WAR ON OSAMA BIN LADEN?
    4. WHO WERE THE NAZIS AND HITLER THAT THEY WERE SO DEDICATED TO WIPING OUT CHRISTIANITY?
    5. ARE WE NOW WITNESSING A REPEAT PERFORMANCE IN THIS COUNTRY, PERPETRATED BY THE VERY SAME RACE OF PEOPLE?
    6. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY MOTIVATE THE JEWS WHO CONTROL OUR MEDIA TO SUPPRESS THESE VITAL FACTS ABOUT NAZIS FOR MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY?

Hitler cannot be judged by his words or writings—he must be judged by his fruits:

bullet256 million dead or missing Christians,
bullet12% reduction in the population of Europe.
bulletA 5% increase in the worldwide population of jews.

 

The following document has been OCR’d from a poorly typed and then scanned Adobe document.  No attempt has been made to correct the numerous errors on most of the pages. The purpose of this scanned document is to encourage you to download the original text from http://camlaw.rutgers.edu/publications/law-religion/nuremberg.pdf so that you can read first hand how the American public has been LIED to by jews for so long. Only the Index and the October 25, 1945 Memorandum have been reviewed for accuracy.

 

 

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CONFIDENTIAL

10 July 1945

TO: Major William Coogan

FROM: Lt. (jg) Carl E. Schrake, USNR

SUBJECT: R&A 3114.4 THE PERSECUTION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

In the interest of rapid distribution to the Staff of the War Crimes

prosecution in the field, the attached study is presented in unedited

draft form. The document is still seriously lacking in evidence of

probative value, and is consequently ill-suited to serve as a basis

for any international discussion.

Care has been taken to cite primary sources (Reichsgastablatt,

Juriersieche Wachenschrift, etc.) whenever possible. Secondary works

are cited only where the authors of such works did not cite original

sources and where more solid evidence was unavailable from other

sources. German legislation as represented in the Reichsgastablatt

has been fully covered. The correspondence of Bishop Wurs, referred

to on pages 52 and 61, is in process of translation and will be for-

warded as an appendix when completed.

Particular attention is called to the appended list of probable wit-

nesses. These should be contacted as quickly as possible. It is

suggested that the interrogators be briefed in a thorough study of

the attached document, and that they be cognizant not only of the

weaknessses made explicit in the text but also of other [?] areas

suggested by critics in the field.

It will be noted in particular that much of the material on the per-

secution of the Catholic church has been obtained from a secondary

work entitled the Persecution of the Catholic Church in the Third

Reich, Burns Cates, London, 1940. This volume contains much valu-

Able material, but is poorly documented. Its author is not identified.

It would be most profitable if a member of the staff in London could

Discover the author or authors through Burns Cates, the publisher,

And secure the more solid documentary evidence which must be in his

Or their possession.

 

 

CONFIDENTIAL

APPROVED BY THE

PROSECUTION REVIEW

BOARD

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES

Research and Analysis Branch

R & A No. 3114.4

 

 

THE NAZI MASTER PLAN

ANNEX 4: THE PERSECUTION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

Description

This study describes, with illustrative factual evidence,

Nazi purposes, policies and methods of persecuting the Christian

Churches in Germany and occupied Europe.

DRAFT FOR THE WAR CRIMES STAFF

6 July 1948

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE PERSECUTION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

Page

I. THE NATURE OF THE PERSECUTION

1

II. THE PROBLEM OF ESTABLISHING CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

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A. Act Committed in Germany Proper

 

 
3 C. Acts committed in Other Occupied Areas

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4 IV. POLICIES ADOPTED IN THE PERSECUTION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES
7 A. Policies Adopted in Germany Proper

7 1. The Catholic Church

10 a. The Period Prior to the Seizure of Power

10 b. The Period from the Seizure of Power to the Signing of the Concordat

11 c. The Period Following the Signature of the Concordat

17 2. The Evangelical Church

19 a. The Period of German Christian Predominance

19 b. The Period of Direct Administration

23 3. The Christian Sects

26 B. Policies Adopted in the Incorporated Areas

27 C. Policies Adopted in Other Occupied Areas

27 V. METHODS USED TO IMPLEMENT THE POLICY OF PERSECUTION
29 A. Interference with the Central Institutions of Church Government

29 1. The direct Seizure of Central Institutions of Church Government

30 a. The Seizure of the German Evangelical Church

30 b. The Seizure of the Norwegian National Church

30 2. Interference with the Normal Operation of Central Institutions of Church Government

31 a. Legal Abolition of Central Institutions of Church Government

32 i. Prohibition of Certain German Sects

32 ii. Prohibition of the Central Governing Organs of the German Confessionals

33 b. The Imposition of Financial Controls upon the Operation of Church Governments

34 c. Interruption of Official Communications within the Church Government

36 i. Cases in Germany Proper

37 ii. Cases in the Incorporated Areas

39 B. Interference with the Persons of the Clergy and of Lay Workers

40 1. The Murder of Church Leaders

41 a. Cases in Germany Proper

41 b. Cases in the Incorporated Areas

41 c. Cases in the Occupied Areas

42 2. The Assaulting of Church Leaders

42 a. Cases in Germany Proper

42 b. Cases in the Incorporated Areas

49 3. The Defamation of the Clergy

51 4. Arrest of the Clergy

51 a. Cases in Germany Proper

52 b. Cases in the Incorporated Areas

 

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THE VSaSSCffSIGB (g THB CHMSTIAH CHDBCHES

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1. W, H >TUK: OF THE PrRSECUTlOH
Toroueaoul the period of National Socialise rule,
religious liberties in Qernany ana In the occupied areas
were seriously lap&lred. The various Christian Churches
vere syteuatically oui orr rroa errecilve coaaunloAtlon
with the people. They were confined &9 far as possible
1:0 cne perronaanoe of narrowly rellgloua functions, and
even wittiln thia narrow sphere were euoJeoted to aa rany

I, hindraaoea as the Uaals dared to Impose, Tnose results

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were aoooiapllshed partly by legal and parrly oy illegal

and terroristic means•
II. ISt. PROaUSK OF fc:3TABLi3HII?0 CHIMIMAL RESPONSIBILITY

To estahllsh criminal reeponslbllty in connection
witn uals persecution It Is sufficient to show that nersures
taXen against the Cnrlstlan Churches were an Integral
part of the National Socialist soheae of world conquest.
| In many eases It Is also poeslDle to snow that the aeaaures
in question were criminal from the standpoint of Geraan
or of international law, depending on tne region in which '
any given act was ooBunitted»
A. Acts Conialtted In Germany Proper

By Articles 136 (freedom of faltn and ooneclence),
156 (rigni to the enjoyment of civil and political rights
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?nt of religious creed,). 157 (freedon or religious

loolatlon and Incorporation), 138 (confutation of atate
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Intrlbutlona to reilgloua bodies), 139 (legal recognition

Sundays and public holiday a), 140 (right to carry out
religious voris. in the Aray ana public InstitutionsJ and 149 "
Lntenanoe of reilgloua instruction in tne German
icatlonal systea) of tne ^elaar Constitution, wnich were
Inever foroally aDrogated. toy toe National Socialist regime,
baeic rl^Uta were granted to religious organisations.

|Althougn Articles 114 (freedom of tne person), 115 (freedom

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jyrroffl searches and seizures), 117 (aeoreoy or communication),

(freedom of speech and of the press), 123 (freeooa of

S^aBifenDlyJ. 124 (freedom of association; ana l&a (rights of

ftfe. • 1
®@ property) were suspended on 28 Feoruary 1953,, Aniicloa

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^ 156-40 amSL 149 oere loft untouched,, and still reo&in
y. theoretically in force o Respect for the principle of

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Ifrell&ious freeooB was reiterated in various official

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anounceaents oy i-iazi leaders. Specific religious liberties

Itfere: also guaranteed in various enactments of the National

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8oolalrt state, particularly tne Concordat of i20 July 1935.

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it. By me ijecrTe or tne Presld-eni. of tne Reioh for the Prote®-

lr tlon or""g5e People and the State. MB1. I 0^83) D» 58.———

J|S. See below p 12»13.

|5. K^_,u (l»w) p. 679. For an Kngllsh translation see The
Persecution of the Catholic C-.urca in •t6e Third Reioh (£6^8a»,
Durne Gates, iy4U} p. 618-82.—'.—'——— '"""———————

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To demonstrate the illegality of specific acts of persecution.,
it is sufficient to show that they were in violation of these
legal provisions,,
B» Acts Cogaaitted in Areas Incorporated into the Relch

The legal situation with regard to acts of persecution
in these areas depends upon the attitude taken concerning
the legal effect of incorporation. If it is assured that
incorporation actually took place, religious guarantees in"
eluded in the Weimar Constitution, tee Concordat and other
German enactments would presumably apply to the incorporated
territories.. In that case the problem of establishing the

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illegality of acts of persecution cccsaitted in these areas

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subsequent to incorporation^ would be the same as in tae
case of acts coanaitted in Germany proper. If it is assumed
that the act of incorporation, &s an incident of aggressive
T3arfars^ was invalid and without legal effect, the problem
of establishing the illegality of acts of persecution CCEB-
ffiitted in these areas would be the same as in the ";ase of
acts connaitted in other occupied areas, considered belop»
C« Acts, Committed ,in Other Occupied Areas

She rights and duties of the Hazi authorities in these
regions Trere governed by the provisions of international la^y
particularly Article 46 of the Hague regulations (?.9Q?) Re"
spectiag the Laws and Customs of War on Land» which provlfieB
^that "religious convictions and practice must be respeccoflo'1

TvAustria vas incorporated 13 Karch 1938, Western Poland ms
A: Incorporated 26 October 1939 • See special laeffiorandiaa
.. 'ghe incorporation and Annexation of Territories bv Hazi
Sy Germany.

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To deaonct:?atc the -Illegality of oy/oclfic ?icto of persecu
tlon ili the co areas, It la cuf-Tlcient to show that t&oy
constltutoci a violation of thoso provislone. 11

11

m- 12gs BASIC HATIOMAI., SOCIALIST ATTITUDE TOWARD CKRI8TIAK fj'i
GHIIRCHSS

national Social!oa by its very nature wxe h->ctile to
Christianity and the Christian churches. the ]sary)sQ of the
National Socialist noveaent V&Q to convert the Geraan people |;

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Into a houo(Jaieoua raolal SPOU'; united In all Its eiiorGies |
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for pro soou tlon of aggressive warfare. Innunerable Indloatlona ;

of this f?zot are to be found in the speeches and rTrltlne of
Hitler ."JI(I other reeponBlblo iiazi leadera. Ihe follo^ng
statenonto by Hitler nay be trJ;en as Indicative.

"^vcry truly nfitlonal Idea Is in the last resort social,
l,e.»ho Tzbo Is prepared so ooaplctely to adopt ttie cause of i
his poopio that he really la'ws no higher ideal than the ;;

parosperlty of this - his OTCI people» he •oho has so ta3teen,to ;

^eart the acanlne of our (Jro^t eon^ *Deutscdiland, Deutschland
uber iilies1 tb t nothing in this world stands for hia higher
than thic Geroany, people awl land, land and people, he la
a Socialist •» (Stpeeoh givou in I.unloh^ July 28, 1922, trans-
lation fron Adolf Hitler^ Uy Hen Qrder» edited by Raoul de
nousey de Salcc, Reyn'il "JifiliI'Schoook,'.New YorS:, 1941, p. 39)

*Sven todny ve are tSie least loved people on earth, ;

A world of foes is ranged aoalnet us and the Geman oust still •
today aaisc up his Blind rahether be intends to be a free soldier I
or a "hitc sL-.ve. She only pocoible conditions under ^ilch
a Qera-.tfi Stn-te can develop at all cuet therefore be 3 the s
unific-itlon of all Gcrnans in Europe, education toanJpclG a
national c .ncciouoncec, and readiness to place the ^iole
national ctrengtfa without cxoeptlon in the service of the
nation." (Speech given in lAinioh, April 10^ 1925, translation froai.
Hitler, ibit^ p. SS)

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"If cowards ory out: 'But we have no arias!1 that is

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neither here nor thereJ Qhon the whole German people luicws
one will cinO one will only - to be free - in that hour xsre
shall have the Inetruroent oith xAioh to win pur freedom.
, It nattoro not Whether these noapone of ours are huannet
if thoy u'tiin us oar freedoo, they are justified before oar
conscience ana before our God*11 (speech given in lAmlch
August 1, 1923, translation froa Hitler, ibid, p. 65)

"ISie conception of paoifisn translated into practice"
and applied to all ephercc oust Gradually lead to the
destruction of the oonpetltiw instinct, to the destruction
of the ^.abltion for outst^Jiaine aohieveaent. I onnnot soys
in politics ne vAll be pacifists, we reject the idea of the
necessity for life to eafeGuerd itself through conflict -
but in oconooics we wont to rcnnin keenly conpetltive. If
I reject ttie idea of conflict ns suoh, it ie of no izaportanoe
that for the tine being that idea is still applied in eone
single spheres. In the last roourt roll-tlcal decisiono are
decisive .'ind detcmine acliicvonont in the s^nnie s-J^cre.9
(Speool-i G^.'76^ before the Indue try Club at Dusseldorf, January
27, 1932» tr?tfislatlon froa IIitlcr, ibid., p. 101«)

"'alcre con be no econoaio life unless behind this
eoononio life •aiere stands tlio detomined political TTill of
the nation ready to strike - and to strike hard.- (Some
speech, p. Ill)'

•170 national Socialists onoo owe fron v/ar, fron the
experionco of TO.T. Our norld ideal iXaveloped in nar; now,
if neeooo^ry, it tsill pro-TO itrelf." •< Speech givon at the
^ortpal.-.ot, Berlin, on Cctoocr 10, 1939* transl&tion fron
Hitler, iMa^ p. 759)

Althou^i the principal cairiatian CSiurchee of Ctemany had
long boen r.osooidtod oilai oonaorvative oayfl of thought, ohioh
laeant •ttiat they tended to nopce rAth the National Socialists
in their authoritarianisa, in their attacks on Social! an and
Oolaounisr:, and in their coiapcisn aoainst the Versailles
treaty, their doctrinal oolaaitaents could not be reconciled
with the principle of raoisn, r/ith a foreign policy of un-
United aggressive warfare, or iTith a domestic policy involving
the coapS)©te subservience of Church to State. Since these

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fundamental elitfoents of .the Katlonal Socialist
K.ua» conflict was Inevitable.

Important leaders of the Kational Socialist party
WOoU have liked to oeet this situation by a coaplete ex-
tiA-p&tlon of Christianity and the substitution of a purely

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racial religion tailored to fit the needs of National
Socialist policy. This radically anti-Christian position
in nost signii'loantly presented in Alfred Bosenbere's
Mytl of the Twentieth Century (one of the great T)est-»seller»
^f S^tiona] Socialist Germany and generally regarded, after
Eitlu?* s Me in Eampf, as the most authoritative statement
e^ rational Socialist ideology), and in his go tfag Obacuro.utigfcs

of our Time <An die Dunkelgaenner unserer Zeit), Sinoe
Hoa^Jiberg was editor in chief of the chief party newspaper,
tao yoellciaoher Beobaoht^r, the Eeich Leader of Ideological
Training and the possessor of other proninenfc positions under
tho rational Socialist regime, his idecs were not without
official significance. Thus in a declaration of 5 November
'1934, Baldur von Schiraoh, &ernan Youth Leader declared in
Berlin; "itosenberg's way is the way of Seriaan youth, "1 So
far as this sector of the Rational Socialist party is con-
cerned, the destruction of Christianity TOS explicitly re-
ooeiJzed &s a purpose of the national Socialist nover.ent,

<

r* S1^ in Th^ P.erseoution ^ the Catholic ChuJch in the
Anlr0 Reioh, (London, Burns bates. 1946),?. 8^. ————

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Considerations of expediency made it inpoesible,
hoTOver, for the national Socialist government to adopt this
radical-anti-Christian polity officially. 'BIUB the policy
actually adopted V&B to reduce the influence of the Christian
Churches as for aa possible throuGh the use of every available
means, nithyut provoking the difficulties of on open 'oar of
exteroin^tion. That thie me an official policy can be deduced
free the following record of nensiires actually ta&en for
the sy;.;'u0r.iatic persecution of Christian churches in Gornany
and. in Oproan occupied oreae,

IV. POLIGE.S ADOPTSD IU THE PItSCOU^IOn OF THE CHRI8TIA2T

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'She nature of the influence exercised by the Christian
Ohurohco varied considerably in the various regions under
national tJOCialiet control. Policies adopted in an attenpt
to counteract that inflrenoo v/ere oorrespondingly varied.
A. Policies Adopted in Qcrryui.7 Proper

Persecution of the Christian churches in Gomany proper
gave rice to very special problems. Since Gerncny uas de-
stined to provide the central force for the coning nore of
agsre scion, it was particularly necessary 13sat the Gernan
people be nithdracm froB all influences hostile to the national
Socialist philosophy of neG^cnion. ISlis neant that tee
influence of the Christian ohurches would have to bo
nininizod as thorouohly ae possible. On the other hand, tne
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ly the larger Christian churches «&• a factor of eoo»
positive value from the National Socialist stanApoiub, ami
insured, those churches a substantial measure of support

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from. conservative groups destined, to play an important part
in the national Socialist plans for aggression* Persecution
oftte Churches in this region had therefore to DC effected.
in such a way as to minimize their effective influence with-
out breaking the unity of the German people, and without
destroying the capacity of the churches to fullfill their

historic mission of conserratiTe social discipline o This
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^ could only ta accoiqplished., at least the case of the major

Christian churches, by a slow and cautious policy of gradual

encroachmento

In acccrdanoe with this necessity, the Kazi plan was

to show first that they were no foes of the Church, that

they were indeed interested in "Positive Christianity," were

Tory good friends of the Churches and did not at all want
. } to interfere in religious matters or with the internal aff&ira

of. the different denooinationso Then under the pretext thfc-t
^ Ins Churches tAenselTea were interfering in political and .

state matters, they would deprive ttn? Churches, step by step,
I of all opportunity to affect German public life* The Nazis

-believed that the Churches could be starved and. strangled

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^Spiritually in a relatively sitort time when they were deprived.

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of all means of ooaanunication with the fdithful beyond the
Church building themselves, and. terrorized in such a manner
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Jpolteles• This general plan had been established even before
the rise of the.Kazift to power. It apparently came out of
discussions among an inner circle comprising Hitler hliaself,

Rosenbergy QorinB* Goebbels, Bess, Baldur von Schirachy yrick>
Bust, Kerri and Schema. Some Nazi leaders or sympathizers, .,

and some later collaborationists who were faithful G&thoUcs
or Protestants, such as von Epp, Buttoann and von Papen, nay

have been left in ignorance of the real aim of TSa.zl church
policy,

'Ehe Problem of Proofo The best evidence now available as
to the existence of an antl-Oiurch plan is to be found in'the
systematic nature of the persecution itself* Different steps
in fast persecution* such as the campaign for the suppression
of daRomlaatlonal and youth organizations 9 the campaign against
the denominational schools, the defaffi&tlon campaign against the
clergy» started on the same day in the whole area of the Raich
or £n large districts, and ^ere supported by the entir® regi"*
mented press» by Bazi Party meetings, by traveling Party speakers o
As to direct evidence, the directives of the Batch Propaganda ainl-itry,
if they have not been destroyed, would be most authoritatlveo
If they have been destroyed) questioning of Nazi newspapermen
and local and regional propagandists might elicit -{be desired
evidence. It is knom that Hitler used to discuss the plans
of his political action with those members of his :<nner circle
nho ^QTQ especially concerned with the respective problems-
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ami ScheBa are the leading Nazjfwho took a special interest
in the relationship of State and Church* (See Hermnnn Bsuschning,
in hia chapter on Hitler*« religious attitudes in The Voice of
Destruction, and Rurt Ludeice, I Knew Hitler, Both witnesses,
however, are to be used with cautlone)

But even though the basic plan was uniform, the opportun-
ities for carrying it into effect, and hence the specific policies
actually adopted, differed sub slant tally from church to ohurcho

' :' The principal churches to be considered in this connection are
the following?

lo The Cat nolic Church o national socialist relations with
the Catholic Church fall into three oleurly aarked periodso

a< The Period Prior to the seizure of Power. During this
period the relations between the Nazi Party and the Catholic
Church were extremely bitter• As an opposition P&rty, the
Khtlonal Socialists had always violently attached "Political

|| Catholicism" and the collaboration of the Center Perty with the
Social Democrats in the Belch and Prussian governments, declar-
ing that they could find no difference among the so-called System^
parteien (parties which collaborated in the system of constitutional
governEoant) o On 8 March 1933, Goring in a speech at Essen summed
up the Nazi attitude towbrd the Center as follows: "Each time
the red robber was about to steal soos of the Qerinan peopltrs j
^properties, his blade accomplice stood thieves* natch,"1 On their 1

Jls'nEssener teationalzeitung and other German newspapers for 9 •lj

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;, the Geroan bishops, stigmatizing the Nazi movement as, anti
^ Christian, forbade the clergy to participate in any ceremonies,

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such as funerals, la which the Ifezi Party vas officially represented)
and refused the sacraments to party officials. In several pastorals
they expressly warned the faithful against the danger created to
German Catholicism by the Party.

b» The Period from the Seizure of Power to the Signing of
ffie, Condordato During this period, the main concern ol the ne^
regime was to liquidate the political opposition. Their strategy
^wa to convince conservatives teat the efforts of the governnonf;

were being directed primarily against the CosBBunists and other ,
forces of the extreme left, and that their own interests nould re-
main safe in Nazi hands as long as they T»ould consent to refrain
fron political activity, laaaediately after their rise to porrer,
. therefore^ the Nazis made unmistakable overtures to the Churches;

and tried to convince the Catholic hierarchy in particular that -

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after the dissolution of the Center Party and some Catholic organ" |

I iaations of more or less political character? such as the JRcA.ed.-gng"-
buad deabscher Katholilcen. no obstacle could reisain in the vay of
complete reconciliation between the Catholic church aid the Raz-l
state., The German Catholic bishops, influenced by the experiences |
of their Italian colleagues, iahose relations with the Fascists

!• B*e a-eolnrationB of the Gemoh bishops on the Reichstag elections
: 9t July and Novober, 1932, quoted in the Oeraan press, especially
^. in such Catholic papers as Geroania'. Ibelnieohe Tolksgeitung and 1^3
m- SSSS&- nainische yoUtsgeitun^:——— ——————— ———————— iBj H

 

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91-nnder the Z&teran Treaty of 1929 had been fairly smooth, accepted
% the Sazi proposition, POUT parlors for a Beich Concordat started

:,. Immediately o
^ Meantime the Wazi government abrogated all laws and wgo»

lations of the Republic protecting non-denominational groups of
tbe population .and abolished the right to pursue anti-religious and
anti-Church propaganda. The Prussian government closed tbe so-called
secular (gs3UEUSI»> schools in irtiich no religious tostruction ws
given and re-established religious Instruction In professional and

vocational schools o1 All organizations of free-thlnlaars were for-
biddeno iffhen the Reichstag elected on ? March 1933 convened? the
government organized religious ceremonies for the Protestant aa&

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y the Catdiollo Beiribers of Parliament.2

Aafl in his speech before the Reichstag, to which he pre-
sorted his government. Hitler declared» "Uhlie tbe reglne is de-
tenalned to carry through the political and moral purging of oar
pablic life. It is creating and ensuring the prerequisites for s
really deep Inner religiosity. Benefits of a personal nature, which
aigbt arise froB cooiproaiisea with atheistic organizations, coulfi
outweigh the results which become apparent through the destruction
,ot general basic religious-ethical values„ The national regime
seeks in both Christian confessions the factors moat Important fpr

.-',, w"

jl. See Ouno Horkentoacb^ Df.a Deutsche Reich TOn jgjgbis heo
(Berlin 1935, Preeee- und WirtsohaftsvarXag GnttB) p. 66.
;2» Ibid.. p. 124.

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Jt&e maintenance of our folkdomo It will respect agreements con-
' eluded between them and the states* Their rights will not be In"
^ fringed upon. Conversely, however, It expects and hopes that the
national and ethical uplifting of OTU? people, which the reglne has
taken for Its taste, will enjoy a similar appreciation, fixe national

regime will concede and safeguard to the Christilan confessiocffthft
influence due them, in school and education. It is concemad vita

the sincere cooperation of church and state» Bie struggle Against
a materialistic philosophy and for the creation of a true folk COB-
Bunl-by serves the interests of the German nation as well as our
Christ&an belief •»*1

% UoBer such circumstances, Vb,e conference of German bishops,
meeting as usual in Pulda, decided cm 26 SSarch 1933 to lift all
restrictions imposed on members of the Church adhering to th<s Eazi
aov®33Qxit«2 i5iis opened the door to mass adherence to the Party
of practicing Catholics o The rush started iBBaedi&tely» All those
German Catholics vrtio were inclined to adopt Nazi political vie^s
and had hesitated only because of the anti-Nsal attitude of tile
A hierarchy hastened now to join the victorious party of the "national
revolution." Fomer members of the Center Party's right ning, isho
had always advocated collaboration with the parties tc the right
of the Center and with the German nationalist movements established
theiaafclves now as so-called "bridge-builders" trying to explain
.- Ideological affinities between the anti-liberal character of
Catholic polities and the Nazi sys-lemc, They insisted especially on

••«•

^ J&sMo» P. 133.

J|» Ibid.. po 146 o

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pbe fact that the Church was guided like the Nazi movement by the

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Leadership principle,,- They were soon joined by tum-coat.3 free

f^toe left wing of the Center and the Catholic youth movement, persons

. "ss\_ . . .,

who insisted that the "socialist" and anti-capitalist character cf

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the Razi doctrine coincided marvellously with their own views en

'the necessity of social reformo

In order to renAmS the Catholics of the danger of not
ecsaing to an agreement with the Hazi state* a certain amount
of pressure «as at the same tims maintained against thena A

i .thorough Job was done in purging Reich, state and municipal

ilnistrations of officials appointed for their adherance to
the Center or Bavarian People's parties* Former leaders of
those parties» including priests; joined Coaascnist and Social
Democrat l°a6er& in the concentration camps, and the caapalgQ
of hatred against the "black" was resumed.2 By April 1933 the
bishops were making Appeals for clemency toward former civil
servants ^iho, they pointed out, were not able to join the

.celebration of national awakening because they had been dismissed

' .r'.

froa positions in which they had given their best to the ccaa-
•unity of the German people. And on 31 May 1933 a meeting of ^
the Bavarian bishops adopted a solemn statement directed against
the tendency of attributing 1:0 the state alone the right of

See the program of the Arbeitsgemelnschaft Kathollscher
Deutcher. ibid., p, 436 and ?04.» See also the declo-ration
of Archbishop Oroeber, ibid.n p. 463,

I, See ibid.., p. 186, 263, 268<.

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| ..Fpeciprocatlon consisted only In & pledge of loyalty by the
| .clergy to the Relch government and In a promise that C&thollo
religious instruction would emphasize the patriotic duties of
the Christian citizen and insist on a loyal attitude toward ,.
the Fatherland. Since it had always been the practice of the



Catholic Church to abide by established governments and to
promote patriotic convictions among the faithful, these stip-
ulations of the Concordat were no more than legalizations of
an existing custom.

•the Concordat was hailed by Church and State authorities

*

as aarking the end of a period of distrust and suspicion and
the beginning of close and fruitful collaboration- Hitler
himself advised the State and Party officials to adopt a
friendly attitude toward the Catholic Church and its instltatioeiE
on German soilo He expressed the wish that Catholic organizations,
now under the protection of a treaty of friendship between
Hazi Germany and the Holy See» should no longer be regarded
A by his followers as symbols of an effort to remain outside the
national community and to form a way of life apart from the
official line of the totalitarian 'Blird Reich.1

T;fcfcatesient of 8 July 1933. Quoted in Nathaniel Mickleal,
national Socialism and the Roman Catholic Church (Oxford
bhiversity Press, 1^39) P. o9.————————————

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c. The Period Following the Signature of the Con~

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^ CQ^at" During Mils period, relations between the Kazi
state and, the Catholic church became progressively worse.
Having gained the support of the Catholic hierarchy in the
crucial early days of the .refine by signinc. the Concordat,
they took advantage of their subsequently increasing strength

»

to violate every one of the Concordats provisions,
/•jpadually stripping the Church of all its oore important
rifhtSo Specific instances of the various phases of this
\ persecution are presented in Section V below<.

By 1937 it had become clear that the Hazi state was
cot to be appeased by Catholic efforts to acoooiaodate the
Church and the State in the -oaa of a ConoOA-dat, and that
Eitler»s eovemnent had no intention to adhai-e to its
port of the sloeuaunt« Convinced, therefore, that the Church
had been in error, in the face of the irreconcilability of
its teachings v.ith those of National Soclallsn, in
\ abandoning its earlier opposition to the ffloveaent, the
Church resumed its controversy with Raai doctrine, while
continuing to suffer from Kazi practiceo

The cow campaign may be considered to have been
inaugurated by Pope Plus XI in his ^cyclical of 14 ISaicb 1937,
ontltled ''Hit brennunder gorge *• which by underground means
VJQS spread by Catholic youth throur^out Gai-uany and was
first published to the world in the original Gvsuaa text

T»—iSngUsh translation in Tpe Persecution of the Catholic
Church in the Third iteioh. p. 523«'.

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by a reading (21 March 1937) fron all Roman Catholic pulpits
in Germany, Pope Pins XI denounced the violation of the
Concordat by the Kazi state. He described, the actions of

the Nazi governnent against the church as "intrigues which
from the beginning had no other aim than a war of exter-
mination....In the furrow of peace in which we had labored
to sow the seeds of true peace, others ... sowed the tares
of suspioion, discord, hatred, calumny, a secret and open
fundamental hostility to Christ and his Church, fed from a
thousand different sources and making use of every available means."

The support of the Holy See encouraged some of the
German bishops, either in courageous sermons, diocesan
pastorals, or in their collective pastorals issued usually
from Fulda, the seat of their annual conferences, to
protest vigorously arainst both Nazi ideology and practice.
Especially notable in this work were Cardinal Faulbaber of
Munich, Bishop von Preysing of Berlin, and Bishop von Galen
of Munster.  Among the more notable protests were the pastoral
issued from Fulda on 19 August 1933,1 the Fulda Pastoral of
1941, which was read fron all pulpits on 6 July 1941, the
Fulda Pastoral of 22 March 1942 and the Fulda Pastoral of
19 August 19432 .  In spite of these protests, there is no

1Substantial excerpts in English are to be found ibid. p.30-4
2 All these pastorals are certainly available in the offices
of every German diocese.

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