Christopher R. Browning, Frank Porter Graham Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Robert P. Ericksen has given us a masterful comparative study of the churches and the universities in Nazi Germany. Two institutions entrusted to foster the collective conscience and intellect of the German people are revealed to have compromised their integrity by collaborating in the Holocaust, despite the fact that Jews had been crucial in creating Christianity (Jesus and Paul) and enhancing German academic scholarship."
Susannah Heschel, author of The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany (2008)
"Robert P. Erickson's reputation as an important authority on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust is based not only on his careful and original scholarship, but also on his insistence on moral clarity. He does not shirk from assigning individual and collective responsibility for the crimes of Nazism. This book makes compelling reading, and will most certainly stimulate debate among its many readers."
Alan E. Steinweis, University of Vermont
"This book deserves to be celebrated for its moral courage, lucid prose and splendid craftsmanship - in spite of its complex and emotive content, it reads with beguiling simplicity."
Times Higher Education
"… a thoroughly successful summary …"
Dirk Schuster, Arbeitstitel
"Ericksen's book is helpful because it begins the story of complicity not in 1933, with the rise of Adolf Hitler to the chancellorship, but instead in 1923, with the decade-long religious and ideological tumultuousness that marked the Weimar Republic."
Charles Gallagher, German Studies Review
"… a compelling piece of scholarship that is eminently readable, frequently thought-provoking, and deeply insightful."
Derek Hastings, The Catholic Historical Review