Hitler Came for Niemoeller: The Nazi War Against Religion / Edition 1

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An account of Niemoeller�s face-to-face discussions with Hitler and the story of his eight-year imprisonment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589800632
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Edition description: First Pelican Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 7.94 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

A doctor of jurisprudence and church law, Leo Stein was teaching at the University of Berlin when he was arrested for treason. His book on the Russian Revolution was viewed as proof of his treasonous ways, and Stein was thrown in jail. While in jail, he had an opportunity to observe another prisoner, Martin Niemoeller. Niemoeller, a German pastor, was an early vocal opponent of Nazism.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Publisher's Note 11
Introduction 15
I. My Meeting with Niemoeller 17
II. Arrested by the Gestapo 25
III. My Arrival at Moabit Prison 32
IV. Niemoeller at Moabit 52
V. Niemoeller Meets Hitler 77
VI. Hitler, "The Savior of Mankind" 85
VII. Niemoeller's Courage in Prison 93
VIII. Friend of the Friendless 105
IX. Niemoeller on Anti-Semitism 115
X. The Brotherhood of Man 124
XI. Niemoeller Views the Nazi Philosophy 131
XII. Niemoeller on the Nazi Creed 139
XIII. Religion Is Not Dead in Germany 155
XIV. In the Hands of the Gestapo 170
XV. Death Hitler's Only Mercy 183
XVI. Together at Sachsenhausen 205
XVII. Would Hitler Have Laughed? 216
XVIII. "Tell the World"--Niemoeller 226
Appendix A Hitler on Religion: Excerpt from The Voice of Destruction 239
Appendix B Official Report of the Nazi War on Religion by William Donovan, Director of the OSS 253
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