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The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is a shocking example of anti-Catholicism disguised as scholarship. The technique is simple. Use all the apparently pro-Nazi statements made by Catholic bishops, priests, and laity. Then ignore all the anti-Nazi statements made by Catholic bishops, priests, and Nazis. The result looks pretty pro-Nazi. Nothing in this book talks about the terrible anti-Catholic perseuction by the Third Reich: the show trials of clergy, the destruction of Catholic schools, the imprisonment of anti-Nazi clergy. The many protests of German bishops against anti-Semitism (by Faulhauber, Von Galen, etc.) are ignored.
As the one review has said, the book makes the Church out to be the lap dog of the Nazis. I didn't think it was as bad as the first review made it out to be. The author DID mention the persecutions of Catholics and some Anti-Nazi sentiments of some Clergy. But, for the most part, it talks bad about the Church. I was able to form my own opinion and not let the author's view taint the information. It is also a difficult read. The author is very long-winded and verbose.