The Catholic Church And Nazi Germany

Hachette Books, 2009 M09 9 - 448 páginas
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”The subject matter of this book is controversial,” Guenter Lewy states plainly in his preface. To show the German Catholic Church’s congeniality with some of the goals of National Socialism and its gradual entrapment in Nazi policies and programs, Lewy describes the episcopate’s support of Hitler’s expansionist policies and its failures to speak out on the persecution of the Jews. To this tragic history Lewy brings new focus and research, illuminating one of the darkest corners of our century with scholarship and intellectual honesty in a riveting, and often painful, narrative.

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This is an excellent book. While Lewy is Jewish, he does not take the approach that the Roman Catholic Church was knowingly complicit in the Holocaust, or that they actively encouraged Hitler in his ... Leer comentario completo

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Page 211 has an error. Hitler's speech on having no wishes to annex Austria was May 21, 1936, not 1935.


The Encounter with National Socialism Before 1988
The First One Hundred and Twenty Days
The Bishops Withdraw Their
The Concordat Between Germany
Tribulations of the Catholic Organizations
The Ideological Contest
Tactics of Adaptation
8 In the Shadow of Murder
The Church and Hitlers Foreign Policy
The Conflict Over Nazi Eugenic Policies
The Jewish Question
The Problem of Resistance
The Unity
MAP German Diocesan Boundaries 1933
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Guenter Lewy left his native Germany in 1939 at the age of fifteen, emigrating to Palestine and then to the U.S. He has been on the faculties of Columbia University, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts and is the author of Religion and Revolution, America in Vietnam, The Cause That Failed, and The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies.

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