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HitlerwasaHeretic

Contents
Page
12.Contents
3.
AutomaticExcommunication
4.
Evidencefrom
MeinKampf
HitlersaidChristianityintroducedspiritualterrorinto
theworldHitlerhadenormouspraiseforFredericktheGreatFredericktheGreat
wasafreemason
5.HitlerpraisedMartinLutherasFredericktheGreat'sequalOttovonBismarckis
notoriousforwagingthewaragainsttheCatholicChurchinGermanytowardstheend
ofthe1800scalledthe'Kulturkampf'HitlersaidBismarck'sworkmustnowbecarried
onPopePiusIXcondemnedtheGermanKulturkampfinQuodNunquam
6.HitlerheapedpraiseonBismarck'sReichHitlersaidBismarck'sworkfailedbecause
itlackedanewWeltanschauung,meaninganewspiritualworldview,i.e.anew
religionHitlersaidthatwhenhefinishedreadingtheNSDAP25pointprogramthehall
wasfilledwithpeoplewhohadanewfaithTheNaziParty's25pointprogram
demandedfreedomofreligionforallreligiousdenominations,i.e.theheresyof
religiousliberty,andadvocatedpositiveChristianity,ahereticalnondenominational
formofProtestantism
7.Hitlercalledthisnewfaithapoliticalfaith
8.HitlerwastotallyindifferenttotheCatholicChurch.HeonlycaredabouttheAryan
raceHitlerwassoracist(racismisamortalsin)thathebelievedtheOriginalSinwas
interracialbreeding
9.HitleradvocatedthesterilizationofpeopledeemedunfitforprocreationHitlerwas
anevolutionist
10.Hitlerwasnotacreationist:hebelievedtheearthhadexistedforatleasthundreds
ofthousandsofyears.Hitlerbelievedthatthevarioushumanracesaredifferent
species,andthattominglesuchspeciescalled'miscegenation'wouldresultin
inferiorordefectiveoffspring.
11.CharlesDarwinalsobelievedthathumanracesarespecies
12.HitlerbelievedmiscegenationracialinterbreedingisasinDarwinbelievedthat
tomixhumanracescancauseageneticregressionDarwinbelievedpeopleshouldnot
marryifoneofthetwotomarryisinferior,andthatitwouldbeUtopianifpeople
refrainedfrommarriageforthisreasonHitlerbelievedpeopleshouldbegiven
certificatestoguaranteeracialpurityandofphysicalhealthtoguaranteefitnessfor
marriage
13.HitlerfrequentlyspokeofNatureasifitisaperson(i.e.asifNatureisawoman)
aswouldapantheist
15.Hitlerbelievedinfalsegodsandgoddesses,aswouldapaganHitlerbelievedin
magic,aswouldanoccultist
17.HitlersaidtheSwastikahadaracialbasisitwasnotconsideredaCatholicsymbol
byhim
EvidencefromNewAtheists
Accordingtowikipediaanewatheistis

someonewhobelievesthat"religionshouldnotsimplybetoleratedbutshouldbe
countered,criticized,andexposedbyrationalargumentwhereveritsinfluencearises"
(NewAtheism)
18.RichardCarrierisanaggressiveproponentoftheJesusMyth,i.e.the
blasphemousandantiChristassertionthatJesusChristneverexisted
19.JimWalkeralsodeniesJesusChrist'sexistenceandlikeCarrier,headmitsthat
HitlercriticizedtheCatholicChurch
20.
Evidencefrom
Hitler'sTableTalk

AccordingtoDavidIrving,
Hitler'sTableTalk
is
unadulteratedHitlerAccordingtoRichardCarriermentionedpreviously,theGerman
editionofHitler'sTableTalkcarriesthestrongestclaimtoauthenticity
21.HerearethestatementsofauthenticityinHenryPicker'sGermantranslation.
24.AfewcorrespondingpassagesbetweentheEnglishandGermantranslationsof
Hitler'sTableTalk
(manymorecouldbecited)
29.
EvidencefromtheCatholicChurch
ACatholicwouldneverdescribeaProtestant
asheroic.
30.Hereareanumberofquotesfromthebook,
ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurch
intheThirdReich
thataddweighttothefactthatHitlerwasahereticThePersecution
oftheCatholicChurch
31.TheAttemptedExterminationoftheCatholicChurch
32.TheEvilSpiritofNationalSocialism
37.AlfredRosenberg,HeadofNaziIdeology
43.CatholicOrganizationsClosedbytheNazis
46.PoliticalCatholicism
48.HitlerWorship
49.PopePiusXIsEncyclical,MitBrennenderSorge

AutomaticExcommunication

MerelyclaimingtobeaCatholicorChristiandoesnotmakeapersonaCatholicora
Christian.Aperson'sbeliefsandactionsmustbeconsistentwithCatholicdogmafor
themtobeaCatholic.Hitlerwasautomaticallyexcommunicatedbecauseheprofessed
afalsefaithanddeniedCatholicteachinginhisactions,suchasbyhavingthe
notoriouslyantiCatholicAlfredRosenbergas
headoftheNaziIdeologyandEducation
department.
Also,Rosenberg'sbook,
TheMythofthe20th

Century
wasputonthe
CatholicChurchsIndexofForbiddenBooksin1937.

PopeLeoXIII,SatisCognitum(#9),June29,1896:ThepracticeoftheChurchhas
alwaysbeenthesame,andthatwiththeconsentingjudgment[i.e.consensus]ofthe
holyfatherswhocertainlywereaccustomedtohold
ashavingnopartofCatholic
communionandasbanishedfromtheChurchwhoeverhaddepartedineventhe
leastwayfromthedoctrineproposedbytheauthenticMagisterium
.

PopeLeoX,FifthLateranCouncil,Session8:"Andsincetruthcannotcontradicttruth,
wedefinethateverystatementcontrarytotheenlightenedtruthofthefaithistotally
falseandwestrictlyforbidteachingotherwisetobepermitted.Wedecreethat
allthose
whoclingtoerroneousstatementsofthiskind
,thussowingheresieswhichare
whollycondemned,
shouldbeavoidedineverywayandpunishedasdetestable
andodiousheretics
andinfidelswhoareunderminingtheCatholicfaith."

PopeVigilius,SecondCouncilofConstantinople,553:
Theheretic,eventhoughhe
hasnotbeencondemnedformallybyanyindividual,inrealitybringsanathema
onhimself
,havingcuthimselfofffromthewayoftruthbyhisheresy.Whatreplycan
suchpeoplemaketotheApostlewhenhewrites:
Asforsomeonewhoisfactious,
afteradmonishinghimonceortwice,havenothingmoretodowithhim,
knowing
thatsuchapersonispervertedandsinfulheisselfcondemned(Titus3:10).

PopePiusVI,Auctoremfidei,Aug.28,1794:47.Likewise,
thepropositionwhich
teachesthat
itisnecessary,accordingtothenaturalanddivinelaws,foreither
excommunicationorforsuspension,thatapersonalexaminationshouldprecede,and
that,therefore,
sentencescalledipsofactohavenootherforcethanthatofa
seriousthreatwithoutanyactualeffect
false,rash,pernicious,injurioustothe
poweroftheChurch,erroneous

Canon2314,1917CodeofCanonLaw:AllapostatesfromtheChristianfaithandeach
andeveryhereticorschismatic:1)

Incuripsofacto[bythatveryfact]
excommunication
...

Canon2200.2,1917CodeofCanonLaw:Positinganexternalviolationofthelaw,
malice(dolus)ispresumedintheexternalforumuntilthecontraryisproven
.

PopeLeoXIII,
SatisCognitum
(#9),June29,1896:Noonewhomerelydisbelievesin
all(theseheresies)canforthatreasonregardhimselfasaCatholicorcallhimselfone.
Fortheremaybeorarisesomeotherheresies,whicharenotsetoutinthisworkof
ours,and,
ifanyoneholdstoasingleoneoftheseheisnotaCatholic
.

PopeLeoXIII,
SatisCognitum
(#9),June29,1896:So,witheveryreasonfordoubting
removed,
canitbelawfulforanyonetorejectanyofthosetruthswithoutthereby
sendinghimselfheadlongintoopenheresy?
withouttherebyseparatinghimselffrom
theChurchandinonesweepingactrepudiatingtheentiretyofChristiandoctrine?

Evidencefrom
MeinKampf

HitlersaidChristianityintroducedspiritualterrorintotheworld:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter5:Eachoneofustodaymayregretthefactthat
theadventofChristianity
wasthefirstoccasiononwhichspiritualterrorwasintroducedintothemuch
freerancientworld
,butthefactcannotbedeniedthateversincethentheworldis
pervadedanddominatedbythiskindofcoercionandthatviolenceisbrokenonlyby
violenceandterrorbyterror.

HitlerhadenormouspraiseforFredericktheGreat:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter3:ItwasrightandjustthatDestinyshouldbepraisedforhavingchosena
scionofthatHouseofwhich
FredericktheGreathadinpasttimesgiventhenation
anelevatedandresplendentsymbolforalltimetocome
.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter10:Itisclearthattheworthandsignificanceofthemonarchicalprinciple
cannotrestinthepersonofthemonarchalone,
unlessHeavendecreesthatthe
crownshouldbesetontheheadofabrilliantherolikeFredericktheGreat
,ora
sagaciouspersonlikeWilliamI.

FredericktheGreatwasafreemason:

AlbertMackey,EncyclopediaofFreemasonry,FredericktheGreat:InEnglish,wehave
twoaccountsofthisinitiation,onebyCampbell,inhisworkonFredericktheGreatand
hisTimes,andtheotherbyCarlyleinhisHistoryofFredericktheSecond...
Frederick
theGreatwascertainlyaFreemason
.

HitlerpraisedMartinLutherasFredericktheGreat'sequal:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter8:Especiallyindarkdaysofdistress,
suchmenhavethepowerofhealing
brokenheartsandelevatingthedespairingspiritofapeople.Tothisgroup
belong
notonlythegenuinelygreatstatesmenbutallthegreatreformersaswell.
Beside
FredericktheGreat
wehavesuchmenas

MartinLuther
andRichard
Wagner.

OttovonBismarckisnotoriousforwagingthewaragainsttheCatholicChurchin
Germanytowardstheendofthe1800scalledthe'Kulturkampf':

CatholicEncyclopedia,1910,Kulturkampf:
Thenamegiventothepoliticalstruggle
fortherightsandselfgovernmentoftheCatholicChurch,carriedoutchieflyin
PrussiaandafterwardsinBaden,Hesse,andBavaria
.Thecontestwaswagedwith
greatvigourfrom1871to1877from1878to1891itgraduallycalmeddown.Onone
sidestoodthegovernment,theLiberals,andthemajorityoftheConservativesonthe
other,thebishops,thepriests,andthebulkoftheCatholicpeople.Prussiawasthe
chiefcentreoftheconflict.
ThePrussiangovernmentandPrinceBismarckwerethe
leadersinthismemorablestruggle
...They[Liberals]maintainedthatapermanent
politicalunityofGermanydependedabsolutelyonunityofreligion,language,and
education.
OnthisgroundtheyproclaimedtheCatholicminorityaforeignelement
inthenewempireitmustbeeitherassimilatedorexterminated.

HitlersaidBismarck'sworkmustnowbecarriedon:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter5:Myownattitudetowardstheconflictwasequallysimpleandclear.I
believedthatitwasnotacaseofAustriafightingtogetsatisfactionfromSerbiabut
ratheracaseofGermanyfightingforherownexistencetheGermannationforitsown
tobeornottobe,foritsfreedomandforitsfuture.
TheworkofBismarckmustnow
becarriedon.

PopePiusIXcondemnedtheGermanKulturkampfinQuodNunquam:

PopePiusIX,QuodNunquam,Feb.5,1875,#7:Thedivinejudgewillcondemnthose
unworthymenwho,
supportedbytheprotectionofcivilauthorityalone,heedlessly
occupyparishchurchesandhavedaredtoseizetheholyministryinthem
.
Moreover,Wedeclarethemtobelost.Inthefuture,
whoeverintrudesintothe
governmentoftheChurchbyasimilarcrimewillincurexcommunication
accordingtotheholycanons,andhewillincuritipsofacto.
Weadvisethepious
faithfulnottoapproachtheholyritesofsuchpeoplenortoreceivethesacramentsfrom
them.Theyshouldprudentlyabstainfromanybusinessdealingsandassociationwith
themsothatthebadleavendoesnotcorrupttheundefiledlumpofdough.

HitlerheapedpraiseonBismarck'sReich:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter10:BismarcksReichwasfreeandunhamperedbyanyobligationstowards
theoutsideworld.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter10:OntheonesideBismarckshowedthe
greatestregardforcustomsand
traditions
ontheothersidehispolicysecuredforthenewReichfromitsfoundation
onwards
agreatmeasureofloveandwillingcooperation
.

HitlersaidBismarck'sworkfailedbecauseitlackedanewWeltanschauung,meaning
anewspiritualworldview,i.e.anewreligion:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter5:Thiswasalsothereasonwhy
Bismarcksantisocialistlegislationfailed
andwasboundtofailinthelongrun,despiteeverything.

Itlackedthebasisofanew
Weltanschhauung
forwhosedevelopmentandextensionthestrugglemighthavebeen
takenup.TosaythattheservingupofdrivelaboutasocalledStateAuthorityor
LawandOrderwasanadequatefoundationforthespiritualdrivingforceina
lifeordeathstruggleisonlywhatonewouldexpecttohearfromthewiseacresinhigh
officialpositions.Itwasbecause
therewerenoadequatespiritualmotives
backof
thisoffensivethatBismarckwascompelledtohandovertheadministrationofhis
socialistlegislativemeasurestothejudgmentandapprovalofthosecircleswhichwere
themselvestheproductoftheMarxistteaching.

HitlersaidthatwhenhefinishedreadingtheNSDAP25pointprogramthehallwasfilled
withpeoplewhohadanewfaith:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter12:WhenIfinallycametoexplainthetwentyfivepointsandlaidthem,point
afterpoint,beforethemassesgatheredthereandaskedthemtopasstheirown
judgmentoneachpoint,onepointafteranotherwasacceptedwithincreasing
enthusiasm.
WhenthelastpointwasreachedIhadbeforemeahallfullofpeople
unitedby
anewconviction,
anewfaith
andanewwill.

TheNaziParty's25pointprogramdemandedfreedomofreligionforallreligious
denominations,i.e.theheresyofreligiousliberty,andadvocatedpositiveChristianity,
ahereticalnondenominationalformofProtestantism.ThisiswhyHitlerclaimedat
timestobeChristianortohavefoundedtheNaziPartyonChristianmorals:

The25pointProgramoftheNSDAP,#24:
Wedemandfreedomofreligionforall
religiousdenominations
withinthestatesolongastheydonotendangeritsexistence
oropposethemoralsensesoftheGermanicrace.
ThePartyassuchadvocatesthe
standpointofapositiveChristianitywithoutbindingitselfconfessionallytoany
onedenomination
...
"

Hitlercalledthisnewfaithapoliticalfaith:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter1:Atatimeinwhichtheoneside,armedwithallthefightingpowerthat
springsfromasystematicconceptionoflifeeventhoughitbecriminalinathousand
waysmakesanattackagainsttheestablishedordertheothersidewillbeabletoresist
whenitdrawsitsstrengthfrom
anewfaith,whichinourcaseisapoliticalfaith.
This
faithmustsupersedetheweakandcowardlycommandtodefend.Initssteadwemust
raisethebattlecryofacourageousandruthlessattack.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter1:Andsoduringthefirststagesoffoundingourmovementwehadtotake
specialcarethatourmilitantgroupwhichfoughtfortheestablishmentof
anewand
exaltedpoliticalfaith
shouldnotdegenerateintoasocietyforthepromotionof
parliamentarianinterests.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter1:Fromgeneralideasapoliticalprogrammemustbeconstructedanda
generalWeltanschhauungmustreceivethestampof
adefinitepoliticalfaith
.Since
thisfaithmustbedirectedtowardsendsthathavetobeattainedintheworldofpractical
reality,notonlymustitservethegeneralidealassuchbutitmustalsotakeinto
considerationthemeansthathavetobeemployedforthetriumphoftheideal.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter1:Totakeabstractandgeneralprinciples,derivedfrom
aWeltanschhauung
whichisbasedonasolidfoundationoftruth
,andtransformthemintoamilitant
communitywhosemembershavethesame

politicalfaith
acommunitywhichis
preciselydefined,rigidlyorganized,ofonemindandonewillsuchatransformationis
themostimportanttaskofallforthepossibilityofsuccessfullycarryingouttheideais
dependentonthesuccessfulfulfilmentofthattask.

HitlerwastotallyindifferenttotheCatholicChurch.HeonlycaredabouttheAryanrace:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter10:ThetwoChristiandenominationslookonwithindifferenceatthe
profanationanddestructionofanobleanduniquecreaturewhowasgiventotheworld
asagiftofGodsgrace.
Forthefutureoftheworld,however,itdoesnotmatter
whichofthetwotriumphsovertheother,theCatholicortheProtestant.Butit
doesmatterwhetherAryanhumanitysurvivesorperishes
.Andyetthetwo
ChristiandenominationsarenotcontendingagainstthedestroyerofAryanhumanitybut
aretryingtodestroyoneanother...Therefore
everyoneshouldendeavour,eachin
hisowndenominationofcourse,andshouldconsideritashisfirstandmost
solemndutytohinderanyandeveryonewhoseconducttends,eitherbywordor
deed,togooutsidehisownreligiousbodyandpickaquarrelwiththoseof
anotherdenomination
.For,inviewofthereligiousschismthatexistsinGermany,
to
attacktheessentialcharacteristicsofonedenominationmustnecessarilyleadto
awarofexterminationbetweenthetwoChristiandenominations
...eveninourday
religiousfeelingsstillhavedeeperrootsthanallfeelingforpoliticalandnational
expediency.Thatcannotbechangedbysettingonedenominationagainstanotherin
bitterconflict.Itcanbechangedonlyif,throughaspiritofmutualtolerance,thenation
canbeassuredofafuturethegreatnessofwhichwillgraduallyoperateasaconciliating
factorinthesphereofreligionalso.Ihavenohesitationinsayingthatin
thosemen
whoseektodaytoembroilthepatrioticmovementinreligiousquarrelsIsee
worseenemiesofmycountrythantheinternationalcommunistsare.

Tosummarize,Hitlermeans:
1)ThatitonlymatterswhethertheAryanhumanitysurvives.Hecouldn'tcarelessabout
whetherProtestantismtriumphsovertheCatholicChurchornot.
2)Thateveryoneshouldavoidreligiousquarrels,meaningnooneshouldevangelize
sincethatmightcauseaquarrel.
3)Thattocriticize(attack)Protestantismwouldleadtoawarofextermination,
meaningnooneshouldcriticizeProtestantism.
4)Thataspiritof...tolerancetowardsProtestantismwouldbegreat,anda
conciliatingfactorinthesphereofreligion.
5)Thatthosewhoembroilthepatrioticmovementinreligiousquarrels,meaningthose
whoputreligionaboverace,areworseenemies...thantheinternationalcommunists.

Whataheretic!

Hitlerwassoracist(racismisamortalsin)thathebelievedOriginalSinwasinterracial
breeding:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter2:Whyshoulditnotbepossibletoinducepeopletomakethissacrificeif,
insteadofsuchaprecept,theyweresimplytoldthattheyoughttoputanendto
this

trulyoriginalsinofracialcorruption
whichissteadilybeingpassedonfromone
generationtoanother.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter13:FrancesactivitiesinEuropetoday,spurredonbytheFrenchlustfor
vengeanceandsystematicallydirectedbytheJew,areacriminalattackagainstthelife
ofthewhiteraceandwillonedayarouseagainsttheFrenchpeopleaspiritof
vengeanceamongagenerationwhichwillhaverecognized
theoriginalsinof
mankindinthisracialpollution
.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter10:
Thesinagainstbloodandraceisthehereditarysin
inthisworldandit
bringsdisasteroneverynationthatcommitsit.

Hitleradvocatedthesterilizationofpeopledeemedunfitforprocreation:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter2:
Ifforaperiodofonly600yearsthoseindividualswouldbesterilized
whoarephysicallydegenerateormentallydiseased
,humanitywouldnotonlybe
deliveredfromanimmensemisfortunebutalsorestoredtoastateofgeneralhealth
suchasweatpresentcanhardlyimagine.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter2:InthispresentStateofours,whosefunctionitistobetheguardianofpeace
andgoodorder,
ournationalbourgeoisielookuponitasacrimetomake
procreationimpossibleforsyphiliticsandthosewhosufferfromtuberculosisor
otherhereditarydiseases,alsocripplesandimbeciles.
Butthepracticalprevention
ofprocreationamongmillionsofourverybestpeopleisnotconsideredasanevil,nor
doesitoffendagainstthenoblemoralityofthissocialclassbutratherencouragestheir
shortsightednessandmentallethargy.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter2:Inthismatter
theStatemustassertitselfasthetrusteeofamillennial
future
,infaceofwhichtheegotisticdesiresoftheindividualcountfornothingandwill
havetogivewaybeforetherulingoftheState.Inordertofulfilthisdutyinapractical
mannertheStatewillhavetoavailitselfofmodernmedicaldiscoveries.
Itmust
proclaimasunfitforprocreationallthosewhoareinflictedwithsomevisible
hereditarydiseaseorarethecarriersofitandpracticalmeasuresmustbe
adoptedtohavesuchpeoplerenderedsterile.

Hitlerwasanevolutionist.EvolutioncontradictsthedogmaofOriginalSin(sinceit
positsthatdeathisnaturalratherthancausedbyOriginalSin)andthusitalso
contradictsthedogmasofRedemption:

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AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter4:
Thefirststepwhichvisiblybroughtmankindawayfromtheanimal
worldwasthatwhichledtothefirstinvention
.Theinventionitselfowesitsoriginto
therusesandstratagemswhichmanemployedtoassisthiminthestrugglewithother
creaturesforhisexistenceandoftentoprovidehimwiththeonlymeanshecouldadopt
toachievesuccessinthestruggle.Thosefirstverycrudeinventionscannotbe
attributedtotheindividualforthesubsequentobserver,thatistosaythemodern
observer,recognizesthemonlyascollectivephenomena.Certaintricksandskilful
tacticswhichcanbeobservedinuseamongtheanimalsstriketheeyeoftheobserver
asestablishedfactswhichmaybeseeneverywhereandmanisnolongerinaposition
todiscoverorexplaintheirprimarycauseandsohecontentshimselfwithcallingsuch
phenomenainstinctive.Inourcasethistermhasnomeaning.
Becauseeveryone
whobelievesinthehigherevolutionoflivingorganisms
mustadmitthatevery
manifestationofthevitalurgeandstruggletolivemusthavehadadefinitebeginningin
timeandthatonesubjectalonemusthavemanifesteditforthefirsttime.Itwasthen
repeatedagainandagainandthepracticeofitspreadoverawideningarea,until
finallyitpassedintothesubconscienceofeverymemberofthespecies,whereit
manifesteditselfasinstinct.Thisismoreeasilyunderstoodandmoreeasytobelieve
inthecaseofman.
Hisfirstskilledtacticsinthestrugglewiththerestofthe
animals
undoubtedlyoriginatedinhismanagementofcreatureswhichpossessed
specialcapabilities.

Hitlerwasnotacreationist:hebelievedtheearthhadexistedforatleasthundredsof
thousandsofyears.Hitlerbelievedthatthevarioushumanracesaredifferent
species,andthattominglesuchspeciescalled'miscegenation'wouldresultinan
inferiorordefectiveoffspring.Thisiscalledscientificracismanditissatanic:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter11:

Eachanimalmatesonlywithoneofitsownspecies.
Thetitmouse
cohabitsonlywiththetitmouse,thefinchwiththefinch,thestorkwiththestork,the
fieldmousewiththefieldmouse,thehousemousewiththehousemouse,thewolfwith
theshewolf,etc.
Deviationsfromthislawtakeplaceonlyinexceptional
circumstances
.Thishappensespeciallyunderthecompulsionofcaptivity,orwhen
someotherobstaclemakesprocreativeintercourseimpossiblebetweenindividualsof
thesamespecies.Butthen
Natureabhorssuchintercoursewithallhermight
and
herprotestismostclearlydemonstratedbythefactthatthehybridiseithersterileorthe
fecundityofitsdescendantsislimited.Inmostcases
hybridsandtheirprogenyare
deniedtheordinarypowersofresistancetodiseaseorthenaturalmeansof
defenceagainstouterattack
.IfNaturedoesnotwishthatweakerindividualsshould
matewiththestronger,shewishesevenlessthatasuperiorraceshouldintermingle
withaninferioronebecauseinsuchacaseallherefforts,
throughouthundredsof
thousandsofyears
,toestablishanevolutionaryhigherstageofbeing,maythusbe
renderedfutile.
Historyfurnishesuswithinnumerableinstancesthatprovethis
law
.Itshows,withastartlingclarity,that
wheneverAryanshavemingledtheirblood

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withthatofaninferiorracetheresulthasbeenthedownfallofthepeoplewho
werethestandardbearersofahigherculture.

CharlesDarwinalsobelievedthathumanracesarespecies(interestingly,the
alternativetitleforDarwin's'OriginoftheSpecies'is:'ThePreservationofFavored
RacesintheStruggleforLife'.Hitlerprobablycalledhisbook'MeinKampf',meaning
'MyStruggle,'afterthisthemeoftheevolutionarystruggleforracialsurvival):

CharlesDarwin,TheDescentofMan,Chapter1:Do
theracesorspeciesofmen,
whichevertermmaybeapplied
,encroachonandreplaceoneanother,sothatsome
finallybecomeextinct?Weshallseethatallthesequestions,asindeedisobviousin
respecttomostofthem,mustbeansweredintheaffirmative,inthesamemanneras
withtheloweranimals.

CharlesDarwin,TheDescentofMan,Chapter6:Manhasmultipliedsorapidly,thathe
hasnecessarilybeenexposedtostruggleforexistence,andconsequentlytonatural
selection.Hehasgivenriseto
manyraces
,someofwhichdiffersomuchfromeach
other,thatthey
haveoftenbeenrankedbynaturalistsasdistinctspecies
.

CharlesDarwin,TheDescentofMan,Chapter7:Wehavenowseenthatanaturalist
mightfeelhimself
fullyjustifiedinrankingtheracesofmanasdistinctspecies
for
hehasfoundthattheyaredistinguishedbymanydifferencesinstructureand
constitution,somebeingofimportance.

CharlesDarwin,TheDescentofMan,Chapter7:Manhasbeenstudiedmorecarefully
thananyotheranimal,andyetthereisthegreatestpossiblediversityamongstcapable
judgeswhetherheshouldbeclassedas
asinglespeciesorrace,orastwo
(Virey),
asthree(Jacquinot),asfour(Kant),five(Blumenbach),six(Buffon),seven(Hunter),
eight(Agassiz),eleven(Pickering),fifteen(BorydeStVincent),sixteen(Desmoulins),
twentytwo(Morton),sixty(Crawfurd),orassixtythree,accordingtoBurke.

CharlesDarwin,TheDescentofMan,Chapter7:IntheAmericangenusCebus,the
variousformsarerankedbysomenaturalistsasspecies,byothersasmere
geographicalraces.NowifnumerousspecimensofCebuswerecollectedfromallparts
ofSouthAmerica,andthoseformswhichatpresentappeartobespecificallydistinct,
werefoundtograduateintoeachotherbyclosesteps,theywouldusuallybe
rankedas
merevarietiesorracesandthiscoursehasbeenfollowedbymostnaturalists
withrespecttotheracesofman.

CharlesDarwin,TheDescentofMan,Chapter7:Soagain,itisalmostamatterof
indifferencewhether
thesocalledracesofmanarethusdesignated,orareranked
asspeciesorsubspecies
butthelattertermappearsthemoreappropriate.

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CharlesDarwin,TheDescentofMan,Chapter7:Oneotherquestionoughtnottobe
passedoverwithoutnotice,namely,whether,asissometimesassumed,
each
subspeciesorraceofman
hassprungfromasinglepairofprogenitors.

CharlesDarwin,TheDescentofMan,Chapter11:Throughthemeansjustspecified,
aidedperhapsbyothersasyetundiscovered,manhasbeenraisedtohispresentstate.
Butsinceheattainedtotherankofmanhood,hehasdivergedinto
distinctraces,or
astheymaybemorefitlycalled,subspecies
.Someofthese,suchas
theNegro
andEuropean,aresodistinctthat
,ifspecimenshadbeenbroughttoanaturalist
withoutanyfurtherinformation,
theywouldundoubtedlyhavebeenconsideredby
himasgoodandtruespecies.

Hitlerbelievedmiscegenationracialinterbreedingisasin:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter11:Inshort,
theresultsofmiscegenationarealwaysthefollowing
:
(a)Thelevelofthesuperiorracebecomeslowered
(b)physicalandmentaldegenerationsetsin,thusleadingslowlybutsteadilytowardsa
progressivedryingupofthevitalsap.
Theactwhichbringsaboutsucha
developmentisasinagainstthewilloftheEternalCreator.Andasasinthisact
willbeavenged.

Darwinbelievedthattomixhumanracescancauseageneticregression:

CharlesDarwin,TheDescentofMan,Chapter20:...thisisanunfortunate
circumstance,asinaccordancewithaprinciple,thetruthofwhichIhaveelsewhere
proved,
crossedracesofmanwouldbeeminentlyliabletoreverttotheprimordial
hairycharacteroftheirearlyapelikeprogenitors
.

Darwinbelievedpeopleshouldnotmarryifoneofthetwotomarryisinferior,andthat
itwouldbeUtopianifpeoplerefrainedfrommarriageforthisreason:

CharlesDarwin,TheDescentofMan,Chapter21:Bothsexesoughtto
refrainfrom
marriageiftheyareinanymarkeddegreeinferiorinbodyormind
but
such
hopesareUtopian
andwillneverbeevenpartiallyrealiseduntilthelawsofinheritance
arethoroughlyknown.Everyonedoesgoodservice,whoaidstowardsthisend.

Hitlerbelievedpeopleshouldbegivencertificatestoguaranteeracialpurityandof
physicalhealthtoguaranteefitnessformarriage:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter2:Speciallycompetentcommitteesoughttoissuecertificatestoindividuals
entitlingthemtoengageincolonizationwork,andthesecertificatesshouldguarantee
theracialpurityoftheindividualsinquestion.

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AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter2:Afterhehascompletedhismilitarytrainingtwocertificatesshallbehanded
tothesoldier.TheonewillbehisdiplomaasacitizenoftheState,ajuridicaldocument
whichwillenablehimtotakepartinpublicaffairs.Thesecondwillbeanattestationof
hisphysicalhealth,whichguaranteeshisfitnessformarriage.

HitlerfrequentlyspokeofNatureasifitisaperson(i.e.asifNatureisawoman)as
wouldapantheist:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter4:Undercertaincircumstances,inperiodsofdistressorunderbadclimatic
condition,orifthesoilyieldstoopoorareturn,
Natureherself
tendstocheckthe
increaseofpopulationinsomecountriesandamongsomeraces,butbyamethod
whichisquiteasruthlessasitiswise.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter4:Andthustheseedsaresownforahumanprogenywhichwillbecomemore
andmoremiserablefromonegenerationtoanother,aslongas
Natureswillis
scorned
.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter4:
Naturemustthenbeallowedtouseherownmethods
ormanmay
possiblytakethetaskofregulationintohisownhandsandestablishthenecessary
equilibriumbytheapplicationofbettermeansthanwehaveatourdisposaltoday.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter4:
Natureknowsnopoliticalfrontiers.Shebeginsbyestablishinglifeon
thisglobeandthenwatchesthefreeplayofforces
.Thosewhoshowthegreatest
courageandindustryare
thechildrennearesttoherheart
andtheywillbegranted
thesovereignrightofexistence.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter10:Here,aselsewhere,onemaydefy
Nature
foracertainperiodoftimebut
soonerorlater
shewilltakeherinexorablerevenge
.Andwhenmanrealizesthistruth
itisoftentoolate.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter10:Whenonerealizes,apartfromthis,thateverypossibleeffortisbeing
madetohindertheprocessofprocreationandthat
Natureisbeingwilfullycheatedof
herrights
,thereremainsreallyonlyonequestion:Whyissuchaninstitutionas
marriagestillinexistence,andwhatareitsfunctions?

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter11:WalkingaboutinthegardenofNature,mostmenhavetheselfconceitto

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thinkthattheyknoweverythingyetalmostallareblindtooneof
theoutstanding
principlesthatNatureemploysinherwork
.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter11:Butthen
Natureabhorssuchintercoursewithallhermight
andher
protestismostclearlydemonstratedbythefactthatthehybridiseithersterileorthe
fecundityofitsdescendantsislimited.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter11:Thatiswhythestrugglebetweenthevariousspeciesdoesnotarisefroma
feelingofmutualantipathybutratherfromhungerandlove.Inbothcases
Naturelooks
oncalmlyandisevenpleasedwithwhathappens
.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter11:If
Naturedoesnotwish
thatweakerindividualsshouldmatewiththe
stronger,
shewishesevenless
thatasuperiorraceshouldinterminglewithaninferior
onebecauseinsuchacase
allherefforts
,throughouthundredsofthousandsof
years,toestablishanevolutionaryhigherstageofbeing,maythusberenderedfutile.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter11:Yetfarharderisthelotofhimwhobelievesthathecanovercome
Nature
andthusinreality
insultsher
.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter11:Foritisanecessityofhumanevolutionthattheindividualshouldbe
imbuedwiththespiritofsacrificeinfavourofthecommonweal,andthatheshouldnot
beinfluencedbythemorbidnotionsofthoseknaveswhopretendtoknowbetterthan
Nature
andwhohavetheimpudencetocriticize
herdecrees
.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter12:Themassesarebutapartof
Natureherself
.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter1:Hencethefolkconceptoftheworldisinprofoundaccordwith
Natures
will
...

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter2:Thereinwewitnessthecorrectiveprovisionwhich
Natureadopts.She
restricts
thepossibilitiesofprocreation,thusimpedingthefertilityofcrossbreedsand
bringingthemtoextinction.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter8:For
Natureherself
decidesaccordingtotherulesof
herinexorable
logic
.

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Hitlerbelievedinfalsegodsandgoddesses,aswouldapagan:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter3:Thefactthatgreatnumbersofpeoplewentaboutblindfoldedamidthe
manifestsignsofdissolutiononlyprovesthat
thegodshaddecreedthedestruction
ofAustria
.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter2:YouhaveoneGod,andthatisyourmoney.Wedonotturntoyou,
however,forhelp,buttothegreatarmyofthosewhoaretoopoortoconsidertheir
personalexistenceasthehighestgoodonearth.Theydonotplacetheirtrustinmoney
butin
othergods,intowhosehandstheyconfidetheirlives
.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter2:Itmaybethatmoneyhasbecometheonepowerthatgovernslifetoday.
Yet
atimewillcomewhenmenwillagainbowtohighergods.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter1:Indeeditwasthehandof
thegoddessofeternaljusticeandinexorable
retribution
thatcausedthemostdeadlyenemyofGermanisminAustria,theArchduke
FranzFerdinand,tofallbytheverybulletswhichhehimselfhadhelpedtocast.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter7:HowoftendidtheeyesofmyyoungmenlightupwithenthusiasmwhenI
explainedtothemthevitalfunctionsconnectedwiththeirtaskandassuredthemtime
andagainthatallearthlywisdomisuselessunlessitbesupportedbyameasureof
strength,that
thegentlegoddessofPeace
canonlywalkincompanywith
thegodof
War
,andthateverygreatactofpeacemustbeprotectedandassistedbyforce.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter15:"ThejudgesofthisStatemaytranquillycondemnusforourconductatthat
time,butHistory,
thegoddessofahighertruthandabetterlegalcode
,willsmileas
shetearsupthisverdictandwillacquitusallofthecrimeforwhichthisverdictdemands
punishment."

Hitlerbelievedinmagic,aswouldanoccultist:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter1:Theinsigniaofaformerimperialsovereigntywhichwerestillpreservedin
Viennaappearedtoactas
magicalrelics
ratherthanasthevisibleguaranteeofan
everlastingbondofunion.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter1:EventodayIcannotrecallwithoutemotionthatvenerablepersonalitywhose

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enthusiasticexpositionofhistorysooftenmadeusentirelyforgetthepresentandallow
ourselvestobe
transportedasifbymagic
intothepast.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter2:ThewholeRingStrassehad
amagiceffectuponme
,asifitwereascene
fromtheThousandandoneNights.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter2:Thecountryladwhomigratestothebigcityfeelsattractedbywhathas
beendescribedaseasyworkwhichitmaybeinrealityandfewworkinghours.Heis
especiallyentrancedby
themagicglimmer
spreadoverthebigcities.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter3:ThePresssucceededin
themagicalart
ofproducingnamesfromnowhere
withinthecourseofafewweeks.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter3:InordertoestimateproperlythereallyperniciousinfluencewhichthePress
canexerciseonehadtostudythisinfamousJewishmethodwherebyhonourableand
decentpeoplewerebesmirchedwithmudandfilth,intheformoflowabuseand
slander,fromhundredsandhundredsofquarterssimultaneously,asifcommandedby
some
magicformula
.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter13:Theforcewhichhaseverandalwayssetinmotiongreathistorical
avalanchesofreligiousandpoliticalmovementsisthe
magicpower
ofthespoken
word.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter5:Themoment,however,thattheleadersrealizedthedangerwhich
threatenedthemtheypulledthe
magiccap
ofdeceitovertheirearsand,withoutbeing
identified,playedthepartofmimesinthenationalreawakening.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter10:Manyofsuchcasesarevisitorsfromtheprovinceswho,heldspeechless
andenthralledbythe
magiccharm
ofcitylife,becomeaneasypreyforprostitutes.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book1,
Chapter12:Onlytheexistenceofsuchaseatorcentre,aroundwhicha
magiccharm
suchasthatofMeccaorRomeiswoven,cansupplyamovementwiththatpermanent
drivingforcewhichhasitssourcesintheinternalunityofthemovementandthe
recognitionofoneheadasrepresentingthisunity.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter1:Onlythosecredulousparliamentarywizardswhorepresentedbourgeois

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democracycouldhavebelievedthatthebrutaldeterminationofthosewhoseinterestit
istospreadtheMarxistworldpest,ofwhichtheyarethecarriers,couldforamoment,
noworinthefuture,beheldincheckbythe
magicalformulas
ofWestern
Parliamentarianism.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter3:AnapplicantwhohashithertobeenaZuluorKaffiristold:"Bythese
presentsyouarenowbecomeaGermanCitizen."ThePresidentoftheStatecan
perform
thispieceofmagic
.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter7:Iwasnowabletofeelandunderstandhoweasilythemaninthestreet
succumbsto
thehypnoticmagic
ofsuchagrandiosepieceoftheatricalpresentation.

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter12:TheinstitutionsofthemovementaretobebroughtoverintotheStatefor
theStatecannotcallintoexistenceallofasuddenand
asifbymagic
thoseinstitutions
whicharenecessarytoitsexistence,unlessitwishestohaveinstitutionsthatarebound
toremaincompletelylifeless.

HitlersaidtheSwastikahadaracialbasisitwasnotconsideredaCatholicsymbolby
him:

AdolfHitler,MeinKampf,HurstandBlackettLtd.(MurphyTranslation),1939,Book2,
Chapter7:WeNationalSocialistsregardedourflagasbeingtheembodimentofour
partyprogramme.Theredexpressedthesocialthoughtunderlyingthemovement.
Whitethenationalthought.And
theswastikasignifiedthemissionallottedtous
thestruggleforthevictoryofAryanmankind
andatthesametimethetriumphof
theidealofcreativeworkwhichisinitselfandalwayswillbeantiSemitic.

EvidencefromNewAtheists

Accordingtowikipediaanewatheistissomeonewhobelievesthat"religionshouldnot
simplybetoleratedbutshouldbecountered,criticized,andexposedbyrational
argumentwhereveritsinfluencearises"(NewAtheism).Inadditiontothepropaganda
abouttheHolocaust,suchatheistshaveanagendatomaligntheCatholicChurchby
claimingHitlerwasaCatholic/Christian.Also,mostatheists(ifnotall)areevolutionists,
andHitler'sobviousbeliefinevolutionisnotsomethingtheywanttobeassociatedwith
sotheytrytodenyHitlerwasanevolutionistbyquotingthingswherehetalksabout
God,orclaimstobeaChristian,ortheyshowpicturesofHitlerorNaziswithpriests,
bishopsnearorinaChurchallinanattempttoprovethatHitlerwasaChristian.
However,noneoftheirargumentsproveanything,otherthanthattheatheistsare
shallow,dishonestandignorant.ItistheCatholicChurchthathasthesoleauthority
fromChristtodefinetherequirementsformembershipinthetrueChurchofChristthe
CatholicChurchnotsomeatheist.

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PopePiusXII,
MysticiCorporisChristi
(#22).Actuallyonlythosearetobeincludedas
membersoftheChurchwhohavebeenbaptizedandprofessthetruefaith.

TherearetwoarticlesfromsuchatheistswhichaimtoproveHitlerwasaChristianby
criticizingtheEnglishtranslationofabookcalled
Hitler'sTableTalk
.Thisbookhasa
numberofantiChristian/antiCatholicstatementsmadebyHitler.Beforeexamining
Hitler'sstatementsintheoriginallanguage(German)of
Hitler'sTableTalk
,wewilllook
attheatheist'sstatementsbecausetheyactuallyproveHitlerwasaheretic.

RichardCarrierisanaggressiveproponentoftheJesusMyth,i.e.theblasphemous
andantiChristassertionthatJesusChristneverexisted.Keepinmindthateventhough
CarrierdeniestheexistenceofChrist,headmitsthatHitlercriticizedpriestsandthe
ChurchandChristiandogmasquiteabit:

RichardC.Carrier,Hitler'sTableTalk:TroublingFinds,2003:
Hitlerdidcriticize
priestsandtheChurchandcertainChristiandogmasquiteabit
,butsodo
godfearingChristians.

RichardC.Carrier,Hitler'sTableTalk:TroublingFinds,2003:
Hitler'sonlygenuine
antiChristianremarkhere[27February1942]isagainstthecrueltyofthe
CatholicChurchspecifically,
withhissarcasticplayondiealleinseligmachende
Kirche,
theideaofa"onetruechurch"thatalonegrantssalvation.

RichardC.Carrier,Hitler'sTableTalk:TroublingFinds,2003:ButinPicker'sGerman
thissentenceissomewhatdifferent:"[13December1941]DasChristentum(lehrt'die
Verwandlung,'das)istdasTollste,wasjeeinMenschengehirninseinemWahn
hervorgebrachthat,eineVerh6hnungvonallemGottlichen,"
"Christianity(teaches
'Transubstantiation,'that)isthemaddestthingeverconcoctedbyahumanbrain
initsdelusion,amockeryofallthatisgodly.
"Pickerdoesnotsaywhyheplaced
parenthesesaroundthesewords,buttheyareclearlymeanttobeincorporatedintothe
sentence.Withoutthem,thesentencedoessay"Christianityisthemaddestthingthata
humanbrainhaseverconcoctedinitsdelusion."However,
allversionsfollowthis
withasentenceattackingtheabsurdityoftransubstantiation,asifthatwas
indeedwhatHitlermeant
.

RichardC.Carrier,Hitler'sTableTalk:TroublingFinds,2003:
Allthisisnottosay
thatHitlerdoesn'tcriticizeChristianity
eveninPicker'sandJochmann'sversionof
theTableTalk.Forinstance,againon13December1941,
Hitlerarguesagainstthe
ideaofaphysicalresurrectionandinfavorofaspiritualone,andthereand
elsewherehetakesaverycynicalviewofCatholicism,voicingmanyofthesame
criticismsonemighthearfromacandid(andbigoted)Protestant.

RichardC.Carrier,Hitler'sTableTalk:TroublingFinds,2003:Apartfromthis
interpolation,anddespitesignificantdifferencesbetweenthePickerJochmannand

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GenoudTrevorRopereditions,
intheactualGermanofthisentryHitlerdoesattack
theChurch,Christiandogma,andinstitutionalreligion,whilepromotingpersonal
religionandreligioustolerance
.Andwhile
hetalksofChristianityintroducinglies
,
hestilldenouncesatheism(e.g."zumAtheismuswollenwirnichterziehen").Inanother
entryHitlertalksofChristianitybecomingobsoletewhile,again,denouncingatheism(14
October,1941,midday??).
Hitler'spositionappearstoresembleKant'swithregard
totheprimacyofscienceovertheologyindecidingthefactsoftheuniverse
,
whileremainingpersonallycommittedtoamoreabstracttheism.

JimWalkeralsodeniesJesusChrist'sexistenceandlikeCarrier,healsoadmitsthat
HitlercriticizedtheCatholicChurch.NoticeWalker'sownfalsedefinitionofwhata
Christianis.Manyatheistsliketoinventtheirowndefinitionofwhatisrequiredtobea
Christian:

JimWalker,Hitler'stabletalkandotherextraneoussources,2000(add.2009):The
reasoningbytheapologistsinregardstotheTableTalkseemstobethat
because
Hitlerspokeagainstorganizedreligion,thenhemustthereforebeantiChristian
.
ButevenifwetakethissimplisticapproachandassumetheTableTalkastheactual
thoughtsandbeliefsofHitler,itfailsforthesimplereasonthatdismissingareligionof
one'sownfaithdoesnotexcludeorexcuseonefromapersonalbeliefasaChristian.
A
ChristianissimplyapersonwhobelievesinGodandJesusinsomeformor
manner.Christianity,thebodyofbelievingpeople,simplydoesnotrequire
organizedreligionatall.

JimWalker,Hitler'stabletalkandotherextraneoussources,2000(add.2009):Ifwe
usedthesamelogicoftheapologistsagainstHitler,then
weshouldremoveLuther,
Calvin,andmanyotherprominentsocalledChristiansfrommembershipof
Christianity
.

JimWalker,Hitler'stabletalkandotherextraneoussources,2000(add.2009):They
failtodistinguishHitler'sChristianityasabeliefsystemversus
"corrupt''organized
Christianity.ItwasthelatterthatHitlerquestioned
,nothisownpersonalbeliefs.

JimWalker,Hitler'stabletalkandotherextraneoussources,2000(add.2009):His
argumentstowardtheChristianreligionregarded
hisstrongreformationviewsofthe
Church
ashesawit,regardlessofhowsomeChristianstodaydislikeit.
Indeed,he
sawhimselfasareformersimilartothatof
theallegedJesusand
MartinLuther,
theProtestantreformerwhoalsohadstrongwordstosayagainsttheCatholic
orthodoxy.

JimWalker,Hitler'stabletalkandotherextraneoussources,2000(add.2009):Evenif
youbelievedthetabletalkincludedtheantiChristianquotes,nowhereinthetalkdoes

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HitlerspeakagainstJesusorhisownbrandofChristianity.Onthecontrary,the
tabletalkhasHitlerspeakingadmirablyaboutJesus.
Hitlerdid,ofcoursecriticize
organizedreligioninapoliticalsense(asdomanyChristianstoday),butneverin
areligioussense
.[i.e.politicalCatholicismmoreonthatinalatersection]

Evidencefrom
Hitler'sTableTalk

AccordingtoDavidIrving,
Hitler'sTableTalk
isunadulteratedHitler:

DavidIrving,HowgoodisHitler'sTableTalk?,2003:Hitler'sTableTalkistheproduct
ofhislunchandsuppertimeconversationsinhisprivatecirclefrom1941to1944.
The
transcriptsaregenuine
.TheTableTalks'contentismoreimportantinmyviewthan
Hitler'sMeinKampf,andpossiblyevenmorethanhisZweitesBuch(1928).
Itis
unadulteratedHitler
.Heexpatiatesonvirtuallyeverysubjectunderthesun,whilehis
generalsandprivatestaffsitpatientlyandlisten,orpretendtolisten,tothe
monologues.

AccordingtoRichardCarriermentionedpreviously,theGermaneditionof
Hitler'sTable
Talk
carriesthestrongestclaimtoauthenticity(keepinmindthatCarrierisso
skepticalthatheevendeniestheexistenceofJesusChrist,GodIncarnate):

RichardC.Carrier,Hitler'sTableTalk:TroublingFinds,2003:Assuminganypublished
textisagenuinecopyofthesenotes,
Picker'sedition(especiallywhereitagrees
withJochmann)carriesthestrongestclaimtoauthenticity
.Itcontainstheactual
German,andwasthefirsttobepublished,ayearbeforeGenoud,andthoughGenoud
procuredalengthybutessentiallytrivialprefacefromRobertd'Harcourtofthe
AcademieFranqaise,Pickerhadtheinvolvementandauspicesofamajoruniversity
andHitlerhistorian:"ArrangedonbehalfoftheGermanInstitutefortheHistoryof
NationalSocialism,initiatedandpublishedbyGerhardRitter,professorofhistoryatthe
UniversityofFreiburg."
Moreover,Pickerwasoneoftheactualstenographers(from
21March1942to2August1942),andthustranscribedmanyofthenoteshimself
intheverypresenceofHitler
,makinghimaneyewitnesswithaccesstothe
notebooksofhispredecessorHeim,whichhesaysheacquireddirectly,bypassingthe
editingofBormann.
Picker'ssecondandthirdeditionsalsocontainseveraltestimonialstothetext's
accuracyandauthenticitybyfellowbunkerofficers,includingGerhardEngel
,and
alsoatestimonialbyhistorianWalterMedigerwhocheckedthefirsteditionagainst
Picker'sowntranscriptsand"madecorrections"accordingly,testifyingtotheaccuracy
oftheneweditioninrelationtothosenotes.Pickerassertedinhisfirsteditionthat
[translatingPicker'sGerman]"asufficientnumberofthestaffattheFHQlivestobe
abletotestifytotheauthenticityoftherecordingsofthetablediscussions,sinceHitler
spokerarelyattableonmilitaryaffairs,"andtodemonstratehispersonalknowledgehe
givesadetaileddescriptionofthebunkerandmeetingroom,andwhowaspresenton
Hitler'sstaffatthetime.
Addingfurthercredibility,Picker'stextreadslikeaquick

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stenograph,withsomethingsmissingbetweenentries,whichareoftenshort,
withnotimeforanyexplanationorcontext(whichBormannonoccasionadded).
Eventhesentencesthemselvesareoftenconciseandsometimesmissingsimple
wordslikepronouns.

HerearethestatementsofauthenticityinHenryPicker'sGermantranslation.Ihave
usedGoogleTranslatebecauseIhavenoonetotranslatethestatementsatthistime.
EvenwithGoogleTranslateonecangetanideaofwhatisbeingcommunicated.

GermanTranslation

GoogleTranslation

Authentizittsbeweiseder
FHQuMitgliederund
WehrmachtsadjutantenHitlers:
KonteradmiralKarlJeskovonPuttkamer,
OberstNicolausvonBelowund
GeneralleutnantGerhardEngel,sowie
desHistorikersProfessorDr.Walther
Mediger

DieWiedergabevonHitlers
Tischgesprchenim
FhrerhauptquartierdurchHerrn
Landrata.D.Dr.HenryPickerentspricht
nachmeinerKenntnisdemSinnenach
undinderFormulierungden
AusfhrungenHitlersbeiunseren
gemeinsamenMahlzeitenim
Fhrerhauptquartierkorrektund
zuverlssig.EbensoistDr.Pickers
SchilderungdesLebensund
GeschehensimFhrerhauptquartier,
einschlielichderPersnlichkeitenrund
umHitler,frdiefraglicheZeit1941/42
objektivundzutreffend.

Neuried,den18.Mai1964KarlJesko
vonPuttkamerAdjutantderWehrmacht
(Kriegsmarine)beimFhrerund
Reichskanzlervon1935bis1938und
von1939bis1945,zuletztals
Konteradmiral

NachmeineneigenenErinnerungenund

AuthenticityevidenceofFiihrer
Headquartersmembersand
WehrmachtadjutantHitler
:Rear
AdmiralKarlJeskovonPuttkamer,
ColonelNicolausvonBelowand
LieutenantGeneralGerhardEngel,and
thehistorianProfessorDr.Walther
Mediger

Playbackof"Hitler'sTableTalkatHitler's
headquarters"byMr.Districtret.Dr.
HenryPicker
correspondstomy
knowledgeinspiritandinthe
formulationoftheremarksofHitlerat
ourcommonmealsathis
headquartersaccurateandreliable.
Likewise,Dr.Pickersportrayaloflifeand
eventsinHitler'sheadquarters,including
thepersonalitiesaroundHitler,forthe
periodinquestion1941/42
objective
andaccurate
.

Neuried,theMay18,1964KarlJesko
vonPuttkamerAdjutantofthe
Wehrmacht(Navy)
attheFuehrerandReichChancellorfrom
1935to1938andfrom1939to1945,
mostrecentlyasRearAdmiral

Accordingtomyownmemoriesand

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Kenntnissenausdem
Fhrerhauptquartierentsprichtdie
WiedergabevonHitlers
Tischgesprchenim
FhrerhauptquartierdurchHerrnDr.
HenryPickerdenWorten,Themenund
uerungenHitlersbeiunseren
gemeinsamenMahlzeiten.Auchistdie
FhrerhauptquartiersAtmosphrevon
HerrnDr.Pickerzutreffenddargestellt.

BochumWeitmar,den21.April1964
NicolausvonBelowAdjutantder
Wehrmacht(Luftwaffe)beimFhrerund
Reichskanzlervon1937bis1945,zuletzt
alsOberst

AufgrundmeinerTtigkeitundunter
Hinweisaufmeinepersnlichen
Erlebnisse,Erfahrungenund
BeobachtungenalsAdjutantund
VerbindungsoffizierdesHeeresim
FhrerhauptquartierindenJahren1941
1943erklreich,dassdieWiedergabe
derHitlerschenTischgesprchedurch
HerrnDr.HenryPickerinBezugaufdie
behandeltenThemen,Probleme,
AuffassungenundMeinungsuerungen
einwahrheitsgetreuesBildanlsslichder
MahlzeitenanHitlersMittagsund
Abendtischergibt.

Oberbolheim,den20.Mai1964Gerhard
EngelGeneralleutnanta.D.,seinerzeit
MajorundAdjutantdesHeeresbeim
OberstenBefehlshaberderWehrmacht

VorliegendeSchreibmaschinenabschrift
habeichmitdenimBesitzdesHerrnDr.
jur.HenryPickerinWilhelmshaven,
Herbartstr.90,befindlichen
Originalaufzeichnungenverglichen.Wo
esntigwar,habeichdurchKorrekturen
dievlligebereinstimmungdes

knowledge
fromtheFuehrer's
headquarters
corresponds
tothe
reproductionof"Hitler'sTableTalkat
Hitler'sheadquarters"byDr.Henry
Picker's
words,themesandHitler's
statementsatourcommonmeals
.The
FhrerhauptquartieratmosphereofDr.
Pickeris
presentedaccurately.

BochumWeitmar,theApril21,1964
NicolausvonBelowAdjutantofthe
Wehrmacht(Luftwaffe)duringFuehrer
andReichChancellorfrom1937to1945,
mostrecentlyasColonel

Becauseofmyactivitiesandhaving
regardtomypersonalexperiences,
experiencesandobservationsasan
adjutantandliaisonofficeroftheArmy
atHitler'sheadquartersduringthe
years19411943
,Ideclarethatthe
reproductionofHitler'sTableTalkbyDr.
HenryPicker
atruepictureatthemeals
atHitler'slunchanddinnerresultsin
termsoftheissues,problems,ideas
andopinions
.

Oberbolheim,theMay20,1964Gerhard
EngelLieutenantGeneralret.,Atthat
timeMajorandadjutantofthearmytothe
SupremeCommanderoftheArmed
Forces

PresenttypewritercopyIhaveinthe
possessionofMr.Dr.jur.HenryPickerin
Wilhelmshaven,Herbartstr.90,contained
originalrecordscompared.Whereit
wasnecessary,Ihavethefull
agreementofthewordingpreparedby

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Wortlautshergestellt.

Hannover,den18.Oktober1952Dr.
WaltherMedigerPrivatdozentfr
GeschichteanderTechnischen
HochschuleHannover

HitlersTischausfhrungenund
Gedankengngeebensowiedie
AtmosphredesFhrerhauptquartiers
sindinDr.HenryPickers
DokumentarwerkHitlersTischgesprche
imFhrerhauptquartierhervorragend
wiedergegeben.Sieentsprechen
durchausmeinenErinnerungenandiese
Zeit.Ichbegreesdaher,dassDr.
PickerseinWerkumdieDarstellung
Hitler,wieerwirklichwarerweiterthat.
Dennkaumeinzweiterkenntaufgrund
seineseigenenErlebens,seiner
Bekanntschaften,seinesWissensund
seineszeithistorischenArchivsbesserdie
hierverffentlichtenDatenundFakten
ausHitlersLeben,ausderNSKampfzeit,
ausdemDrittenReich,ausdem
GrodeutschenReichundausdemII.
Weltkrieg.

InderneuenFormwirdPickersBuchfr
dieGeschichtsschreibungberdasXX.
Jahrhundertnichtnureineeinzigartige
Primrquellesein,sondernfrdieJahre
1918bis1945auchdasmagebliche
Standardwerk.

Neuried,den26.Juni1976KarlJesko
vonPuttkamerKonteradmirala.D.

AlsHeeresAdjutantHitlersvon1938bis
1943hatteichinHitlersunmittelbarer
UmgebungDienstzutunDeshalb
kannichalseinerderwenigennoch
lebendenZeitZeugendenhistorischen
WertundWahrheitsgehaltdesWerkes

corrections
.

Hanover,October18,1952Dr.Walther
MedigerAssociateProfessorofHistoryat
theTechnischeHochschuleHannover

Hitler'stabledesignsandideasaswell
astheatmosphereoftheFuhrer's
headquartersareshowninDr.Henry
Picker'sdocumentarywork"Hitler's
TableTalkatHitler'sheadquarters"
excellent.Theycorrespondentirelyto
mymemoriesofthattime.
Itherefore
welcomethefactthatDr.Pickerhiswork
totherepresentationof"Hitler,ashe
reallywas,"hasexpanded.Hardlya
secondknowsbecauseofhisown
experience,hisacquaintances,his
knowledgeandhistimehistoricalarchive
betterthepublisheddataandfactsof
Hitler'slife,fromtheNazifighttime,from
theThirdReich,fromtheGreaterGerman
ReichandfromtheII.WorldWar.

InthenewformisPickersbook
forthe
historiographyoftheXX.Centurynot
onlybeauniqueprimarysource,but
fortheyears1918to1945andthe
relevantstandardwork.

Neuried,toJune26,1976
KarlJeskovonPuttkamerRearAdmiral
retd.

AsArmy
Hitler'sadjutantfrom1938to
1943
IhadtodoinHitler'simmediate
surroundingsservice...That'swhy
Ican
confirmthehistoricalvalueand
veracityofourFhrerhauptquartier

24

unseresFhrerhauptquartierJuristenDr.
HenryPickerbesttigen:Hitlers
TischgesprcheimFhrerhauptquartier/
Hitler,wieerwirklichwar.Ichbinfest
davonberzeugt,dassdiesesWerkfr
dieGeschichtsschreibungberHitler,
berdasDritteReich,dasGrodeutsche
Reich,dasGermanischeReich
DeutscherNationundberdenZweiten
WeltkriegauchfrdieweitereZukunft
einederwichtigstenQuellenseinwird.

Scking/Starnberg,den29.Mai1976
GerhardEngelGeneralleutnanta.D.

lawyersDr.HenryPickerworksasone
ofthefewsurvivingtimewitnesses
:
"HitlertablediscussionsatHitler's
headquarters/Hitler,ashereallywas."
I
amfirmlyconvincedthatthisworkfor
thehistoryofHitler,abouttheThird
Reich,theGreaterGermanReich,the
"GermanicEmpireoftheGerman
Nation"andtheSecondWorldWar
andforthefutureoneofthemain
sourceswillbe.

Scking/Starnberg,theMay29,1976
GerhardEngelLieutenantGeneralret.

AfewcorrespondingpassagesbetweentheEnglishandGermantranslationsof
Hitler's
TableTalk
(manymorecouldbecited):

EnglishHugh
TrevorRoperEdition,
Hitler'sTableTalk

GermanHenryPicker
Edition,
Hitlers
Tischgesprcheim
Fhrerhauptquartier

GoogleTranslate

ButLutherhadthemerit
ofrisingagainstthe
Popeandthe
organisationofthe
Church.Itwasthefirstof
thegreatrevolutions.
Andthankstohis
translationoftheBible,
Lutherreplacedour
dialectsbythegreat
Germanlanguage!It's
remarkabletoobservethe
resemblancesbetweenthe
evolutionofGermanyand
thatofItaly.
Thecreators
ofthelanguage,Dante
andLuther,roseagainst
theoecumenicaldesires
ofthepapacy.Eachof
thetwonationswasled
tounity,againstthe

Andererseits:Dasser
(Luther)esgewagthat,
sichgegendenPapstund
dasSystemderKirche
aufzulehnen!Undmitder
Bibelbersetzunghateran
dieStelleunsererDialekte
diedeutscheSprache
gesetzt,alsoCharakter
undGeistderNationin
einheitlichenZeichen
verlautbart.Esist
auffallend,wieverwandt
dieEntwicklung
DeutschlandsundItaliens
verluft.Die
Sprachschpferstanden
gegendie
Universalherrschaftdes
Papstes:Danteund
Luther.DieNationen

Ontheotherhand:That
he(Luther)hasdaredto
rebelagainstthepope
andthesystemofthe
Church!Thatwasthe
firstrevolution.
Andthe
translationoftheBible,he
hasputintheplaceofour
dialects,theGerman
language,announced
characterandspiritofthe
nationinuniform
characters.Itisstriking
howrelatedthe
developmentofGermany
andItalyruns.
Voice
Creatorstoodagainst
theuniversalpowerof
thePope:Danteand
Luther.Thenationswere
ledtotheunitagainst

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dynasticinterests,by
oneman.Theyachieved
theirunityagainstthe
willofthePope.

Nightof21st22ndJuly
1941

wurdenzurEinheitgefhrt
gegendiedynastischen
Interessendurcheinen
Mann.SiesindzumVolk
gewordengegendie
WnschedesPapstes.

thedynasticinterestsby
aman.Theyhave
becomethepeople
againstthewishesofthe
Pope.

ChristwasanAryan,and
St.Paulusedhis
doctrinetomobilisethe
criminalunderworldand
thusorganisea
protoBolshevism
.

13thDecember1941,
midday

ChristuswareinArier.[30]
AberPaulushatseine
Lehrebenutzt,die
Unterweltzumobilisieren
undeinen
VorBolschewismuszu
organisieren.

[30]Hitlerglaubte,der
menschlicheVaterJesu
seiwieseinerzeitin
Galilabeiunehelichen
Kindernofteinrmischer
Legionrgewesen.
Wenigstensbehaupteteer
dasunsgegenber
aufgrundeinschlgiger
Literaturundaufgrund
einesChristuskopfesaus
dem1.Jahrhundert,den
Mussoliniihm1938
vorfhrteundderdem
AusseheneinesRmers
undnichtdemeinesJuden
entsprach.

ChristwasanAryan.[30]
ButPaulhasusedhis
teachingstomobilizethe
underworldandto
organizea
preBolshevism.

[30]
Hitlerbelievedthat
thehumanfatherof
Jesuswas
asitdidin
Galileewithillegitimate
childrenoftenbeen
a
Romanlegionary
.Atleast
heclaimedtousthebasis
ofrelevantliteratureand
becauseofChristthehead
ofthe1stcentury,the
Mussoliniitsinstrumentsin
1938andwhich
correspondedtothe
appearanceofaRoman
andnotthatofaJew.

TheJewwho
fraudulentlyintroduced
Christianityintothe
ancientworldinorder
toruinit
reopenedthe
samebreachinmodern
times,thistimetakingas
hispretextthesocial
question.It'sthesame
sleightofhandasbefore.
JustasSaulwas

DergleicheJude,der
damalsdasChristentumin
dieantikeWelt
eingeschmuggeltund
diesewunderbareSache
umgebrachthat,erhatnun
wiedereinenschwachen
Punktgefunden:das
angeschlageneGewissen
unsererMitwelt.Es
geschahdasunter

ThesameJewwhothen
smuggledChristianityin
theancientworldand
killedthiswonderful
thing
thathehasagain
foundaweakpoint:the
tarnishedconscienceof
ourcontemporaries.It
happenedunderthe
changeofname,
asat
thattimeofSaulinPaul,

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changedintoSt.Paul,
MardochaibecameKarl
Marx.

17thFebruary1942,
midday

nderungdesNamens,
wiedamalsvonSaulusin
Paulus,soheute
MardochaiinMarx.

sointodayMordecai
Marx
.

Thepapacy
,despite
numerouscrisesthe
gravestofwhich,asit
happens,weresettledby
Germanemperorsand
althoughitisbasedon
a
literallycrazydoctrine
.
Butasanorganisationon
themateriallevel,the
Churchisamagnificent
edifice.

31stMarch1942,at
dinner

DasPapsttum,undzwar
trotzvielerKrisen,wobei
dieernstesten
ausgerechnetdurch
deutscheKaiserbehoben
wordenseien,undtrotz
einerausgesprochen
verrcktengeistigen
Grundlagelediglich
aufgrunddergrandiosen
OrganisationderKirche.

Thepapacy
,despitemany
crises,themostserious
werejustovercomeby
GermanEmperor,andin
spiteof
averycrazy
mentalbasis
only
becauseofthemagnificent
organizationoftheChurch.

Whenonerecollects
furtherthat
theCatholic
Churchhaselevatedto
thestatusofSaintsa
wholenumberof
madmen
,onerealises
whymovementssuchas
thatoftheFlagellants
cameinevitablyinto
existenceintheMiddle
AgesinGermany.

5thJune1942,midday

Dabeiderkatholischen
Kirchenoch
hinzugekommensei,dass
ihrePriesterWahnsinnige
alsHeiligegepriesen
htten,seienBewegungen
wiediederFlagellanten
(Geiler)imdeutschen
Mittelalterunausbleiblich
gewesen.

Asitshouldbeaddedin
the
CatholicChurchthat
priestshavepraised
madmenassaints
movementsarelikethe
flagellants(Geissler)been
inevitableintheGerman
MiddleAges.

WhatisthisGodwho
takespleasureonlyin
seeingmengrovel
beforeHim?
Trytopicture
toyourselvesthemeaning
ofthefollowing,quite
simplestory.Godcreates
theconditionsforsin.Later
onHesucceeds,withthe

WasistdasfreinGott,
dernurWohlgefallenhat,
wenndieMenschensich
vorihmkasteien?Einganz
klares,einfachesBeispiel:
DerliebeGottsetztdie
Voraussetzungfrden
Sndenfall.Nachdemes
mithilfedesTeufelsendlich

WhatkindofaGodwho
takespleasureonly,if
peoplemortifybefore
him?
Averyclear,simple
Example:OurLordisthe
prerequisiteforthefall.
Afteritfinallyworkedusing
thedevil,heemploysa
virgintogivebirthtoa

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helpoftheDevil,in
causingmantosin.Then
Heemploysavirginto
bringintotheworldason
who,byHisdeath,will
redeemhumanity!
Icanimaginepeople
beingenthusiasticabout
theparadiseofMahomet,
butasfortheinsipid
paradiseofthe
Christians!
Inyour
lifetime,youusedtohear
themusicofRichard
Wagner.
Afteryourdeath,
itwillbenothingbut
hallelujahs,thewaving
ofpalms,childrenofan
ageforthe
feedingbottle,andhoary
oldmen
.Themanofthe
islespayshomagetothe
forcesofnature.
But
Christianityisan
inventionofsickbrains:
onecouldimagine
nothingmoresenseless,
noranymoreindecent
wayofturningtheidea
oftheGodheadintoa
mockery.Anegrowith
histabusiscrushingly
superiortothehuman
beingwhoseriously
believesin
Transubstantiation.

13thDecember1941,
midday

geklappthat,bedienter
sicheinerJungfrau,um
einenMenschenzu
gebren,derdurchseinen
ToddieMenschheiterlst.
DerMohammedanismus
knntemichnochfrden
Himmelbegeistern.Aber
wennichmirdenfaden
christlichenHimmel
vorstelle!Dahatman
einenRichardWagnerauf
derErdegehabt,und
drbenhrtmannichtsals
HallelujaundPalmwedeln,
KinderimSuglingsalter
undalteMenschen!Ein
Insulanerverehrt
wenigstensnoch
Naturkrfte.Das
Christentumlehrtdie
Wandlung,dasistdas
Tollste,wasjeein
Menschengehirninseinem
Wahnhervorgebrachthat,
eineVerhhnungvon
allemGttlichen.Ein
NegermitseinemFetisch
istjaeinem,derandas
WunderderWandlung
glaubt,turmhoch
berlegen.

humanbeingfreedbyhis
deathhumanity.
Mohammedanismcould
inspiremetoheavenyet.
ButifIimaginethe
threadChristianheaven!
Sinceyouhavehada
RichardWagneronearth,
and
overonehears
nothingbuthallelujah
andpalmfronds,
childrenininfancyand
oldpeople!
Aislanders
worshipedleastyetnatural
forces.
Christianity
teachesthe
"Conversion,"thatisthe
greatestthingevera
humanbrainhas
producedinhis
madness,divinea
mockeryofeverything.A
Negrowithhisfetishis
indeedonewhobelieves
inthemiracleof
conversion,immensely
superior.

IfthereisaGod
,atthe
sametimeasHegives
manlifeHe
giveshimintelligence.

WenneseinenGottgibt,
danngibternichtnurdas
Leben,sondernauchdie
Erkenntnis.

IfthereisaGod
,thenhe
isnotonlylife,butalsothe
knowledge.

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13thDecember1941,
midday

Buttherehavebeen
humanbeings,inthe
babooncategory,forat
leastthreehundred
thousandyears.
Thereis
lessdistancebetweenthe
manapeandtheordinary
modernmanthanthereis
betweentheordinary
modernmanandaman
likeSchopenhauer.

24thOctober1941,
evening

Menschenvonmindestens
demRangeinesPavian
gibtesaufjedenFallseit
mindestens300000
Jahren.DerMenschenaffe
unterscheidetsichvom
niedrigstehenden
Menschenwenigeralsein
solcherMenschvoneinem
Kopfwiebeispielsweise
Schopenhauer.

Peopleofatleastthe
rankofbaboonsthere
aredefinitelysinceat
least300000yearsago.
Theapediffersfromlow
standingpeoplelessthan
suchapersonfromahead
suchasSchopenhauer.

Fromnowon,onemay
considerthatthereisno
gapbetweentheorganic
andinorganicworlds
.
Recentexperimentsmake
itpossibleforoneto
wonderwhatdistinguishes
livebodiesfrominanimate
matter.
Inthefaceofthis
discovery,theChurch
willbeginbyrisingin
revolt,thenitwill
continuetoteachits
"truths".Onedayfinally,
underthebatteringram
ofscience,dogmawill
collapse.

24thOctober1941,
evening

DieWissenschaftisteben
wiederaneinem
gewaltigenAbschnittder
Frageangelangt,ob
berhauptzwischendem
Organischenunddem
Anorganischeninder
Natureinsubstantieller
Unterschiedbesteht:Man
hatKrpervorsichund
weinicht,sollmansie
zumOrganischenoder
Anorganischenrechnen.
DawirddieKircheerst
schreien,dannhltsiestill
undlehrtdasIhreneben
demanderen.Nebender
gigantischenGewaltder
naturgeschichtlichen
Forschungwirdabereines
TagesdasDogma
verblassen.

Scienceisjustagain
reachedahugesection
ofthequestionwhether
atallbetweenthe
organicandthe
inorganicintheNatureis
asubstantialdifference
:
Ithasbodyinfrontofhim
anddoesnotknow,should
weexpectthemtoorganic
orinorganic.
Sincethe
Churchisshoutingat
first,thenitkeepssilent
andteachesyournext
one.Inadditiontothe
giganticpowerofthe
naturalhistoryresearch
butwillfadethedogma
someday.

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EvidencefromtheCatholicChurch

InthecenturyleadinguptoVaticanII(196265)manyliberalheresieswerebeing
spreadagainstthedogma:OutsidetheCatholicChurchthereisnosalvation.Itisalso
importanttokeepinmindthattheBlessedVirginMarypredictedatFatimain1917that
therewouldbeasecondworldwar:

The
war
isgoingtoend.ButiftheydonotstopoffendingGod,
anotherandworse
war
willbegininthereignofPiusXI.Whenyoushallseeanightilluminatedbyan
unknownlight,knowthatitisagreatsignthatGodgivesyouthat
Heisgoingto
punishtheworldforitscrimesbymeansofwar,ofhunger,andofpersecutionof
theChurchandoftheHolyFather
.
TopreventthisIcometoaskthe
consecrationofRussia
tomyImmaculateHeartandtheCommunionofreparationon
thefirstSaturdays...
(http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/catholicchurch/consecrationrussiafatimalu
cy/#.VXsTOI70k0)

ObviouslyHitlerwasinstrumentalinbringingaboutandcontinuingworldwarII,thewar
ourLadyprophesiedwouldoccur.ForallthefactspertainingtotheGreatApostasy
predictedintheBibleandbyourLady,aswellasthecriticalinformationneededtosave
yoursoul,pleasegoto

www.vaticancatholic.com
.

Thebook,
ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich
isacompilationof
documents(fromananonymoussource)ofmanyspeeches,articles,lawsandevents
thatoccurredduringthereignofHitlerupuntil1941(whenitwaspublished).
Unfortunately,itisnotfreefromthetaintofliberalismmentionedabove.Forexample,it
statesattheendofthepreface:

WepurposelylimitourselvesheretoatreatmentofthepersecutionoftheCatholic
Church.ThebattleindefenceoftheEvangelicalChurch,
conductedinsomepartsin
amannertrulyheroic
particularlybythebodyknownastheConfessionalChurch
deservesaseparatetreatment.

ACatholicwouldneverdescribeaProtestantasheroic.ItimpliesthatProtestantscan
besaved,sincetheSaintsaredescribedashaving'heroicvirtue'.Anotherexampleof
suchliberalism(notfromthisbook)isfromaseriesofsermonsgivenduringAdvent
1933byCardinalFaulhaber:

CardinalFaulhaber,
Judaism,ChristianityandGermany
,AdventSermonsof1933,
TheReligiousValuesoftheOldTestamentandtheirFulfilmentinChristianity:
ThereforetheantiMosesmovementdoesnotaffectusCatholicssovitallyas
our
separatedbrethren
,whoregardtheBibleasthesolefoundationoftheirfaith.To
these
separatedbrethren
westretchforthourhandtomakecommoncausewiththemin
defenceofthesacredbooksoftheOldTestament,sothatwemaysavethemforthe

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GermannationandpreservethisprecioustreasuryofdoctrinefortheChristian
schools.

CardinalFaulhaber,
Judaism,ChristianityandGermany
,AdventSermonsof1933,
TheCornerstonebetweenJudaismandChristianity:
Ourseparatedbrethren
donot
kneelwithusattheCommunionrail.ButtomeditatewithfaithontheHolyGospelisto
enterintospiritualcommunionwithourLordandSaviour.

CardinalFaulhaberwasconsideredsomewhatoutspokenagainsttheNaziregime,
howeverthisdoesnotexcusehisgoingtoofartheotherwaybyholdingJews(orany
othernonCatholics)tobebrothersorinspiritualcommunionwithourLordand
Saviourandthuscommittingapostasy.Incidentally,CardinalFaulhaberordained
JosephRatzinger,AntipopeBenedictXVI.See:TheHeresiesofBenedictXVI
http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/catholicchurch/antipopebenedictxvi/#.VXsd
6k7iuk0

Hereareanumberofquotesfromthebook,
ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchin
theThirdReich
whichaddweighttothefactthatHitlerwasaheretic.IfHitlerwasa
Catholic,assomefalsetraditionalistsassert,thentherewouldnothavebeena
persecutionagainsttheCatholicChurchinGermanyduringhisreign.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurch

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part1,
Chap.1,EvidencefromtheVatican,p.8:InhisChristmasallocutionof1937
thePope
,
withaseverityhehadnothithertoemployed,
pilloriedthepersecutionoftheChurch
inGermany
.Forsometimepast,hesaid,factshavebeenmisrepresented,made
subjectsofliesanddistortion.Thisappliesparticularlytoafactthatisasgreatinits
geographicalextensionasinitsmoralgravityandseriousness.
Itwastothevery
grievousandpainfulfactofthereligiouspersecutioninGermanythattheHoly
Fatherwishedtorefer
for,ashesaidhimself,wewishtocallthingsbytheirright
names.ItshallnotbesaidofUs,inthewordsofanancienthistorian,thatWehave
forgottentherealnamesofthings.No,thankGod,Wehavenotforgottenhowto
describethingsastheytrulyare,andWeintendtodoso.
InGermanythereexistsin
verytruthareligiouspersecution.
Foraconsiderabletimeeffortshavebeenmadeto
makemenbelievethattherewasnopersecution.Butitisknownthatthereissucha
persecutionandthatitisaheavyone.Indeed,
seldomhastherebeenapersecution
soheavy,soterrifying,sogrievousandlamentableinitsfarreachingeffects.
Itis
apersecutionthatsparesneitherforcenoroppressionnorthreats,noreventhe
subterfugeofintrigueandthefabricationoffalsefacts.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part1,
Chap.1,EvidencefromtheVatican,p.9:
ItwasmaintainedthattheCatholicreligion
wasnolongerCatholicbutpolitical
.Thisservedasapretextforpersecution,as
thoughtherewerereallynopersecution,butonlymeasurestaken,sotospeak,in

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defenceofpropercivilorder.
ItwasinjustthiswaythattheyaccusedChristbefore
Pilateasapoliticaldisturber,ausurper,aplotteragainstthetemporalpower,
anenemyoftheEmperor
.ToPilate'squestionChristmadeanswer:Mykingdomis
notofthisworld.TheHolyFather[PopePiusXI]proclaimedtothewholeworld:

Wedonotengageinpolitics
.Quitethecontrary,indeedfor
ifWewereengagedin
politics
,OurpeopleandWehaveonepeoplethroughouttheentireworld
Our
faithfulsonswouldcometoOurhelp
...NoneofthesesonsofOurs,scatteredas
theyareoverthewholefaceoftheearth,believesthatWeareengagedinpolitics,but
theycanallseeandtestifyagainandagainthat
itisreligionwithwhichWeare
concerned,andnothingelse
.Certainlyitmustbemaintainedthattheordinarycitizen
mustconducttheaffairsofhisownlifeinaccordancewiththelawsofGod.Isthat
religionorisitpolitics?Certainlynotpolitics!But
Wewishthatineverydaylife,both
individualandsocial,considerationshouldbegiventotherightsofGod,which
arealsotherightsofsouls
.ThatiswhatWehavedone,andthatalone:thosewho
thinkandsayotherwise,offendagainstthetruth.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part1,
Chap.2,EvidencefromtheGermanHierarchy,p.3033:Undoubtedlythemost
importantdocumentoftheyearregardingthepersecutionoftheChurchinGermanyis
th
the
CombinedPastoralofthebishopsatFulda,issuedonAugust19
,1938
...The
introductiontothedocumentbyitselfgivesoneagooddealofinsightintotheconditions
obtaining......Theyaretryingtorestrictusoneveryside,tobleedourCatholiclifeto
death.Yea,more
theyaimatthecompleteoverthrowoftheCatholicChurchon
Germansoil,andevenattheentireeliminationofChristianity
ofwhateversort,and
theintroduction
initsplaceofaformofbeliefwhichisutterlyalientothetruefaith
inGod
andbeliefinafuturelife...Butthatispreciselywhattheyarestrivingforinso
manyquartersatpresent,andalwayswithoutcheckbyanybody
thecomplete
annihilationoftheCatholicFaithinGermany
...theirideologicalaimisnoneother
than
thedestructionofGermanCatholicism
...notafewamongtheGermanpeople
aretryingtounderminetheChristianFaithastheenemyofthepeople,andwith
purposeful,relentlessdestruction
toannihilateitentirely
...Butforher[Christiantruth],
shortindeedwillbethesilenceofthegrave,andshewillriseagainandgazeintriumph
atthetombmendugforherandsealedoverher,andatthesilentgravesofher
enemies,closedforever...
TheyseektobanishtheChristianGod,andtosetupa
GermanGodinHisplace
.

TheAttemptedExterminationoftheCatholicChurch

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part1,
Chap.2,EvidencefromtheGermanHierarchy,p.16:BishopWilhelmofOsnabruck...
aboutthewarontheChurchinGermanyinasermononNewYear'sEve:OurFaithis
notbuiltonsagasandmyths,butontheinfalliblerevelationofGod...Whatthencanit
meanwhen
awarofexterminationisundertakenagainstthisChristianfaith
in

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God,when
itissoughttotearitoutoftheheartsoftheyounginorderto
substituteforitanew,aGermanicbeliefinGod
?

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part1,
Chap.2,EvidencefromtheGermanHierarchy,p.2728:Asifwithonevoice,the
LentenPastoralsof1938protestagainstthereligiouspersecution...weread:...Indeed,
ahighlyplacedandinfluentialPartyspeakerofNationalSocialismopenly
declaredafewmonthsbackthatChristianitynolongerhadanysignificancefor
thepresentandfutureoftheGermannation
!Truly,whensuchopinionsareopenly
expressedinGermanyandevenurgedbyindividualsinpositionsofauthority,itmustbe
admittedthat
theHolyFatherdidbutexpressthesadtruthwhenHespokeinthe
springofawarofexterminationagainsttheChurch,andatChristmasofa
religiouspersecutioninGermany
.

TheEvilSpiritofNationalSocialism

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part1,
Chap.2,EvidencefromtheGermanHierarchy,p.24,ArchbishopGroberofFreiburg,
NewYearPastoral,1937:
Hemustbecompletelyoutoftouchwithreality,orblind
ordeafordeludedinsomeway,whowouldventuretomaintainthatpeacereigns
intheChurcheverywhereinGermany
,andthatChristianityandtheCatholicChurch
everywhereenjoyequalrespect,freedomandlibertyofactionwiththeiropponents...
Moreover,
theprotagonistsofthisnewKulturkampf
carryontheiractivitieswith
increasingopennessanddiminishingprudence,andaredisclosingtheirultimateaims
withevergreaterclearnessandboldness:theyeven
revealtotheirhearersand
readersoncertainoccasionstheactualdatebywhichtheyhopetoachievea
decisiveandlastingvictoryoverChristianityandtheChurch
...IstheCatholic
Church...toberepeatedly(ifsometimescovertly)brandedasPublicEnemyNo.2,and
treatedastheswornassociateofBolshevism?...
IsthespiritofJuliantheApostate,
whosefoolhardinessbroughtsuchswiftretribution,togainanunholyvictory
hereinGermany
?Isthatspirittoprevail,whichseeksbymeansofrestriction,
oppressionanddefamationtodestroyinafewyearsallthathundredsofgenerationsof
ChristianGermanshavereverencedandheldsacred,andallthatbytheinspirationof
theirChristianfaiththeyhaveachievedfortheircountryandtheirpeopleinculture,art
andscience?

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part1,
Chap.2,EvidencefromtheGermanHierarchy,p.24:Atthebeginningofthesummerof
1937,BishopGalenofMunsterpreachedastrikingsermonofnearlytwohours'duration
on
themanifoldviolationsoftheConcordat
.Hereferredtotheillegaldissolutionof
ChurchorganisationsandconfiscationoftheirpropertyexpulsionoftheSistersof
Mercyfromtheschools,hospitalsandothercharitableinstitutionssuppressionof
denominationalschoolsrestrictionofreligiousinstructionvetoonvisitationofschools
byChurchauthoritiesexpulsionofCatholicteachersfromdenominationalschools,etc.
Allthat,andmuchelsethatisin
contradictiontotheConcordat
withtheReich,is

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knowntoallofus...AndthePopeknowsittoo!Shouldhethereforeremainsilent?...
rd
Andnow,inalettertotheGermanbishopsofMarch23
,1937,
theReichMinisterfor
EcclesiasticalAffairsdeclares:ThePapalEncyclicalisingrosscontradictionto
thespiritoftheConcordat
.TheConcordatwiththeReichdoesnotgiveanywarrant
forprocedureofthiskind.Consequently,inaccordancewithArticle16oftheConcordat
th
ofJuly20
,1933,
thebishopsandotherordinariesareforbiddentoprintor
duplicateordistributetheEncyclicalinanyform
.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.3,TheDestructionoftheCatholicYouthAssociations,p.83:Tothefactthatthe
rulingpartyintheThirdReichintendedtobringupGermanyouthin
aconsciously
th
antiChristianspirit
BaldurvonSchirach,theReichYouthLeader...November5
,
1943:
Rosenberg'swayisthewayofGermanyouth.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.4,TheDestructionoftheCatholicSecondarySchools,p.132:InMay,1936,
StateCouncillorBoeppleoftheBavarianMinistryofEducationinaspeechbefore5,000
menandwomenteachers,declaredthat,
of1,600teachingpostsheldbynuns,600
wouldbehandedovertolayteachersduringthecomingyear
.Itwasabsolutely
necessarytotransferallconventualteachingintolayhands,sincetheStatemustbe
abletoexerciseacentralisedcontroloverallitseducationalaffairs...
TheNational
SocialistStatewantsaschool,ayouth,andaformofeducationinharmonywith
theNationalSocialistspirit.Forthisreasonitcannolongerentrustthecareof
StatepublicelementaryschoolstoReligiousOrders
.Evenifincertainisolated
casesconventteacherswerewillingtoteachtheirpupilsinthespiritofNational
Socialism,yetexperiencehasshownthatconventschoolsingeneralarenotabletodo
justice,intheinstructiontheygive,tothebasicrequirementsofthenewStateortothe
neweducationalaimsithasadopted.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.4,TheDestructionoftheCatholicSecondarySchools,p.137:Wereproduce
herealettersentbytheRegionalEducationalCouncilofSalzburgtotheauthoritiesof
theBorromaeumprivateGymnasiumatSt.RupertnearBischofshofen,whichshows
howthoroughtheNaziswereintheirworkofdestroyingtheCatholicschools
:

[
Urgent.
]
REGIONALEDUCATIONALAUTHORITYOFSALZBURG
Number
:7339/38L.Sch.R.
SALZBURG.
st
October
21
,1938.
Subject
:
ClosingoftheDenominationalSchoolsandBoardingSchools
.
TotheDirectorsoftheBorromeanPrivateGymnasium,St.Rupert,nearBischofshofen

Inconsiderationofthevariouseventswhichhaveoccurredinrecenttimes,andbearing
inmind
thenecessityofeducatingthewholeofyouthintheNationalSocialist

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spirit
,theMinisterforInternalandCulturalAffairs,inhisdecreeZ1IV2a38211aof
th
October17
,1938,has
orderedtheclosing,withimmediateeffect,ofall
denominationalprivateschools
(whetherpubliclyrecognisedornot)belongingtothe
elementaryschoolscheme,secondaryschools(seniorschools),trainingcollegesfor
menorwomenteachers,commercialandindustrialschools,includingschoolsof
domesticeconomyandprofessionalschoolsforwomen...

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.5,TheDestructionoftheCatholicElementarySchools,p.146:MinisterofState
rd
AdolfWagner...January23
,1937:Thereis
notaskmoreimportant
forthePartyand
theStatethan
theeducationofyouthinthespiritoftheNationalSocialist
ideology
...

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.5,TheDestructionoftheCatholicElementarySchools,p.157:FromtheNazi
SchwarzeKorpswelearnthatinthedistrictofDachauacertainBaronessvon
Gumppenberggavethefollowingreasonsforvotingattheelectioninfavourofthe
denominationalschools:

Icastmyvote
againstthecommunityschool
:
(i)
becauseIamaRomanCatholic,andthereforedonotwishmychildrentobe
broughtupinthespiritofneopaganism
,sincefromthisspiritandoutlookitisbuta
shortsteptocompleteculturalBolshevism
(ii)onaccountofmynationalandthoroughlyGermanattitude,forIcannotandwillnot
contributebysuchasteptothefulfillmentofademandwhichtheCommunistshave
beenmakingforyears.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.6,ReligiousInstruction,p.178179:Asearlyas
1937theGermanfaith
movementhadorganisedakindofpaganreligiousteachingandhadsetupa
socalledfaithinstructionintheschools
...Asanindicationofthegenerallinesof
thisteaching,aplanofthesubjectmatterwasputtogetherwithanintroductionsigned
byDr.ErichKeller,andtothistheMinistryofEducation,DepartmentfortheElementary
Schools,hasgiven
officialsupport
inthatithasdirectedthatthisoutlinemaybeput
intothehandsofsuchteachersonlyascanbeguaranteedreliableintheirideological
outlook,and,eventhen,theymayhaveitonlywhereitisnecessaryandbywayofa
loan.
Itisforbiddentomakeacopyoftheschemeortoletitfallintootherhands.
TheinstructionistobeconsciouslyarrangedinanantiChristiansense
...The
sixthyearbringssomethingmore:...KaiserandPopeLutherasaGermanchampion
againstRomeGermanssenttothestakeashereticsandwitchesbytheChurch...As
anoutlineofthesubjectswhichtheseventhyearscholarshavetohandle,thefollowing
aresuggested:RelationswithotherPowers:AttitudetoChristianity,...theOriginof
ChristianityandtheChurch,...
PoliticalCatholicism
,...TheInquisition,...The
eighthyearclasseshavethefollowingsubjectstoworkupon:
TheMovementHostile

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totheGermanSpirit
:Jesuits,theCentreParty,...CatholicActionanditsCamouflage
intheThirdReich,...
ChampionsoftheGermanSpirit(Rosenberg,Ludendorff)
...

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.8,SundryApostolicWorks,p.223:
Inordertokeepcheckonpeoplemaking
retreats
,andaboveallinordertobringpressuretobearonCivilServantsand
employees,thereappearedinJuly,1937,
adecreeofHimmler
,theReich
CommissioneroftheGermanPolice,whichenactedthat
thosewhowenttoRetreat
Houses,conventsorhousesofreligiousorderstotakepartinretreatsmustbe
reportedtothelocalpoliceauthoritieswithintwentyfourhoursoftheirarrival
.
TheChurch,quitejustifiably,regardedthisoppressivemeasureasadevicetodeter
menfrommakingretreats,andthepresidentoftheFuldaConferenceofBishops,
CardinalBertram,appealedtotheChiefoftheGermanpolicetorepealthedecree,but
invain.
Suchisthespiritofthenewregime
,andweknowcasesofmenwhohadto
endurethemost
brutalbullying
fromtheirNationalSocialistfellowworkmenforhaving
takenpartinadayofrecollectionintheirparish.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.2,OccupationalOrganisationsandtheirPublications,p.363:TheSilesian
Educator,theperiodicaloftheNationalSocialistTeachers'UnionofSilesia,published
onSeptember5th,1937,aspecialnumber,ReligiousEducationintheSchools.The
articlesinthisnumberdealinaverysignificantwaywith
theplacewhichreligious
instructionoccupiesintheGermanschools
andwiththedutiesofteachersinregard
totheideologicaleducationofchildren...Ateachercannotsimplysay:Thereareno
newregulations,textbooksorcurriculaasyet,sotheoldregulationsstillapplyforus.
Suchathingisimpossible.Weknowthat
themajorityofteachersnowadays,
inspiredbythefeelingoftheirpersonalresponsibilitytothepeople,instructand
educatethechildrenentrustedtothemintheNationalSocialistspirit
without
heedingtheantiquatedregulationsandprescriptions.Thisfeelingofpersonal
responsibilitytowardsthechildrenofourpeoplemustalsospurontheNationalSocialist
teachertoacquireforhimself
thenecessaryclarityofideasinthereligiousfield
...
WecannotrestsatisfiedwithhandingovertotheChurchestheresponsibilityforthe
wayinwhichreligiouseducationisgivenintheschools...becausesomeofthese
groupsadvocateandteachideaswhichmustbeconsideredtodaytobedisruptiveand
dangeroustotheunityoftheState.
ItisnottheChurches,northeclergyofany
denominationwhatsoever,whoareresponsiblefortheeducationofouryouthin
theschools
,butweGermanteachers,andwealone,bearthisresponsibilitytothe
Stateandtothepeople,toourconsciencesandalsotoGod.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.6,AttacksonCatholicFaithandPractices,p.437:DuringSeptemberand
October,1936,theSAMannissuedaseriesofarticlesonfaith,Whatismeantby
Faith?...
HencewemustspeakofaNationalSocialistfaith...NationalSocialist
ideologyproclaimsthatbody,soulandspiritareoneunity
thatistosay,thereis

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butonelife,alifeconcernedpurelywiththeHereandNow,notwithsomething
Beyond...

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.8,TheErsatz[Replacement]Religion,p.479:IntheThirdReichtheChristian
religionisbeingrelentlesslydestroyed
Christianideasarebeingoustedbythe
thoroughlypaganconceptionswhichNationalSocialistsproclaimaboutGod,
Man,theuniverse,andtheeternityanddivinityofBloodandRace
.Thisisnot
destructionmerelyfordestruction'ssake,buttoleavethefieldclearforsomethingelse,
somethingpositivethatwillfurnishidealsinconformitywith
thespiritofthenew
Germany.
...anewreligiousmentalityisbeingadvocated,
aliturgicallanguage
ofits
ownisbeingintroduced,andthe
Christiansacramentsandsymbolsarebeing
replacedbypaganceremonies,symbols,andservices
.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.8,TheErsatz[Replacement]Religion,p.505:InDecember,1936,thelocal
NationalSocialistLeaderofSohlingenNordsubmittedtotheTownCouncilofSohlingen
amotiontoreformtheCivilMarriageCeremony......
itis...possibletosurroundthe
prescribedlegalactwithacertainsolemnity
.Asitfrequentlyhappensthatparties
omitthecclesiasticalmarriage,weshoulddoallinourpowerto
transformthecivil
marriageintoasolemnNationalSocialistceremony
,sincemarriageisofsuch
tremendousimportanceintheNationalSocialistState.Whatthiscertainsolemnityis
likecanbeseenfromtheDurchburch[April15th,1937],whichpublishedthefollowing
accountbyaneyewitnessoftheConsecrationofMarriage...accordingtotheNS
NeopaganRite...The
ConsecrationofMarriage
tookplaceintheimposinghallof
theCastle,andwas
performedexclusivelyinthespiritandaccordingtotheriteof
NationalSocialism
.Oneithersideofthehallwereseatedthe
clans
ofthe
bridegroomandthebride,andbetweenthemtheweddingceremonywascelebrated.It
wasinauguratedby
fanfaresanddrumsoftheJungvolk
then,totheaccompaniment
ofmarchesplayedbytheBandoftheCastle,the
standardbearersescortedby
guards
marchedthroughthehallintotheadjoining
RoomofHonour.Themarriage
wasperformedbyDr.Breuer,MayorofGemund.AdolfHitler'sBook,MeinKampf,
waspresentedasagifttothenewlymarriedcouple.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.8,TheErsatz[Replacement]Religion,p.510:...
Dr.Gross,directorof
DepartmentofRacialPolicy
oftheGermanNationalSocialistWorkers'Party,
demandsthatdogmasshouldbeputintheirrightplaceandsubordinatedtothe
Race
,thesupremevalue.Hewrites:...
theracialprinciple,shouldbekept
absolutelyinviolate
initsentirety.
Ifyoudonotlikethat
,ifitisnotinharmonywith
yourforms,lawsanddogmas,well,
changeyourforms,lawsanddogmas
untilthey
fitlifeasitis...Weshallneverceasetoproclaimthatcultureandspirit,art,learningand
science...areandhavetobebasedanddependentonRaceandBlood.[Fuhrerblatter
derHJ,editionDJ,June,1936,p.9ff.]

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AlfredRosenberg,HeadofNaziIdeology

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part1,
Chap.2,EvidencefromtheGermanHierarchy,p.29:CardinalFaulhaberofMunich...
dealtwiththeaccusationthattheChurchwaspursuingpoliticalaims.
Anypoliceman,
hesaid,coulddecidewhatwasorwasnotpoliticalCatholicism,whilethePope
andthebishopswereexcludedfromanydiscussionofthematter
.Wehadtobe
carefulnottofallintothemistakeofbelievingthat,after1,000yearsofChristian
tradition,anyfuturewaspossibleforGermanywithoutChristianity.TheCardinalwas
convincedthatthenationwouldnotacceptRosenberg'sMythinplaceoftheGospelor
takeastoneinsteadofbread.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.4,TheDestructionoftheCatholicSecondarySchools,p.124:November29th
[1936]...PastoralofBishopofMunster...
AlfredRosenberg,whosebook,
condemnedbytheChurch
thoughitis,isstillforceduponthosewhoattend
LeadershipCoursesandTrainingCampsasindispensablefortherightunderstanding
ofNationalSocialistidealsandoutlook,
expresslydemandsthesubstitutionofother
symbolsforthecrossesrepresentingtheCrucifixionofChristinthechurches
andvillagestreets.
Yes,Rosenbergmakeshisintentionsquiteclear:
AGerman
ChurchwillgraduallyreplacerepresentationsoftheCrucifixion
initschurchesby
representationsoftheSpiritofFire,oftheHeroicinthehighestsense.[Mythusp.616]
Soitistocomeaboutgradually!Weunderstandperfectlywell.Andisitnowthatitis
tobegin?TheCrossmustgo,firstofallintheschools,sothatthechildrenmaybid
farewelltotheimageofChrist.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.6,ReligiousInstruction,p.173174:
Thoseinauthorityhaveoftendeclared
theirintentiontopermeateyouththroughandthroughwiththeNaziideology
.
Thisideologyistobenotmerelyasubjectofinstruction,but
theveryprincipleof
instruction
.Weshouldbequotewrongwerewetoconceiveofthenewcommunity
schoolasofaschoolinwhichreligionwasmerelyaneutralfactorinthemannerofthe
oldundenominationalschools...Acharacterisation...wasgiveninhisnewspaper,
WeltanschauungundSchule,asfarbackas1935by
ProfessorBaumler,Chief
SectionalDirectorinRosenberg'sdepartment
,underwhosechargeisthewhole
ideologicaleducationofPartymembers.He
declaredthatthecommunityschoolwas
nomereundenominationalschool
,becauseitwasnomoreamereStateschool.
It
wasratheranideologicalschool,aschooloftheNationalSocialistcreed
.In1939
atoneofthejubileecelebrationsoftheNationalSocialistTeachers'Unionthefollowing
wasstressedamongitsguidingprinciples:
NationalSocialismhas
notdissolvedthe
denominationalschoolsinordertosecularisethem:ithas
turnedthemintoschools
professingthecreedofNationalSocialism
.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.9,TheRefusalofLegalProtectionfortheCatholicChurch,p.241:
Theenmity,

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however,againsttheCatholicChurchwhichragedundisturbedintheThirdReich
didnotconfineitselftoattacksonpresbyteriesandYouthhousesandtotheplastering
ofbillsonthewallsofchurchesandprivatehouses,but
ledtoatrocitiesand
desecrationswhichare,perhaps,uniqueoftheirkind
.Certainlyinnoothercountry
wouldtheyhavebeenpossibleexceptBolshevikRussia.
From1935onwardsthings
whichtheCatholicholdssacredchapels,crucifixes,picturesofOurLadyandof
thesaintsweredesecratedanddestroyed.Theseatrocitiesreveal
agreatdeal:
theutterinabilitytoobtainlegalredressofmorethanthirtymillionCatholics,whowere
forcedtoputupwiththemostoutrageousinsultsfromsmallgroupsofneopagansand
fanaticalNazisthepowerlessness,orworse,theactivesympathywithwrongdoersof
thosewhosedutyitwastoenforcethelaw,butwhodidnothingattalland
the
coarsenessandbrutalityandappallinghatredofreligiongeneratedbythevulgar
antiChristianpropagandadisseminatedunderthedirectionofAlfredRosenberg
amongtheGermanpeopleinthousandsofmeetings,writings,speeches,training
camps,etc.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.10,AttacksontheHonouroftheChurch,p.276277:
ReichLeaderAlfred
Rosenberg
:

...thevalueofareligiousdenominationisjustitscapacityforadvancingand
strengtheningthenoblestvaluesofanation,and
nothingelse
.[InErfurt,June,1935.
Cf.Koln.Volkztg.,No.153,June3rd,1935.]

ThelawsoftheevolutionoftheBlood
werenotdiscoveredbytheCouncilsofthe
Church,butbythekeeneyedandreverentresearchesofgoodEuropeanswhomthese
veryChurchesthreatenedwithdeath...
theracetheory
...preachers,theyarenot
competenttopassjudgementonit...
Todaypeoplecannotbeintimidatedas
effectivelyasintimespastbytheideaofeternalpunishmentinthenextlife
...[At
theDiscussiononCivilisationoftheNurnbergPartyCongress,1936]

Iamabsolutelyclearinmyownmind,andIthinkIcanspeakfortheFuhreras
well,thatboththeCatholicChurchandtheEvangelicalConfessionalChurch,as
theyexistatpresent,mustvanishfromthelifeofourpeople.
[Inanunpublished
speechattheGermanCultureDiscussion,NurnbergPartyCongress,1938.]

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.9,TheRefusalofLegalProtectionfortheCatholicChurch,p.277278:...
Alfred
RosenbergspokeonMarch31st,1939,inTroppau
.Themainpointsofhisspeech
were:Marxism,JewsandtheChurch...Rosenbergconcludeswiththewords:Wehave
avisionofaReich,inwhicheverytownandvillageshallhaveits
communityhouse
,
where
onSundaystheyoungpeopleoftownandcountrywillmeet
fromwhose
belfriestherewillringforththepealsthatwillcallallGermanstogether.Weknowthatin
thisReichthatwehaveinmindthewholeGermannationswillwenditswayto
Nurnberg,whereGermanyouthwillvieinsportwithGermanyouthasinthedaysof

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yore,where
inthisCongressHallallwillbegatheredtogetherasinaGerman
Cathedral
theretodebatethequestionsofGermandestinyandtogathernewstrength
forthefuture.Andweknowthattherewillbeaboveall
thegravesofourmartyrsto
whichonfixeddaysthenationwillmakeitspilgrimage
.Ofthatmartyrdomthe
EternalWatchinMunichwillbetheemblemandoveralltherewillflytheflagsof
victoriesmightierthaneverbefore,as
symbolsofanewlifeandaneworder
.Ifwe
devoteourselvestotheserviceofourcountry,toaffirmthedestinyofthisera,thenwe
havetherighttofeelthatwearethestandardbearersofthegreatestepochin
Germany'shistory.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.1,ThePartyOrganisationsandtheirPublications,p.330331:Amoreserious
publicationistheNationalsozialistischeMonatshefte,thechiefpoliticalandcultural
monthlyorganoftheGermanNationalSocialistWorkers'Party,
editorAlfred
Rosenberg.Anarticle
[No.69,December,1935c.alsoNo.72,March,1936],
Ernst
Haeckel,aPioneerofBiologicalNationalThinking,fullyapprovesofHaeckel's
outlookonlifewhichisdiametricallyopposedtoChristianity
.Speakingof
Ernst
Haeckel'simportance
forthebiologicalmentalityofthepresentdayandourmodern
wayofviewingorganicrelationswithinacommunity,itmustbeallowedthathisattitude
towardsman,man'snatureandman'soriginareof
fundamentalimportance.An
answertothe'questionofallquestions'ofman'snatureandoriginisgiveninthe
doctrineofevolutionitself
.Thearticlegoesontospeakof
theinsecurityofthe
Church'sdogmaticsystem
oftheideologicalstruggleforbiologicalthinkingwhichis
goingonintheentireGermanyouthwithoneendinviewviz.,
theintellectual
emancipationfromallelementsofclericalism
whicharealientoourraceandourlife
andhavenoshareintheaspirationsofournation.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.1,ThePartyOrganisationsandtheirPublications,p.348349:
TheTraininginthe
Ordensburgen(NationalTrainingCentres)andintheAdolfHitlerSchools
...
Duringthefouryearsinthesecastlestheretakesplacethelastsiftingoutfor
theapex
ofthepyramid,theHoheSchule
.Ineachofthecastlesanucleusof140menis
chosen,eachofwhomhasalreadyoccupiedduringhistrainingapositionofleadership
inthelowerbranchesoftheParty.Finally,theflowerofthiscadreischosentoreceive
thefinalpolishattheHoheSchuleestablishedontheChiemseeinUpperBavaria.
In
this,thehighesttraininginstituteoftheGermanNationalSocialistWorkers'
Party,itisAlfredRosenbergwhointhelastresortsupervisestheprocessof
ideologicalformation
...ThissystemismeanttosetitsstamponthenewNational
Socialistmanthatitturnsout.Hehastobeatoncea
soldierandapreacher
,andso
theGermanNationalSocialistWorkers'Partyconceivesitsobeitsmostsolemndutyto
createasortof
Order
whosechieftaskitis
topropagatethenewreligion
,for,more
andmore,thatiswhatNationalSocialismshowsitselftobe.Thedangerthatarises
fromthisquarterismuchgreaterthananyarisingfromexternalpersecution.
This
intensiveKulturkampfistheonewhichistrulydangerous
.Wehavetreated
aboveof
thespirit
thatprevailsintheAdolfHitlerSchools.

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ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.2,OccupationalOrganisationsandtheirPublications,p.364:AtaFortnightly
TrainingCampthattookplaceatthebeginningofSeptember,1935,inatowninCentral
Germany,the
headoftheDistrictTrainingDepartment
gaveventtothefollowing
views:
NationalSocialismisanideology,andthatideologyistobefoundin
Rosenberg's'MythoftheTwentiethCentury.'...Peoplewhodonotpossessour
faith,orcannotpossessitonaccountoftheirracialinferiority,mustbe
eliminated,aprocesswhichinpartisalreadybeingeffectedbysterilisation
...He
thenwenton:Afightwiththedenominationshasgottocome,no,ofcourse,afight
withweapons,forthedenominationswilldieinanycase...Hekeptonemphasisingthat
thesethoughtswerenothispersonalopinions,butrepresented
theofficialattitudeof
thePartyandtheFuhrer
.(Theseheadsoftrainingdepartmentsarepersonallytrained
incampsbytheleadingmenoftheParty).
Itwasquiteclear,assertedthespeaker,
thattheFuhrerstoodbehindRosenberg,forhehadentrustedtohimthe
ideologicaltrainingoftheParty
.Itwasoftenpermissiblenottotellthewholetruthto
amanwhowasgrievouslyilllesthiswilltolivebedestroyed.Thepeoplewerenotyet
sufficentlymatureforthenewideologyandwouldhardlysurviveareligiouswar.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.3,OrganisationsforYouthandtheirPublications,p.371:OnNovember5,1934,
BaldurvonSchirach,
SupremeLeaderoftheHitlerYouth
,declaredinanaddressin
Berlin:
Rosenberg'swayisthewayoftheGermanYouth.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.3,OrganisationsforYouthandtheirPublications,p.373:Inthemeetingplaceof
aHitlerYouthgroupinBaden
twocandleswerekeptlitbeforeapictureof
Rosenberg
,thewholearrangementbeingregardedas
ashrine
.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.3,OrganisationsforYouthandtheirPublications,p.389:CatholicParish
MagazineofCologne[February17th,1935]...Nietzsche,Goethe,BaldurvonSchirach
and,ofcourse,
Rosenbergwithhisninemillionhereticsburntareextolledasthe
heraldsoftheRevival
.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.4,OfficialSupportLenttoOtherAttacksontheChurch,p.401403:
Support
giventotheworksofRosenberg:OnFebruary7th,AlfredRosenberg'sTheMyth
oftheTwentiethCenturywasofficiallyincludedintheIndexofForbiddenBooks
bythePope
...officialrepliesconstantlystatedthatthecontentsofRosenberg'sbooks
weretheoutcomeoftheauthor'sprivateinvestigations,ashehimself,intheprefaceto
the'Myth,'hadexpresslystated.Thathiswritingswere,nevertheless,deliberate
propagandaappearsclearlyinthelightofthefollowingfacts:

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1.Rosenbergwritesnotasaprivateindividual,butasone
speciallycommissionedby
theFuhrertobetheideologicalpedagogue
,theofficialprofessorofpoliticsand
philosophyforthePartyand,byvirtueoftheParty'skeypositioninGermany,forall
responsibleGermancitizens.Evenhisprivatefindingsnecessarilyreceiveaspecial
authorityandhowcananyGermancitizendistinguishclearlybetweenwhatheputs
forwardasaprivateinvestigatorandwhatheprofessesastheeducationaldeputyofthe
Fuhrer?
2.Incountlessspeechesdeliveredattrainingcourses,etc.,inhisofficialcapacity
RosenbergputsforwardpreciselythesameviewsasheholdsintheMyth.
3.AttheReichPartyCongressheldin
Nurnbergin1937,HerrHitlerpublicly
distinguishedRosenbergashisDeputyfortheIdeologicalInstructionoftheParty
bymakinghimthefirstrecipientofthenewStatePrizeforArtandScience.Theofficial
documentaccompanyingthisawardexpressly
praisesRosenbergasthepersonwho
hasinascientificandpenetratingmannerlaidthefirmfoundationforan
understandingoftheideologicalbasesofNationalSocialism
.Thiscanonlymean
thatRosenbergisregardedinthehighestquartersasonewhoseworks,ofwhichthe
Mythisthemostoutstanding,expoundtheideologyofNationalSocialism,andnot
merelyprivatespeculations.
4.Rosenberg'sbooksareencouragedby
profuserecognitioninNaziParty
speculations
.
5.
ThewholeNazipressseekstopropagatetheMythandotherworksby
Rosenberg
.Thus,forexample,theTrainingLetterforMay,1935,recommendshisAn
dieDunkelmanner,aworkpreviouslypraisedintheAprilissueoftheNSMonatshefte,
whichstatedthat
ontherejectionoracceptanceofRosenberg'spropositionshung
theverypossibilityoftheNationalSocialistposition
...TheSchwarzeKorps,official
organoftheSS,treatstheMythasanythingbutmereprivatespeculationsofits
author.WeciteashortnoticeconcerningthecondemnationofMgr.LeffersofRostock
[May1st,1935]:
AspecialcourtinRostockhashadoccasiontocondemnthe
priestoftheRostockCatholicChurchtoimprisonmentforoneandahalfyears
...
Thispriesthadexpresseddecidedlystrange
viewsonthesubjectofAlfred
Rosenberg'sMythoftheTwentiethCentury
...Theseremarks...obligedthecourt
tomakeanexampleofthisremarkablepastorofsouls...Thiscaseshouldbea
warningtoallclericalgentlemen,whethertonsuredornot...
6.TheMythistobefoundon
officiallistsofbooksrecommendedtoteachers
and
isoftenfoundin
schoollibraries
throughoutGermany.
7.Ininnumerabletrainingcourses,inLabourCamps,andStudents'Camps,
Rosenberg'sMythismadethebasisofinstructionandopenlyproclaimedasan
expositionofNationalSocialistideology
.Thethinghasgonesofarthatteachers
takingpartinNazitrainingcoursesarerequestedtobringacopyoftheMythwith
themas
afundamentalworkonNationalSocialism.

8.ByanorderoftheMinstryofJustice
juniorbarristers
preparingfortheexamination
whichwillmakethemassessorsare
obligedtostudytheMyth
andbecome
acquaintedwithitsfundamentalideologicaldoctrines.
9.TheSaxonMinistryofPublicEducationrecommendedthebookfor
officialusein
schools
.[Cf.TheMinistry'sVerordnungsblatt,October15th,1935.]

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10.AllpopularrejoinderstotheMythhavebeen
confiscatedandforbidden
bythe
authorities.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.4,OfficialSupportLenttoOtherAttacksontheChurch,p.403:Evenpapers
formerlyCatholicsofarastheyhavesurvivedareobligedtoprint
theattacksof
Rosenberg
...

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.6,AttacksonCatholicFaithandPractices,p.450:AttacksonChristian
missionaryworkarealsofrequent.
AdolfHitlerwroteinMeinKampfthat
both
Catholics
andProtestants
were

burdeningnegroeswithMissions
whichtheyneither
desirednorunderstood.DevoutmissionarieswanderthroughCentralAfrica,settingup
Missionsforthenegroes,untilourown'higherculture'hasacteduponthosehealthy,
longestablishedprimitivepeoples,andproducedoncemoreaputridbastardblood.
AlfredRosenberg
,theThirdReich'sspecialprofessorofIdeology,
wroteonthesame
linesinhisMythoftheTwentiethCentury,settingmissionariesonthesame
levelasopiumtraffickersanddubiousadventurers
,andexpressingthehopethatall
missionarieswoulddepartfromChina.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.7,TheNewMorality,p.457:
NationalSocialistwritersandspeakersnever
wearyofproclaimingthisfact,thatNationalSocialismisanideology
e.g.,the
NSLehrerzeitung(NationalSocialistEducationalJournal)emphasisedasearlyasin
1934thattheNationalSocialistMovementalonehastherightofreformingand
reshapingthenation,andthatit
claimsthewholeofman.Theclaimsofthis
ideology,theofficialexponentofwhichisAlfredRosenberg
,arethusoutlinedby
HerrFriedrichSchmidt,directoroftheCentralTrainingDepartmentoftheNSDAP:
Instructioninideologyandpoliticalscience,inshort,ineverybranchofeducation,is
oneofthesovereignrightsoftheParty...Consequently,therecanbeonlyonebody
responsiblefortheeducationandtrainingoftheGermanpeopleintheideologyof
NationalSocialism.InhisspeechatReichenberginMarch,1939,
AlfredRosenberg
declared
,interalia:
WemakenodistinctionbetweenourStateandourideology,
notevenforthebenefitofthosewhoarewillingtorecogniseourStateandrefuseto
acceptonlyourideology.Wedidnotfighttogaincontrolofapolicestateanda
bureaucracydevoidofanyideology.
Wehavebeenfightingforanidea,andweare
notgoingtoyieldaninchofourclaims.
In1937,RosenberghadsaidatDetmold:
NationalSocialismhasalwaysclaimedthewholeofmanandhisentirepersonality.
[Cf.TheFrankfurterZeitung,No.32,January18th,1937.]HighPartyofficialsare
consistentindeclaringthat
nothingistobelefttotheChurchesbuttheBeyond
life
onearthinitsentiretyistobesubjecttotheNationalSocialistideology

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.8,TheErsatz[Replacement]Religion,p.482483:TheErsatz[Replacement]
Religion,p.510:InhisspeechandMunsteronJuly6th,1935(asalsoonmanother

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occasions),
Rosenbergaffirmedtheeternalandcreativelifeofthenation,the
eternityoftheBlood,etc.Hesaidthatitwasadivinecommandmenttoprotect
thisBlood.

CatholicOrganizationsClosedbytheNazis

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.1,OfficialActionagainsttheChurch'sGovernmentandAdministration,p.45:But
itisthemonasticpropertywhich,undertheThirdReich,hasbeenthechiefobjectof
attack.IntheRhineland,forexample,
in1939,theFranciscanFriaryinKelheimwas
closed.Thecrimeofthefriarswasthattheyhadbeenlivingextravagantly,
becausethirtybottlesofwineorcordialwerefoundonthepremises,aswellasbutter
andfatgiventhemasalmsbytheCatholicpopulationofthedistrict,and,tothehorror
ofthepolicesomesixtypacketsofcigarsorcigarettes.Besides,theirpigswerebeing
fedonpotatoesandtheirchickensoncornandthatisforbiddenintheThirdReich.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.1,OfficialActionagainsttheChurch'sGovernmentandAdministration,p.48:

Catholichospitalswerealsoconfiscated.
Agreatsensationwascausedby
the
closingoftheoneinDuisburg,whichbelongedtotheparishofSt.Joseph
.This
hospitalwasbothextensiveanduptodateinitsequipment...Withoutanyprevious
announcementornegotiations,themanagementofthehospitalwasinformedofthe
policeorder[toclosethehospital]at5p.m.onMay11th,andthetransferofthenearly
400patientswasbegunat8a.m.thefollowingday.AtelegramfromtheBishopof
MunstertothePresidentoftheDusseldorfLocalGovernment,askingthatatleastan
orderlyprocedureshouldbeadopted,andthatinthemeantimethetransportofcasesto
otherinstitutionsshouldbesuspended,wasinvain.ThepretextsallegedbythePolice
President...maybeseenattheirtruevalueinthelightofacommunicationreadinthe
churchesofDuisburgonMay12th,byorderofUrbanDeanCuppers:
TheHospitalof
St.Vincenthasbeenclosed,because
inonecase,whichoccurredeightmonthsago,
wewouldnotpermit
acertainoperationtobeperformedonawoman,
thesortof
operationwhichwecannotallowtotakeplaceunderourroof,becauseitisan
offenceagainstthelawofGod
.Thewomanwasconsequentlyremovedtoanother
hospitalatthesuggestionofthedoctorconcerned,anddiedthere.Thatisthereason
whythehospitalwasclosed.Allotherreasonswhichhavebeenallegedareuntrue.
SomemonthslateritbecameknownthattheReichministeroftheInteriorhadgranted
thepetitionwhichhadbeenaddressedtohim.
Thehospitalwasopenedoncemore,
butclosedagainafewhourslaterbytheMayorofDuisburg
,inhiscapacityas
DirectoroftheHealthDepartment.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.1,OfficialActionagainsttheChurch'sGovernmentandAdministration,p.4851:
ItwasinAustriathatthepolicyof
closingtheTheologicalFaculties
inthe
Universitieswasfirstputintooperation.
In1938theTheologicalFacultyinthe
UniversityofInnsbruckwascloseddown
,byorderoftheMinisterofInteriorin

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Vienna.Atthesametime,
thesentenceofdeathwaspronouncedonthe
CanisianumatInnsbruck
,alargeandwellappointedcollegethatservedasahostel
forthemanyforeignstudentsattendinglecturesintheTheologicalFaculty...Scarcely
twomonthslater
theTheologicalFacultyinSalzburgmetwiththesamefate
.The
pretextgivenwasthatthesinglefacultieswhichhavesurvivedfromtheoldUniversityof
Salzburghaveentirelylosttheirscientificandorganiccontinuity...Therefollowedin
May,1939,
theclosingdownoftheFacultyofTheologyintheUniversityof
Munich
,wheretheMinisterofEducation,Dr.Rust,hadappointedtotheCatholic
TheologicalFacultytwoprofessorswhoweredecisivelyrejectedbyCardinal
Faulhaber...
TheTheologicalCollegeinFreisingwasalsopreparedforitsfinal
destructionbytheremovalofoneprofessorafteranother.Earlyin1939the
TheologicalFacultyinGrazwasalsoclosed.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.2,InterferencewiththeTeachingoftheChurch,p.59:OnPalmSunday,March
14th,1937,inmostoftheparishchurchesoftheThirdReich,thePapalEncyclical
aboutthesituationoftheCatholicChurchinGermany(MitbrennenderSorge)wasread
fromthepulpits.ImmediatelytheStateproceededtoseveremeasureofretaliation.
TwelveprintingofficeswhichhadprintedthisEncyclicalwereclosedwithout
compensation

parishmagazinesanddiocesangazettes
whichhadcopiedthe
wordingofitstextwere
bannedforthreemonths
allthecopieswhichthepolicecould
getholdofwereseizedand
peoplewhohadtranscribedorevencirculateditwere
arrested
.ParticularlycharacteristicincidentsoccurredinthevillageofEssenin
Oldensburg,where
sevenCatholicgirls,whohadbeentakenintocustodyfor
distributingtheEncyclical
,werereleasedonlybecauseofthethreateningattitudeof
theinhabitants.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.2,InterferencewiththeTeachingoftheChurch,p.81:
Catholiclibraries
were
alsoinabadway.
Rosenberg'sbooksweremissedfromtheBorromausLibraries,
sothesepoliticallyunreliablelibrarieswereclosedforsomedaysfor
examinationandpurging.
...Thatthousandsofschoollibrariesaregraduallybeing
purgedfromalldenominationalinfluencesneedsnottobementioned.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.4,TheDestructionoftheCatholicSecondarySchools,p.135:Inhissermonon
NewYear'sDay,1938,CardinalFaulhabermadeknownthatquiterecently
750nuns
havebeendismissedinBavariaalone
.Inthecourseofthesameyear(1938)no
lessthan
eighteeneducationalinstitutionsforboyswith1,545scholars
disappearedinBavaria
...Atthesametime
sixtyfourconventschoolswereclosed
down,with12,957pupils
,andthe
boardingschools
attachedtomanyofthese
institutions
sufferedalikefate
.(Inmanycasesthedissolutionoftheschoolwas
effectedinstages
atfirstthenewenrolmentsforthetopandbottomclasseswere
forbidden,andthenlatertheremainingclassesweredispersed.)Byadecreeofthe
MinistryoftheInteriorinViennadatedJuly19th,1938,byasinglestrokeofthepen,
all

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theCatholicprivateschoolsinAustriaweredeprivedofpublicrecognitionand
rights.Thefinalclosingoftheseschools,ortheirconversionintoState
institutions,followedforthemostpartimmediately.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.4,TheDestructionoftheCatholicSecondarySchools,p.137138:
Sentenceof
deathwaspronouncedonthelastremnantofCatholicprivateschools
inadecree
oftheMinisterofEducation,Dr.Rust,inthesummerof1939...
ByApril1st,1940,at
latest,allCatholicprivateschools,evenMissionSchools,hadtobefinallyclosed
down
.TheserelentlessmeasuresinvolvedthousandsofmembersofReligiousOrders
andpriests,withlongyearsofgoodandmeritoriousservicebehindthem,inthedirest
misfortunes.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.5,TheDestructionoftheCatholicElementarySchools,p.156:
TheUseof
SheerForce
.ThecaseofthevillageofWeldingfelden(KreisKunzelsau)illustrates
this.
Sincetheparentsrefusedtosendtheirchildrentothecommunityschool,the
Catholicschoolwasclosedoutofhand
andthechildrendistributedamongvarious
villagesintheneighbourhood.Mostofthemhadtogotoschoolonfooteverydayto
Hermathausen,aProtestantvillage,sothatthroughoutthewholeweektheywere
unabletogotochurch.
Allcomplaintsfromtheparentswereinvain
.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.5,TheDestructionoftheCatholicElementarySchools,p.159:Inthecourseof
recentyearsthe
kindergartenshavebeenmoreandmoretakenoutofthehandsof
Catholicnuns
.Thus,tonamebutafewcases,
in1937theCatholickindergartensin
Trier,RavensburgandHeilbronnwereclosedin1938nearlyallthoseinAustria
in1939theremainderthroughouttheReich
.Asearlyas1936theBishopofTrier
madethefollowingtellingremarksinaPastoralLetterwrittenontheoccasionofa
charityweek:
Thereisamovementalsoagainstthekindergartensunderthe
controloftheChurch,whicharesaidtoimpedethegrowthofthespiritof
nationalunity
.Withtalkofthiskindattemptsaremadetopersuadeparentnottosend
theirchildrentothenunsandtheirkindergartens.Itisreallyremarkable:howcan
childrenoftheageoftwotosixupsetthenationalcommunitybytheirharmlessgames
andinnocentjoys?

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.5,TheDestructionoftheCatholicElementarySchools,p.161162:Several
bishopsexposedfromthepulpittheillegalitiesofthesemeasuresandtheirfarreaching
consequencesfortheGermanpeople.Weshall,however,contentourselveswith
quotingthestirringPastoralofMgr.Bornewasser,BishopofTrier,whichwascirculated
bycourierinDecember,1937...thispowerfuldocumentof
theKulturkampf
......Weall
knowtherealreasonsforwhichthecommunityschoolshasbeenintroducedin
contradictiontothelawasitstands,andwithcompletedisregardtotherightsof
parents.Itisbecause
theywishtodestroytheeducationalinfluenceoftheChurch

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completely
.Thisiswhythe
privateschoolshavebeenharassed,cutdownand
limited,andfinallydestroyed
thisiswhyour
clergyhavebeenexcludedfrom
givingreligiousinstruction
thisiswhytheyhave
dissolvedourCatholicGuilds,
AssociationsandevenreligiousYouthSocieties
thisiswhy
stepsaretaken
againstthereligiousinstructiongiventothechildreninthechurches
thisiswhy
the
denominationalschoolshavebeenclosed.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.8,SundryApostolicWorks,p.221222:The
Church'sworkforsouls
inthe
partsofPolandoccupiedbyGermany,...has,sincetheoutbreakofwar,been
brutally
obstructed
...ManychurchesinthepartsofPolandoccupiedbyGermanywere
closedoutofhand
,butthismeasurewasnotcarriedouteverywhereinthesameway.
IntheArchdioceseofGnesen,theCathedral,whichhadbeen
recentlyrestoredand
refurnished
,was
closedbythepoliceonthepretextthatitwasinadangerous
stateofdisrepair
,andnowbehinditslockeddoorsconcertstakeplacewhichare
recordedongramophonediscs.TheChurchoftheHolyTrinity,thechiefparishchurch,
was
profaned
.
Churches
whichstillhavepriestsand
halfoftheparishesofthe
ArchdioceseofGnesenhavenopriests

maybeopenedonlyonSundays,and
thenonlybetween9and11a.m.
,exceptinBromberg,wherethereisasomewhat
greaterfreedom...ThefollowingdetailsconcerntheArchdioceseofPosen:The
CathedralofthecityofPosen,whichisatthesametimetheparishchurchfor14,000
souls,was
closedbythepoliceunderthepretextthatthefabricwasina
dangerousstate
,andthekeysareretainedbytheGestapo.
Themostbeautiful
churchofPosen
,thecollegiateofSt.MaryMagdalen,whichisalsoaparishchurchfor
23,000souls,
wassimilarlyclosed
,andtheJesuitchurchtheremetwiththesame
fate.Inthosechurchesofthearchdiocesethatmaystillbeused,
religiousservicemay
beheldonlyonSundaysbetweenthehoursof9and11a.m.

PoliticalCatholicism

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.10,AttacksontheHonouroftheChurch,p.276:MinisterofStateAdolf
Wagner...WebeganourfightwithpoliticalCatholicisminMarch,1933.Thetimehas
nowcometocontinuethisfight.
Awaywithpoliticalpriests!Downwithpolitical
Catholicism!
[InMarch,1938,inMunishataNSmassdemonstration.]

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,
Conclusion,p.514:AndifCivilServantswho,evenin1939,hadthecouragetotake
partinthe
CorpusChristiProcession
arethreatenedwithdismissal,thatis,ofcourse,
onlybecauseNationalSocialismhas[claimedtohave]foundoutthattheseprocessions
are
demonstrationsofpoliticalCatholicism.
Althoughthe
NationalSocialists
havebrokentheConcordatof1933morethanathousandtimes,theyaretooastuteto
renounceit,becausetheyprefertogoonsailingunder
afalseflag
.

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ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part1,
Chap.2,EvidencefromtheGermanHierarchy,p.18,CombinedPastoralofBishopsat
Fulda,Aug.20,1935:
ThenewsloganofpoliticalCatholicism,
thereproachthat
CatholicsconcernthemselvestoomuchwithStateandpoliticalaffairs,
canonly
impressthosewhoarelackinginjudgement
.Itcanonlyimpressthosewhodonot
askthemselves
whyitisthatthereissomuchtalkabouttheservantsofreligion
whoarerepresentedasintrudingintothepoliticalsphere,whilesolittleissaidof
politicianswhointrudeintothesphereofreligionandoftheChurch
...

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.10,AttacksontheHonouroftheChurch,p.284:OnAugust4th,1935,about150
SAmendroveinfourorfiverailwaymotorlorriestoAltotting.Theycameoutofthe
MunchenFreimannRailwayrepairshopsonthelorrieswaswritteninlargeletters:

PoliticalCatholicismispublicenemyNo.1.OurfaithisGermany
...

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.8,TheObstructionoftheChurch'sPastoralWork,p.216:In1939
Corpus
Christiprocessions
wereforbiddeninmanydistricts[ofAustria]asaresultofthe
agitationwhichhadbeenconductedagainstthemforyearsby
theNaziPress,which
representedthemasdemonstrationsofpoliticalCatholicism
andthelike.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
nd
Chap.6,AttacksontheCatholicFaithandPractices,p.446:OnOctober22
,1936,
thesamepaper[SchwarzeKorps]describedCatholic,
charitableworkasadeviceof
politicalCatholicism
...

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.8,TheObstructionoftheChurch'sPastoralWork,p.217:In1939,afewweeks
beforetheFeastofCorpusChristi,acompulsorymeetingofallmaleandfemalePost
OfficeworkerstookplaceinFrankfurtamMaininthehalloftheZoologicalGardens.
ThePartyspeakerdeclared
:ThetimeforCorpusChristiprocessionsisshortlycoming
roundagain.Ithasbeenclearforyearsthat
CorpusChristiprocessionsare
not
religiousfunctionsatall,but
demonstrationsofpoliticalCatholicism
,andso,as
regardstheparticipationofCivilServants,leteachoneofthemrealisethis:
The
personwhoexpectstogethisbreadandbutterinthefuturefrom
theCatholic
Churchcangototheprocessionbutanyonewhoexpectstogetitfrom
theStateis
herebygivenseriouswarning
.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part2,
Chap.1,OfficialActionagainsttheChurch'sGovernment,p.53:...
thereis
undoubtedlythedesiretoavoidgivingforeigncountriestheimpressionthata
Kulturkampfisinprogress
.TheReichChancellorAdolfHitlerhimself,inhisspeech
th
ofJanuary30
,1939,dweltwithemphasison
theStatefinancialprovisionforthe
Church
,andquoteditasaproofthattherewasnointentiononthepartoftheThird
Reichtoattackreligion.AsimilarargumentwasadvancedinapamphletPolitical

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Catholicism'sGreatFalsehood,[DiegrosseLugedespolltischenKatholizismus,
ZentralverlagderDSPAD,FranzEherNachf.,1938.]writtenbyacertainDieter
SchwarzandzealouslydistributedbytheParty,especiallyinforeigncountries.
Inthe
factthatthecessationofthefinancialcontributionstotheChurchesisapparently
tobeoneofthelastmeasuresadoptedintheNazicampaignagainstreligion,we
seeanexampleoftheclevermethodsofcamouflagewhich,asrepeated
experienceshows,donotfailtoimpressforeignopinion
.

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part1,
Chap.2,EvidencefromtheGermanHierarchy,p.35,LentenPastoralofBishop
EhrenfriedofWurzburg1939:They...arealreadydreamingofabreakupofthe
ChristianFaith.Buttheydeludethemselves...Youknowandfellyourselveshow
extensivearethehostswhichhaverangedthemselvesagainsttheRomanChurch.
Thisisoftendoneunderthepretextthatthefightisdirected,notagainstreligion,
notagainstreligiousCatholicism,butagainstpoliticalCatholicism
.Butisiteasyto
recognisethatthisdistinctionisanarbitraryone.Ithasnosurebasisinfact.Forthose
whothinkinthisway,itisquitenaturalandconsistentthat
thereligiousrightsand
activitiesoftheChurch
shouldbesweptaside
theysimplysaythatalltheseare
ofapoliticalnature
...

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.2,OccupationalOrganisationsandtheirPublications,p.365,[Bewegung,Central
th
OrganoftheNationalSocialistUndergraduates'Union,2689,May28
,1939]:There
isanother
fighttothefinish
whichwehavetocarryoninthemidstofourpeople
namely,theeliminationofpoliticalagitationandsabotage,andoftheexploitationof
religiousinstitutions,ideas,feelingsandsubmissivenessintheinterestofbrutal
internationalandantinationalpowers.Inshort,itis
theeliminationofthepolitical
influenceofthepriesthood
.ThispriestlypowerhasdefinitestrongholdsinGermany,
andoneofthemisWurzburg.

HitlerWorship

ThePersecutionoftheCatholicChurchintheThirdReich,Anonymous,1941,Part3,
Chap.8,TheErsatz[Replacement]Religion,p.482484:...anumberoflettersto
the
th
editoroftheSchwarzeKorps
[April20,1939],who
hadaskedcertainreadersto
testifywhattheFuhrermeanttothem
,andwhatpartheplayedintheirspiritualand
materialexistence,theirpersonalthoughts,impressionsandaspirations....Toafather
ofsevenchildren,
AdolfHitlerisall,heismyfaith,mysupportandmyhope
...to
mychildren
theFuhreristhevisiblepersonalexpressionof
whatinouryouthwas
representedas
God
....AnAustrianwomanwrites:
WhattheFuhrerhasgivenmeis
notonlyapoliticalideology,butalso
areligion
.Hehasgivenme
afaith
,whichinits
trueform,Ineverbeforepossessed,notevenwhenIwasyoung......Awoman,who,as
shesays,hadbeenspirituallyfamishedbeforetheNationalRevolution,calls
the
Fuhrerthebreadofwhichthesoulstandsinneed
.Iwouldliketosayopenlythat
thehighteachingoftheFuhreristomeareligion,theGermanreligion
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thinkofamorebeautifulexplanation.Butitisnotonlyhystericalwomenwhowritein
thisvein!TooneAdolfR.,fromFrankfurt,
AdolfHitlermeans
thesameastheword,
God
,meanstoafanaticalandorthodoxChristian.

ArthurL.,fromHessenthal,comparesthespiritualexperiencethattheFuhrermeansto
himwiththatofhis
FirstCommunion
.Butwhereasthelatterdisappointedhim
becausehedidnotfeelanyinfluxofDivinevirtue,
theFuhrernowtakestheplace
occupiedinhisyouthbythegoodGod
.
OneHansW.,fromMunich,revealsthattheportraitoftheFuhrerasmycreatorhangs
inmyofficeaswellasinmydrawingroomathome.Everyglanceatitreleasesinme

thefeelingsthatdevoutpeopleallegetheyexperienceinearnestprayer
.
QuiteconsistentlyNationalSocialismhascreated
anewpiety,anewNational
SocialistFaith
moreover,thePartyauthoritiesdoallintheirpowertoreplace
Christianusagesbypaganpseudoreligiouscustoms.
Baptismisimitatedbya
solemnConferringoftheName
marriagesandfuneralsaresurroundedwitha
paganreligiousceremonialthemeaningofChristianfeastdaysischangedinapagan
sense,andNationalSocialistservicesareprovidedwith
aneopagancultanda
pseudoreligiousliturgy
.
ButNationalSocialismisnotthereforeinanywayendeavouringtofoundanewChurch
itdoesnotaimatestablishingathirddenominationamongtheGermanpeople.Onthe
contrary:...
theirultimateaimistomakeNationalSocialismitselfareligion
...
positiveChristianity...theterminologyofthenewNationalSocialistcreedwillbe
mouldedonChristianmodels
itsterminology,butnotitstheology
...Therewillbe
neitheraNationalChurchnoraStateChurchintheacceptedsenseoftheword,but
a
CultState
,thePoliticalChurchofNationalSocialism.

PopePiusXIsEncyclical,MitBrennenderSorge

HerearesomeparagraphsfromPopePiusXIsMitBrennenderSorge.Itfurtherproves
thatHitlerwasahereticsincetheNaziregimewastotallycondemnedinthisencyclical,
andHitler,asheadoftheThirdReich,wouldnothaveletsuchaviciouspersecution
occurifhehadbeenaCatholic.

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#4:If,then,thetreeofpeace,
whichweplantedonGermansoilwiththepurestintention,hasnotbroughtforththe
fruit,whichintheinterestofyourpeople,Wehadfondlyhoped,nooneintheworldwho
haseyestoseeandearstohearwillbeabletolaytheblameontheChurchandonher
Head.
Theexperiencesoftheselastyearshavefixedresponsibilitiesandlaid
bareintrigues,whichfromtheoutsetonlyaimedatawarofextermination
.

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#5:Shouldthedayevercometo
placebeforetheworldtheaccountofOurefforts,everyhonestmindwillseeonwhich
sidearetobefoundthepromotersofpeace,andonwhichsideitsdisturbers.Whoever
hadleftinhissoulanatomoflovefortruth,andinhisheartashadowofasenseof
justice,mustadmitthat,
inthecourseoftheseanxiousandtryingyearsfollowing
upontheconclusionoftheconcordat
,everyoneofOurwords,everyoneofOur

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acts,hasbeeninspiredbythebindinglawoftreaties.Atthesametime,anyonemust
acknowledge,notwithoutsurpriseandreprobation,how
theothercontractingparty
emasculatedthetermsofthetreaty,distortedtheirmeaning,andeventually
considereditsmoreorlessofficialviolationasanormalpolicy
.Themoderation
Weshowedinspiteofallthiswasnotinspiredbymotivesofworldlyinterest,stilllessby
unwarrantedweakness,butmerelybyOuranxietynottodrawoutthewheatwiththe
cocklenottopronounceopenjudgment,beforethepublicwasreadytoseeitsforce
nottoimpeachotherpeople'shonesty,beforetheevidenceofeventsshouldhavetorn
themaskoffthesystematichostilityleveledattheChurch.Evennowthat
acampaign
againsttheconfessionalschools,whichareguaranteedbytheconcordat,and
thedestructionoffreeelection,whereCatholicshavearighttotheirchildren's
Catholiceducation,affordevidence,inamattersoessentialtothelifeofthe
Church,oftheextremegravityofthesituationandtheanxietyofeveryChristian
conscience.

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#7:Takecare,Venerable
Brethren,thataboveall,
faithinGod
,thefirstandirreplaceablefoundationofall
religion,bepreservedinGermany
pureandunstained
.ThebelieverinGodisnothe
whouttersthenameinhisspeech,butheforwhomthissacredwordstandsforatrue
andworthyconceptoftheDivinity.
Whoeveridentifies,bypantheisticconfusion,
Godandtheuniverse,byeitherloweringGodtothedimensionsoftheworld,or
raisingtheworldtothedimensionsofGod,isnotabelieverinGod
.Whoever
followsthatsocalled
preChristianGermanicconception
ofsubstitutingadarkand
impersonaldestinyforthepersonalGod,deniestherebytheWisdomandProvidenceof
Godwho"Reachethfromendtoendmightily,andorderethallthingssweetly"(Wisdom
viii.1).NeitherisheabelieverinGod.

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#8:
Whoeverexaltsrace,orthe
people,ortheState,oraparticularformofState
,orthedepositoriesofpower,or
anyotherfundamentalvalueofthehumancommunityhowevernecessaryand
honorablebetheirfunctioninworldlythingswhoeverraisesthesenotions
above
theirstandardvalueanddivinizesthemtoanidolatrouslevel
,distortsandperverts
anorderoftheworldplannedandcreatedbyGodhe
isfarfromthetruefaithinGod
andfromtheconceptoflifewhichthatfaithupholds
.

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#9:Beware,VenerableBrethren,
of
thatgrowingabuse,inspeechasinwriting,ofthenameofGodasthoughit
wereameaninglesslabel
,tobeaffixedtoanycreation,moreorlessarbitrary,of
humanspeculation.UseyourinfluenceontheFaithful,thattheyrefusetoyieldtothis
aberration.
OurGodisthePersonalGod,supernatural,omnipotent,infinitely
perfect,oneintheTrinityofPersons,tripersonalintheunityofdivineessence,
theCreatorofallexistence.Lord,KingandultimateConsummatorofthehistory
oftheworld,whowillnot,andcannot,toleratearivalGodbyHisside
.

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PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#11:
Nonebutsuperficialminds
couldstumbleintoconceptsofanationalGod,ofanationalreligion
orattemptto
lockwithinthefrontiersofasinglepeople,
withinthenarrowlimitsofasinglerace
,
God,theCreatoroftheuniverse,KingandLegislatorofallnationsbeforewhose
immensitytheyare"asadropofabucket"(IsaiahxI,15).

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#12:
TheBishopsoftheChurch
ofChrist,"ordainedinthethingsthatappertaintoGod(Heb.v,1)mustwatchthat
perniciouserrorsofthissort
,andconsequentpracticesmoreperniciousstill,shall
notgainafootingamongtheirflock.Itispartoftheirsacredobligationstodowhatever
isintheirpowertoenforcerespectfor,andobedienceto,thecommandmentsofGod,
asthesearethenecessaryfoundationofallprivatelifeandpublicmoralitytoseethat
therightsofHisDivineMajesty,HisnameandHiswordbenotprofaned
toputastop
totheblasphemies,which,inwordsandpictures,aremultiplyinglikethesands
ofthedeserttoencountertheobstinacyandprovocationsofthosewhodeny,
despiseandhateGod
*,bytheneverfailingreparatoryprayersoftheFaithful,hourly
risinglikeincensetotheAllHighestandstayingHisvengeance.
*ThedirecttranslationfromtheoriginalGermanreads:...andthat
againstthedefiant
Prometheuslikespirit
ofthosewhodeny,outrageandhateGod...(German:...da
demtrotzendenPrometheusgeistderGottesverneiner,Gottesverchterund
Gotteshassergegenber...)

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#13:Wethankyou,Venerable
Brethren,yourpriestsandFaithful,whohavepersistedintheirChristiandutyand
inthe
defenseofGod'srightsintheteethofanaggressivepaganism
.Ourgratitude,
warmerstillandadmiring,goesouttothosewho,infulfillmentoftheirduty,havebeen
deemedworthyofsacrificeandsufferingfortheloveofGod.

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#17:
Thepeakoftherevelation
asreachedintheGospelofChristisfinalandpermanent.Itknowsnoretouches
byhumanhanditadmitsnosubstitutesorarbitraryalternativessuchascertain
leaderspretendtodrawfromthesocalledmythofraceandblood
.SinceChrist,
theLord'sAnointed,finishedthetaskofRedemption,andbybreakingupthereignof
sindeservedforusthegraceofbeingthechildrenGod,sincethatday
noothername
underheavenhasbeengiventomen,wherebywemustbesaved(Actsiv.12)
.No
man,wereeveryscience,powerandworldlystrengthincarnatedinhim,canlayany
otherfoundationbutthatwhichislaid:whichis
ChristJesus
(1Cor.iii11).Shouldany
mandare,insacrilegiousdisregardoftheessentialdifferencesbetweenGodandHis
creature,betweentheGodmanandthechildrenofman,toplaceamortal,werehethe
greatestofalltimes,bythesideof,orover,oragainst,Christ,hewoulddeservetobe
calledprophetofnothingness,towhomtheterrifyingwordsofScripturewouldbe
applicable:"Hethatdwellethinheavenshalllaughatthem"(Psalmsii.3).

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#21:Inyourcountry,Venerable
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amongtheleadersthereismorethanonewhoseofficialpositionisintendedto
createtheimpressionthatthisinfidelitytoChristtheKingconstitutesasignal
andmeritoriousactofloyaltytothemodernState
.Secretandopenmeasuresof
intimidation,thethreatofeconomicandcivicdisabilities,bearontheloyaltyofcertain
classesofCatholicfunctionaries,apressurewhichviolateseveryhumanrightand
dignity.Ourwholeheartedpaternalsympathygoesouttothosewhomustpaysodearly
fortheirloyaltytoChristandtheChurchbutdirectlythehighestinterestsareatstake,
withthealternativeofspiritualloss,thereisbutonealternativeleft,thatofheroism.
If
theoppressoroffersonetheJudasbargainofapostasyhecanonly,atthecost
ofeveryworldlysacrifice,answerwithOurLord:"Begone,Satan!Foritiswritten:
TheLordthyGodshaltthouadore,andHimonlyshaltthouserve"(Matt.iv.10)
.
AndturningtotheChurch,heshallsay:"Thou,mymothersincemyinfancy,thesolace
ofmylifeandadvocateatmydeath,maymytonguecleavetomypalateif,yieldingto
worldlypromisesorthreats,Ibetraythevowsofmybaptism."Astothosewhoimagine
thattheycanreconcileexteriorinfidelitytooneandthesameChurch,letthemhearOur
Lord'swarning:
"Hethatshalldenymebeforemenshallbedeniedbeforethe
angelsofGod"(Lukexii.9).

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#22:
FaithintheChurchcannot
standpureandtruewithoutthesupportoffaithintheprimacyoftheBishopof
Rome
.ThesamemomentwhenPeter,inthepresenceofalltheApostlesanddisciples,
confesseshisfaithinChrist,SonoftheLivingGod,theanswerhereceivedinreward
forhisfaithandhisconfessionwasthewordthatbuilttheChurch,theonlyChurchof
Christ,ontherockofPeter(Matt.xvi.18).
Thuswassealedtheconnectionbetween
thefaithinChrist,theChurchandthePrimacy
.Trueandlawfulauthorityis
invariablyabondofunity,asourceofstrength,aguaranteeagainstdivisionandruin,a
pledgeforthefuture:andthisisverifiedinthedeepestandsublimestsense,whenthat
authority,asinthecaseoftheChurch,and
theChurchalone
,issealedbythepromise
andtheguidanceoftheHolyGhostandHisirresistiblesupport.
Shouldmen,whoare
notevenunitedbyfaithinChrist,comeandofferyoutheseductionofanational
GermanChurch,beconvincedthatitisnothingbutadenialoftheoneChurchof
Christandtheevidentbetrayalofthatuniversalevangelicalmission,forwhicha
worldChurchaloneisqualifiedandcompetent.
Thelivehistoryofothernational
churcheswiththeirparalysis,theirdomesticationandsubjectiontoworldlypowers,is
sufficientevidenceof
thesterilitytowhichiscondemnedeverybranchthatis
severedfromthetrunkofthelivingChurch
.Whoevercounterstheseerroneous
developmentswithanuncompromisingNofromtheveryoutset,notonlyservesthe
purityofhisfaithinChrist,butalsothewelfareandthevitalityofhisownpeople.

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#25:
"Originalsin"isthe
hereditarybutimpersonalfaultofAdam'sdescendants,whohavesinnedinhim
(Rom.v.12).Itisthelossofgrace,andthereforeofeternallife,togetherwitha
propensitytoevil,whicheverybodymust,withtheassistanceofgrace,penance,
resistanceandmoraleffort,repressandconquer
.ThepassionanddeathoftheSon
ofGodhasredeemedtheworldfromthehereditarycurseofsinanddeath.Faithin

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thesetruths,whichinyourcountryaretodaythebuttofthecheapderisionofChrist's
enemies,belongstotheinalienabletreasuryofChristianrevelation.

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#31:
Thebelieverhasan
absoluterighttoprofesshisFaithandliveaccordingtoitsdictates.Lawswhich
impedethisprofessionandpracticeofFaithareagainstnaturallaw
.
Parentswho
areearnestandconsciousoftheireducativeduties,haveaprimaryrighttothe
educationofthechildrenGodhasgiventheminthespiritoftheirFaith,andaccording
toitsprescriptions.
Lawsandmeasureswhichinschoolquestionsfailtorespect
thisfreedomoftheparentsgoagainstnaturallaw,andareimmora
l.TheChurch,
whosemissionitistopreserveandexplainthenaturallaw,asitisdivineinitsorigin,
cannotbutdeclarethat
therecentenrollmentintoschoolsorganizedwithouta
semblanceoffreedom,istheresultofunjustpressure,andisaviolationofevery
commonright.

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#33:
Thousandsofvoicesring
intoyourearsaGospelwhichhasnotbeenrevealedbytheFatherofHeaven.
ThousandsofpensarewieldedintheserviceofaChristianity,whichisnotof
Christ.PressandwirelessdailyforceonyouproductionshostiletotheFaithand
totheChurch,impudentlyaggressiveagainstwhateveryoushouldhold
venerableandsacred.Manyofyou
,clingingtoyourFaithandtoyourChurch,asa
resultofyouraffiliationwithreligiousassociationsguaranteedbytheconcordat,
have
oftentofacethetragictrialofseeingyourloyaltytoyourcountrymisunderstood,
suspected,orevendenied,andofbeinghurtinyourprofessionalandsociallife
.
WearewellawarethatthereismanyahumblesoldierofChristinyourranks,whowith
tornfeelings,butadeterminedheart,acceptshisfate,findinghisoneconsolationinthe
thoughtofsufferinginsultsforthenameofJesus(Actsv.41).
Today,asWeseeyou
threatenedwithnewdangersandnewmolestations,Wesaytoyou:Ifanyone
shouldpreachtoyouaGospelotherthantheoneyoureceivedonthekneesofa
piousmother,fromthelipsofabelievingfather,orthroughteachingfaithfulto
GodandHisChurch,"lethimbeanathema"(Gal.i.9).IftheStateorganizesa
nationalyouth,andmakesthisorganizationobligatorytoall,then,without
prejudicetorightsofreligiousassociations,itistheabsoluterightofyouthsas
wellasofparentstoseetoitthatthisorganizationispurgedofallmanifestations
hostiletotheChurchandChristianity
.Thesemanifestationsareeventodayplacing
Christianparentsinapainfulalternative,astheycannotgivetotheStatewhattheyowe
toGodalone.

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#36:Thischarity,intelligentand
sympathetictowardsthoseevenwhooffendyou,doesbynomeansimplya
renunciationoftherightofproclaiming,vindicatinganddefendingthetruthandits
implications.Thepriest'sfirstlovinggifttohisneighborsistoservetruthandrefuteerror
inanyofitsforms.FailureonthisscorewouldbenotonlyabetrayalofGodandyour
vocation,butalsoanoffenseagainsttherealwelfareofyourpeopleandcountry.Toall
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ordination
toallthosewhointheexerciseoftheirpriestlyfunctionarecalled
upontosufferpersecutiontoallthoseimprisonedinjailandconcentration
camps,theFatheroftheChristianworldsendshiswordsofgratitudeand
commendation.

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#39:WeaddressOurspecial
greetingstotheCatholicparents.Theirrightsanddutiesaseducators,conferredon
thembyGod,areatpresentthestakeofacampaignpregnantwithconsequences.
The
Churchcannotwaittodeplorethedevastationofitsaltars,thedestructionofits
temples,ifaneducation,hostiletoChrist,istoprofanethetempleofthechild's
soulconsecratedbybaptism,andextinguishtheeternallightofthefaithinChrist
forthesakeofcounterfeitlightalientotheCross
.Thentheviolationoftemplesis
nigh,anditwillbeeveryone'sdutytoseverhisresponsibilityfromtheoppositecamp,
andfreehisconsciencefromguiltycooperationwithsuchcorruption.Themorethe
enemiesattempttodisguisetheirdesigns,themoreadistrustfulvigilancewillbe
needed,inthelightofbitterexperience.
Religiouslessonsmaintainedforthesakeof
appearances,controlledbyunauthorizedmen,withintheframeofaneducational
systemwhichsystematicallyworksagainstreligion,donotjustifyavoteinfavor
ofnonconfessionalschools.Weknow,dearCatholicparents,thatyourvotewas
notfree,forafreeandsecretvotewouldhavemeantthetriumphoftheCatholic
schools.
Therefore,weshallneverceasefranklytorepresenttotheresponsible
authoritiestheiniquityofthepressurebroughttobearonyouandthedutyofrespecting
thefreedomofeducation.Yetdonotforgetthis:nonecanfreeyoufromthe
responsibilityGodhasplacedonyouoveryourchildren.Noneofyouroppressors,who
pretendtorelieveyouofyourdutiescananswerforyoutotheeternalJudge,whenhe
willask:"WherearethoseIconfidedtoyou?"Mayeveryoneofyoubeabletoanswer:
"Ofthemwhomthouhastgivenme,Ihavenotlostanyone"(Johnxviii.9).

PopePiusXI,MitBrennenderSorge,Mar.14,1937,#43:Hewhosearchesthehearts
andreins(Psalmvii.10)isOurwitnessthat
Wehavenogreaterdesirethantoseein
GermanytherestorationofatruepeacebetweenChurchandState
.Butif,without
anyfaultofOurs,thispeaceisnottocome,thentheChurchofGodwilldefendher
rightsandherfreedominthenameoftheAlmightywhosearmhasnotshortened.
TrustinginHim,"Weceasenottoprayandtobeg"(Col.i.9)foryou,childrenof
theChurch,thatthedaysoftribulationmayendandthatyoumaybefound
faithfulinthedayofjudgmentforthepersecutorsandoppressors,thatthe
FatheroflightandmercymayenlightenthemasHeenlightenedSaulontheroad
ofDamascus.
WiththisprayerinOurheartandonOurlipsWegranttoyou,asa
pledgeofDivinehelp,asasupportinyourdifficultresolutions,asacomfortinthe
struggle,asaconsolationinalltrials,toYou,BishopsandPastorsoftheFaithful,
priests,Religious,layapostlesofCatholicAction,toallyourdiocesans,andspeciallyto
thesickandtheprisoners,inpaternallove,OurApostolicBenediction.