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The Catholic Church And Nazi Germany [Paperback]

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Pages   416
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.46" Width: 5.54" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 4, 2000
Publisher   Da Capo Press
ISBN  0306809311  
EAN  9780306809316  

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As the author states plainly in the preface to this study of the Catholic Church and its relationship with Hitler's Third Reich, the subject matter of this book is controversial. Exploring in-depth the period from the collapse of the Weimar Republic to the end of World War II, Lewy has examined many German diocesan documents and diplomatic papers, Gestapo reports, and Catholic publications of the period. Using this evidence, he argues the German Catholic Church's congeniality with some of the goals of National Socialism and its gradual entrapment in Nazi policies and programmes. He describes the episcopate's support of Hitler's expansionist policies and its failures to speak out on the persecution of the Jews. To this tragic history, the author brings an alternative approach which sheds light on some of the darkest times of the 20th century.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Guenter Lewy left his native Germany in 1939 at the age of fifteen, emigrating to Palestine and then to the U.S. He has been on the faculties of Columbia University, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts and is the author of "Religion and Revolution, America in Vietnam, The Cause That Failed, " and "The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies."

Guenter Lewy currently resides in Washington, in the state of District Of Columbia. Guenter Lewy was born in 1923 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Emeritus) University of Massachu.

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One of the first to tell the truth  Dec 15, 2005
Rightwing Catholics cannot stand any criticism of the machiavellian policy which is correctly identified with the Catholic Church. Prof. Lewy was one of the first to tell the awful truth. He is a pioneer. If I hear one more time that Pius XI or Cardinal Faulhaber defended Jews I will scream! The Pope attacked racialism to be sure, but not in any way meaningfully to retard the Nazi program or the enrolling of Catholics in the racist scheme. The Cardinal defended Old Testament Jews, which meant he had nothing to say about the living Jews being beaten or shipped off to death camps in his midst in Cologne.

The Catholic Church destroyed the Zentrum in Germany which before 1933 was the strongest anti-Nazi force. Thereafter Catholics fearing being regarded as unpatriotic Germans flew into the arms of the Nazis with enthusiasm. The Church bears considerable responsibility for the weakness of the anti-Nazi resistance.
Worth reading  Feb 7, 2002
A balanced, fair, detailed and scholarly book that could be of interest to all except those who are irrevocably, rigidly and unalterably pro- or anti-Catholic.
Worth reading  Feb 7, 2002
A balanced, fair, detailed and scholarly book that could be of interest to all except those who are irrevocably, rigidly and unalterably pro- or anti-Catholic.
Painfully Fair  May 18, 2001
The Christian contribution and response to the actions of Nazi Germany, in particular the Holocaust, is perhaps the most apalling event in the history of Western civilization. One reads Mr. Lewy's contribution to Holocaust scholarship with an ever growing sense of rage. One's rage is not directed at the Catholic Church in particular, because there were no corporate heroes in this tragic episode. There were individual acts of heroism, to be sure, but at best the Church (and by Church, I mean Protestant as well as Catholic)is guilty of massive self-interest and moral cowardice. This book is a case study in the behavior of one group. A sense of fairness and dry scholarship pervades this book. One will not find diatribes here; neither will one find the selective omission of facts favorable to the church mentioned by one reviewer. One will find the facts laid out by someone who has bent over backward to give the benefit of the doubt but who has also laid out the case against the Church with the skill of a brilliant and experienced prosecutor. Only occasionally do his outrage and passion shine through, and then only in summary and conclusion paragraphs. Is the author fair? He is at pains to describe the persecution of the Catholic Church by the Nazis. He leaves no doubt that throughout the Nazi period, the very existence of the Church as a moral force was endangered by Nazi arrogance, contempt, deceit, and betrayal. The Church was, indeed, a wounded church, dealing from a position of weakness, not strength. And yet. In its zeal to protect the institution, the Church abandoned, perhaps forever, any claim it may have ever had to moral legitimacy (my claim, not Lewy's). Better for the German Catholic Church to have died a martyr's death than to live as Hitler's more or less willing pawn. People are more precious in God's sight than institutions.
Anti-Catholic bias  Oct 1, 2000
Despite the trappings of scholarship, the book is unbalanced. It systematically ignores or downplays the evidence of the Catholic Church's opposition to Nazism. Mit Brennender Sorge, Pius XII's courageous encyclical against Nazism in 1937, is dismissed as a fluke. In fact, it was written with the full support of the German bishops and its publication triggered a bitter persecution of German Catholics. There is little here on the destruction of Catholic schools, the show trials of clergy, the destruction of the Catholic press, the persecution of the religious orders. On the other hand, every sign of Catholic sympathy for Hitler is magnified out of proportion.

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