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The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany

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The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany
Call No: 282.092 L67c

Call Number282.092 L67c
Dates2000; ©2000
Statement of ResponsibilityGuenter Lewy.
Creators & ContributorsLewy, Guenter (author)
Catholic Church (subject)
Summary"'The subject matter of this book is controversial,' Guenter Lewy states plainly in his preface. To show the German Catholic Church's congeniality with some of the goals of National Socialism and its gradual entrapment in Nazi policies and programs, Lewy describes the episcopate's support of Hitler's expansionist policies and its failures to speak out on the persecution of the Jews. To this tragic history Lewy brings new focus and research, illuminating one of the darkest corners of our century." —Publisher
ContentsPart I. The Course Is Set
  1. The Encounter with National Socialism Before 1933
  2. The First One Hundred and Twenty Days of Hitler's Rule
  3. The Concordat Between Germany and the Holy See of July 20, 1933
  4. The Great Reconciliation
Part II. Modus Vivendi
  1. Tribulations of the Catholic Organizations and Press
  2. The Ideological Contest
  3. The Church and Hitler's Foreign Policy
  4. 1939–1945: The Church Goes to War
  5. The Conflict Over Nazi Eugenic Policies
  6. The Jewish Question
  7. The Problem of Resistance
Part III. Church and Totalitarianism
  1. Catholic Political Ideology: The Unity of Theory and Practice
Map: German Diocesan Boundaries, 1933
Appendix: The German Catholic Episcopate in September 1933
Physical Description xxvii, 416 pages ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
Publisher[Boulder, CO?] : Da Capo Press
EditionFirst Da Capo Press Edition
  • "With a new introduction by the author" —Cover
  • Originally published: New York : McGraw Hill, 1964
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by Keith Morgan