Re: Roman Catholic Church during the Nazi era
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ted.wrinch" <ted.wrinch@...> wrote:
>F: Yes, it is. Although the ostensible reason was to avoid the Church being prohibited. The reason for Nazi war criminals being given Vatican Passports *after* the war is an enigma for me. The General Anthroposophical Society, Dornach, kissed the Nazis' ass (in writing) for the same reason.
> "The Catholic Church aided and abetted the Nazis before, during and *after* their time in power."
> I'm sure you'll know more about this than I, but is this true?
T: *Most* Catholics surely abhorred the Nazis, though a substantial number supported their objectives, more in the earlier stages of the Nazi revolution, before the Munich putsch, than the latter.
F: During the Nazi period about 54% called themselves Protestant, about 40% Catholic. Jews about 1%. Anthropsophists such a small group - maybe a couple of thousand, that they don't count. *Most* Germans, except the Jews and Jehova's Witnesses of course, worshiped Hitler and certainly didn't abhor the Nazis - and this includes more than a few anthropsophists (what I call Pseudo-anthroposophists). My first wife was a child during the regime and she remembered everyone, children included, greeting each other happily with "Heil Hitler".