The German Church in the 1930s (Catholic and Protestant) (in development)

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The 1930s was a turbulent time for the German Church as National Socialism's policy towards the Church was either to control it, or destroy it. The Catholics were quick to sign a Concordat in return, among other things, to dissolve their political party. This concordat was soon broken. The Protestants, already fractured, could form no such coordinated resistance or collaborative measure. They also had to contend with the German Christians - a radical, National Socialist religioius sect, as well as the formation of the Reich Church.  The 1930s was a dark period in the history of the German Church: some churches collaborated with the Nazis, some resisted, but all sought various methods to survive.


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