Christianity And The Church During Nazi Germany Versus Soviet Russia

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The purpose of this argument is to claim the differentials of Christianity and the church in Nazi Germany versus Soviet Russia. Using different textual support to develop a claim that shows why Christianity in these time periods either did or did not work. The main focus of some of this paper will be research on how churches could and could not operate. Whether Christians had to fear for their lives or not and how the development of these two countries changed the outlook on Christianity and the church; either for the better or worse. As Adolf Hitler said in his autobiography “I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator. ”
Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 in Austria-Hungary. Hitler was an Austrian citizen until 1925 afterward in 1932 he became a full citizen of Germany. As Hitler’s rise to power began many things began to change. 1939 this was the year World War II would start the German Evangelical church and the National Socialist state would avoid any major changes except in new territories acquired . During these times Christians were being thought of as ignorant, as Reichsleiter Bormann said in 1941. “National Socialist and Christian concepts cannot be reconciled. The Christian churches build on the ignorance of people and are anxious so far as possible to preserve this ignorance… ” The idea of a counterweight for Roman Catholicism by Hitler was the United Evangelical church. In 1939, Hitler confided to Rosenberg that it was a…

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