The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany by Guenter LewyThe Catholic Church and Nazi Germany by Guenter Lewy

The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany

byGuenter Lewy

Paperback | February 15, 2000

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”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 with scholarship and intellectual honesty in a riveting, and often painful, narrative.
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...
Title:The Catholic Church and Nazi GermanyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 1.1 inPublished:February 15, 2000Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306809311

ISBN - 13:9780306809316

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 Provocative and shocking, Guenter Lewy's book proves what some historians and critics have long alleged. The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany is the stunning story of the German Catholic Church's sympathy for - and even collusion with - the Nazi agenda and its failure to speak out against the persecution of the Jews. Both honest and courageous, Lewy's book is a necessary and long-overdue contribution to the annals of 20th-century history.