How did you hit on that? How do you do?
Another powerful voice in the Nazi party, Dr. Robert Ley, proclaimed that "We believe on this earth in Adolf Hitler alone! We believe in National Socialism as the creed which is the sole source of grace!
What strange brain concocted these weird myths about the paranoid dictator with the toothbrush mustache? Of course it was Hitler himself who ordered that he be presented as a deified messiah.
Before coming to power in January ofHitler wrote about his reaction to Berlin on his first visit there: I can well imagine how he felt when he seized a whip and scourged them out. But it is true. They said prayers in his behalf — even directed prayers to him — throughout the day.
In the eyes of his people, Hitler had rescued them from the humiliations of their defeat in World War I. Better still, he was going to lead all Germans into a future of unrivaled glory. Hitler as Militant Aryan Messiah Freed at last from the dreadful fears that military and economic catastrophe had aroused in them, Germans envisioned Hitler as a truly magical figure of majestic wisdom and power.
They saw him as an irresistible force, and they surrendered their whole hearts to him. He hypnotized Germans into worshipping him, successfully presenting himself as a savior and even as God himself. Except for the tabloids, the international media tended to downplay his most grandiose claims.
But the Vatican understood how important it was to talk back to Hitler on the divinity issue. At a time when people throughout the world still believed Hitler to be a progressive force, the Catholic Church condemned him as a dangerous villain.
It denounced the chief Nazi for his racism and attacked Hitler for "placing himself on the same level as Christ. However, Pius XI did not want to publically speak against Hitler because Hitler was already sending many Catholics to the concentration camps and he felt public speaking would endanger Catholics more.
Instead he worked from the back end, spearheading the largest "underground railroad" to get Jews out of Germany in WW II.
Many Catholic priests did speak in the pulpet against Hitler even when they faced arrest and death and many Catholic families hid Jewish families to save them from the Nazi terror.
When Hitler first came to power, some churches were with him, but soon many became disgusted with his methods. Ministers who preached against Hitler were arrested and taken to concentration camps. But Hitler especially hated Catholics - perhaps because he knew Pope Pius XI was in the background helping hundeds of Jews to safety or perhaps because Hitler had been expelled from Catholic elementary school.
Whatever the case, it is estimated that 1 million Catholics died in concentration camps and many convents and monastaries were despoiled and worse.
St Maximillan Kolbe, Catholic priest Saints of the era were many - among which were Maximillan Kolbea Catholic priest who substituted himself for a Polish soldier - Kolbe and others were sent to the starvation chamber, a 6' x 6' room with no windows where they sat until they died of dehydration.
It was common for men to drink their own urine and curse God, something the Nazi monsters enjoyed - however, those with the priest, Kolbe, were singing hymns right to the end and Nazi soldiers felt uncomfortable, avoiding the area. Finally Kolbe and 3 others were left - the soldiers finished them off with a shot of carbolic acid.
Kolbe was canonized by John Paul II. When a nurse came to finish off Brandsma's beaten body, with a shot of carbolic acid and felt bad about it, Fr Titus consoled her and told her he forgave her and knew she had no choice.
She did give him the death shot but later on, went to confession and back to the church of her birth where she had not gone in many years.
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St Edith Stein - convert to Catholicism from agnosticism Germans had only to find the right passages in his autobiography, Mein Kampf, to understand that Hitler literally demanded planetary conquest of them.
As he put it himself, world peace could not arrive until "that day when the man superior to all others will have conquered and subjugated the world.
He told one of his victorious commanders that he was now "more godlike than human," and was no longer "bound by the conventions of human morality. He felt that communism — every bit as much as capitalism — was a tool of the international Jewish conspiracy.
Therefore, an invasion of the Soviet Union and the construction of extermination camps were both direct blows against the global empire of the Jews. One careful observer said that "no one has surpassed him in the extent to which he allowed anti-semitism to grow into so intensive a mania.
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