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people, especially young people, are in danger of forgetting why Jews need
their own land and their own sovereign government and their own army.
I hope that
these two short paragraphs will be a sufficient reminder:
official action of the Catholic Church toward the new Nazi regime was to
recognize it. On July 8, 1933, the Vatican signed the Concordat with Hitler.
This agreement was Hitler’s first bilateral treaty with a foreign power, and it
was for him a significant diplomatic victory. Under the agreement, the Vatican
recognized Hitler’s regime and agreed to remove the Catholic Church and the
political parties affiliated with it from the political opposition.German bishops were obligated to swear an
oath of allegiance to the Nazi state. Throughout the war, even as news of
atrocities and genocide made their way into the common knowledge, the Vatican
never repudiated the Concordat.”
Catholic Church in Germany complied obediently with the role assigned it under
the Concordat. Although the church condemned other aspects of Nazi policy, such
as the euthanasia of the mentally ill, it never officially protested any of the
Nazi policies toward the Jews. On the contrary, Catholic churches actually
helped the Nazis to identify Jews by providing them access to church
genealogical records.Throughout the war
years, even after the fate of deported Jews was common knowledge, these
churches continued to share these vital records.”
With Israel (chapter 1, page 30) by David Brog, year 2006, FrontLine
Publishers, Lake Mary, Florida, ISBN: 9781599790503