Nazism, Christianity and Political Religion: A Debate

  title={Nazism, Christianity and Political Religion: A Debate},
  author={Richard John Evans},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={5 - 7}
  • R. Evans
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
The relationship of German National Socialism to religion in general, and Christianity in particular, has recently moved to the forefront of historical enquiry. The postwar decades saw the Churches publishing a large quantity of research and documentation testifying to their sufferings under nazism. Hundreds of priests and pastors had been arrested, many had been killed, lay organizations connected with the Churches had been forcibly closed down, and persecution had been general and severe. By… 
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