Steigmann-Gall, The Holy Reich

  title={Steigmann-Gall, The Holy Reich},
  author={Ernst Piper},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={47 - 57}
  • Ernst Piper
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
Steigmann-Gall confronts us with the provocative thesis that National Socialism was in reality a Christian movement. He wishes to correct the ‘mistaken belief of the last 50 years’ that the nazi movement was stamped by a basic hostility to Christianity. Steigmann-Gall's thesis is original. But it does not convince. The list of crown prosecution witnesses he calls to the bar has no consistency and lacks the necessary weight. Steigmann-Gall mistakes the ideological nature of nazism, which in… 
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