Twisted Cross: The German Christian Movement in the Third Reich
How did Germany's Christians respond to Nazism? In "Twisted Cross, " Doris Bergen addresses one important element of this response by focusing on the 600,000 self-described "German Christians, " who sought to expunge all Jewish elements from the Christian church. In a process that became more daring as Nazi plans for genocide unfolded, this group of Protestant lay people a...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published March 4th 1996 by University of North Carolina Press
(first published March 1st 1996)
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Fascinating book. Better than Steigmann-Gall's in my opinion. I disagree with some of the conclusions that are drawn (mainly how serious to take "German Christianity" in the scope of Church history) but this is definitely an eye opener and fascinating peek into a very, very strange time in the history of the Church.