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Roger J. Stanyard's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by Roger J. Stanyard

HughCaldwell "Agreed but, since Adolf was a Roman Catholic, he got hsi anti-Semitism from his Roman Catholic heritage. The population, of Germany, with its small Jewish population was Lutheran and Catholic. Staunchly Catholic Poland was home to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Treblinka."

Only marginally Lutheran (and I could be wrong on that - post war West Germany was predominantly Catholic and there were a lot of strange religious cults and beliefs that sprung up in Germany in the 1920s). As I say, anti-semitism was rife even in Protestant countries including the UK. One of the most anti-semitic organisation of that era, the Ku Klux Klan, described itself as a religious organisation and never admitted Catholics. The Nazis also had their own church which was Protestant.

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