Mark Humphrys (politics)


Fascism - Christianity and the Holocaust

  The 1930s

The Holocaust

After the war

The Catholic church was neutral in WW2

Catholic Ireland was neutral in WW2

Nazi Croatia - Catholic genocide

Christianity and the Holocaust

The Holocaust did not come out of nowhere. It was not a random choice that the Jews were selected as the targets. The Holocaust was the climax of a thousand years of killing and persecution by the Christians.

The belief of the German people in national socialism is surely a warning against belief systems in general, and a reminder of the value of scepticism. I fear, unfortunately, that this is not a very widely drawn lesson.

Hitler was a Catholic:

Anti-Semitic children's book from Nazi Germany.
The text reads: "When you see a cross, then think of the horrible murder by the Jews on Golgotha ..."
From here.

Hitler leaving church.
From here.

The 1930s

Hitler having Christmas dinner.
From here.

Hitler having Christmas dinner in Germany in Dec 1941.
From here.

The Holocaust

Clergy bless the formation of a Division of the Waffen SS in the Ukraine, 1943.
From here.

After the war

The face of evil: Bishop Alois Hudal.

Summary - The Catholic church was neutral in WW2

Christian chaplain accompanying Nazi soldiers as they butcher civilian families.
From here.

"Hitler: The Atheist (Quiz Show)" by "NonStampCollector" makes some really serious points.

1941-45: Pope Benedict XVI serves in the Hitler Youth and in the Nazi military.
2010: Pope Benedict XVI links atheists to Nazis: "Britain and her leaders stood against a Nazi tyranny that wished to eradicate God from society and denied our common humanity to many, especially the Jews ... As we reflect on the sobering lessons of the atheist extremism of the twentieth century, let us never forget how the exclusion of God, religion and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of society".
Meme from here.

The Catholic church, had it taken a strong moral position early and held it, could have stopped the Holocaust. The Nazis would have backed down. They would have contented themselves with just discrimination against the Jews, not mass killing.

But the church did not. Because the churches do not just stand for good and against evil. That would be "naive" and "simplistic".


"May God welcome in His mercy the soul of the illustrious deceased".
- The Vatican on the death of Arafat in 2004.
When Hitler died in 1945, the Catholic church ordered a requiem mass to be said in all churches for his soul, that Hitler be admitted to paradise.
Having learnt nothing from WW2, in 2004 the Vatican prays that the great Jew-killer of the modern age, Yasser Arafat, be admitted to paradise.

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