Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust
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Release Date: Wednesday, July 14, 1999
Format: Paperback, 230 pages 6 x 9 inches
Publisher: Fortress Press
Item No: ED002031
Table of Contents
Leading scholars in the
field of Holocaust studies place the Nazi era in full historical
perspective. This book is a broad overview
of the Protestant and Catholic responses,
including institutional churches, the
theological faculties, and theologians, such
as Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Joseph Lortz.
Included are assessments of the German
Christian movement, the Confessing Church,
the German Catholic church, the Vatican, and
the free churches. Various responses and individuals—villains,
"The contention of this volume—that the German churches played a far more important role in the Nazi atrocities than has been hitherto realized—is convincingly documented here in a readable and provocative way."
— Marc H. Ellis
"The evidence amassed in this volume, not only of Christian accommodation to Nazism and of Christians' sometimes shared values with Nazism, but indeed of Christians' fervent affirmation of Nazism, should put to rest once and for all the idea that Christian conviction or affiliation was primarily a source of resistance to the National Socialist regime.... Betrayal is an outstanding and a deeply troubling book. Its power is cumulative and relentless, and it is richly deserving of a popular readership."
— Dagmar Herzog, in Tikkun, vol. 16, no. 3
Robert P. Ericksen and Susannah Heschel
- Assessing the Heritage: German Protestant Theologians, Nazis, and the "Jewish Question"
Robert P. Ericksen
- Storm Troopers of Christ: The German Christian Movement and the Ecclesiastical Final Solution
Doris L. Bergen
- When Jesus Was an Aryan: The Protestant Church and Antisemitic Propaganda
- The Confessing Church and Antisemitism: Protestant Identity, German Nationhood, and the Exclusion of Jews
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hitler's Persecution of the Jews
Kenneth C. Barnes
- Pius XII, the Jews, and the German Catholic Church
- Joseph Lortz and a Catholic Accommodation with National Socialism
Michael B. Lukens
- Post-Holocaust Theology: German Theological Responses since 1945
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