All that's left is to prove that in nature there is no frontier between the organic and the inorganic. When understanding of the universe has become widespread, when the majority of men know that the stars are not sources of light but worlds, perhaps inhabited worlds like ours, then the Christian doctrine will be convicted of absurdity. Ian Kershaw ; Hitler: a Biography ; Norton; ed; pp. Evans noted that Hitler saw Christianity as "indelibly Jewish in origin and character" and a "prototype of Bolshevism", which "violated the law of natural selection".
The mere sight of these abortions in cassocks makes me wild! Derek Hastings Catholicism and the Roots of Nazism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. I'll have it reeling on the ropes. Frequently Hitler would become so worked up That he could not immediately retaliate raised h a white heat That he could not immediately retaliate raised him to a white heat Simon and Schuster. Detwiler, Donald S. Malabar, Florida: Robert E. Kreiger Publishing Company. H-German, H-Net Reviews. June, John S. Conway considered that Steigmann-Gall 's analysis differed from earlier interpretations only by "degree and timing", but that if Hitler's early speeches evidenced a sincere appreciation of Christianity, "this Nazi Christianity was eviscerated of all the most essential orthodox dogmas" leaving only "the vaguest impression combined with anti-Jewish prejudice Baynes, ed.
Mein Kampf. Ralph Mannheim, ed. New York: Howard Fertig. Cross and E. Livingston, eds. The Holy Reich. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. Ian Kershaw ; Hitler: a Biography; Norton; ed; p. Thus his relationship in public to Christianity—indeed his relationship to religion in general—was opportunistic.
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There is no evidence that Hitler himself, in his personal life, ever expressed any individual belief in the basic tenets of the Christian church. Once the war was over, he promised himself, he would root out and destroy the influence of the Christian Churches What Hitler could not accept was that Christianity could offer anything other than false 'ideas' to sustain its claim to moral certitude. Forty years afterwards he could still recall facing up to clergyman-teacher at his school when told how unhappy he would be in the afterlife: 'I've heard of a scientist who doubts whether there is a next world'.
Hitler believed that all religions were now 'decadent'; in Europe it was the 'collapse of Christianity that we are now experiencing'.
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He views Christianity as a symptom of decay. Rightly so. It is a branch of the Jewish race. This can be seen in the similarity of their religious rites. Both Judaism and Christianity have no point of contact to the animal element, and thus, in the end they will be destroyed. Stevens; Weinberg, Gerhard L. Hitler's Table Talk Secret Conversations.
New York: Enigma Books p. When it makes a mistake, it does so in good faith. It's Christianity that's the liar. It's in perpetual conflict with itself. Hitler's Table Talk — Secret Conversations. New York: Enigma Books pp.
He writes: " 'Once I have settled my other problem,' [Hitler] occasionally declared, 'I'll have my reckoning with the church. The Third Reich in Power.
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New York: Penguin. Hitler 'expected the end of the disease of Christianity to come about by itself once its falsehoods were self evident" Kershaw, Ian, Hitler, — Hubris , pp.
The New York Times. Retrieved Since the overwhelming majority of Germans were either Catholic or Protestant this goal had to be a long-term rather than a short-term Nazi objective. Heinemann Mandarin. Griffin, Roger Fascism's relation to religion in Blamires, Cyprian, World fascism: a historical encyclopedia, Volume 1 , p. Note that Goodrick-Clarke had previously maintained that Hess was no more than a guest to whom the Thule Society extended hospitality during the Bavarian revolution of Ernst Klett Verlag, p. Retrieved 23 January Petersen: Woher kommt die Nordrasse?
Hidden categories: Articles with French-language external links Webarchive template wayback links Articles with German-language external links Articles containing German-language text Articles needing POV-check from November All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Even in social housing construction, Nazi politics built on traditions of the Weimar Republic, but in the first instance reduced public support. In this case study the author particularly explains the inconsistencies of ideological input and impossible realization.
The labor ministry preferred the rationalized construction of small apartments, but this housing policy clashed with the national socialist ideal of rural settlement, which was promoted especially by the German Labor Front. Actually, housing construction had to be postponed and the left-over shells ended up as shanty-towns. Not more than one percent of German households were furnished with iceboxes in Scientists and industry took the initiative in development of the people's fridge and the project harmonized effectively with the campaign "Kampf dem Verderb" which was started as part of the "Vierjahresplan" in order to achieve autarchy.
The Volkswagen , however, was the people's product most related to the person of Hitler. In speeches regularly given at the Berlin automobile exhibitions, Hitler usurped the project and announced in February, , as one of the first administrative measures of his regime, a tax exemption for new car licenses. Motorways became "pyramids of the Third Reich" and the tripling of automobiles between and looked like a breakthrough towards mass motorization. The idea of a people's car had been popular in Germany since the Kaiserreich but increases in motorization remained small.
Plans for the Volkswagen , which had belonged to the competence of the German Labor Front since , included a small three-wheeler for a while. Changes in planning were not followed by a necessary adjustment of prices. As a result, it would have been impossible to produce the complete vehicle for the price proposed by the regime: RM Mass motorization, even at this low price, was hardly a practical scheme, since the monthly running costs of about 70 RM were only reasonable for the middle classes.
Megalomaniac production plans for 1. Autarchy projects financed by high petroleum taxes undermined mass motorization. Whereas the civilian version of the Volkswagen only existed as a prototype, it was declared fit for military service. In contrast, publicity frequently presented the "Kraft-durch-Freude-Wagen" as a means to foster tourism. However, Nazi promotion of tourism initially concentrated on all-expense tours and group excursions in order to put travelling Volksgemeinschaft on stage.
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Even the mental barriers of laborers were opposed to classless cruises. Because journeys were financed by membership fees of "Kraft durch Freude," the typical dominance of the middle class meant redistribution at the expense of the lower classes. A presentation of results organized in this way underlines the analytic attitude of the study, but involves some redundancies. Reactions of private industry to "people's products" hold the spotlight.
On the one hand, the consumer goods industry faced competitive pressure from inexpensive "people's products" and the prize freeze imposed in private enterprises lost substantial market shares. Homelands on the move: gender, space and dislocation in the Nazi resettlement of German minorities from Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
Seeing the world: photography, photojournalism, and visual pleasure in the Third Reich. Mobilisierung oder Erfassung?