The Nazis and the church
- In 1933 nearly all Germans were Christians. Roughly one-third were Roman Catholic and two-thirds protestant. The protestant church had more members than any other organisation including the Nazi party.
- Religion was powerful. People who believed in God might be less likley to worship Hitler as the leader of Germany
- The church taught it's people very clear rules of behaviour and attitude. What if this conflicted with what the Nazi's wanted?
- The Nazis were worried that church meetings could be used to spread anti-nazi ideas
- Many church members…