ADOLF HITLER: THE SON OF YAHWEH GOD!

ADOLF HITLER, A SON OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, AND HIS FIGHT FOR CHRISTIANITY!

The following evidence shows that:

Hitler was born and baptized into Catholicism

Hitlers hate for jews came from his Racial Life-Law (Christian background) and for what he seen the parasite (subhuman) jews doing to Germany and the Aryan Race.

His early personal notes shows his interest in religion and Biblical views.

He believed that the Bible represented the history of mankind.

His German Reich platform (their version of a constitution) included a section on Positive Christianity, and he never removed it.

He confessed his Christianity.

He tried to establish a united Reich German Church.

Hitler allowed the destruction of Jewish synagogues and temples, but not Christian churches.

He encouraged Nazis to worship in Christian churches.

He spoke of his Christian beliefs in his speeches and proclamations.

His contemporaries, friends, Protestant ministers and Catholics priests, including the Vatican, thought of Hitler as a Christian.

The Catholic Church never excommunicated Hitler. He died a Catholic.

To ignore the evidence of Hitler's Christianity demonstrates how power of belief can obscure the facts.

Introduction:

The history of Adolf Hitler reported by so-called “Judeo-Christian” authors usually attempt to show him as un-Christian or avoid discussions of his religion altogether. This should not surprise anyone considering the Jewish takeover of Our People. They wanna lie to us and make lies that make us follow their “God,” Satan (John 8:44, Rev. 3.9).

Unfortunately most books about Hitler, from a religious viewpoint, come as bowdlerized accounts containing flagrant inaccuracies. There occur many versions, some of which view Hitler with combinations of occultism, atheism, anti-religion, anti-Christian, etc. Some authors blend the anti-clerical views of Martin Bormann, the mystical beliefs of Rosenberg, or the occult views of Himmler with Hitler in an attempt to rewrite history. Almost all the sources for Hitler's alleged apostasy come from Bormann's edited version of Hitler's Table Talk (for a closer examination, see "Hitler's table talk and other extraneous sources"). But Hitler was not Bormann, Rosenberg or Himmler and their views do not reflect Hitler's beliefs. Hitler abscised himself from the views of Bormann, Rosenberg, and Himmler and he demanded support for his view of "positive" Christianity as was written into the Nazi party program. If you examine the historical record with raw honesty, you will find that these counter-Christian claims about Hitler simply do not hold up.

The goal is to educate without resorting to ad homenims or dishonesty. Indeed, it will take certain courage and honesty for any so-called “Judeo-Christian” to read this without feeling offended. However, I admire anyone who attempts to read this, and hope that they will do further research, check the sources, and reserve judgment.

This information comes not from my beliefs or my interpretation of his beliefs. The information comes directly from the very words of Hitler himself, from his private notes, conversations, writings, speeches and the people who knew him. I will show that he clearly reveals his Christianity, not only from his paraphrasing of the Bible, but from his confession as a Christian, his triune god-like actions and how his faith parallels the belief of many Christians today.

Hitler, the Christian

Hitler not only got brought up as a Catholic Christian, but he expressed his Christian views into adulthood, including his period as Chancellor of the German Third Reich. One only need read Mein Kampf to see the extent of his Biblical beliefs. The German populace knew well about Hitler's book and it became a best-seller second only to the Bible. Furthermore, Hitler expressed his Christian feelings even more intensely in his speeches and proclamations throughout his power reign.

Although some might counter that Hitler's admission to Christianity, by itself, does not make one a Christian, how else can an individual convey to another his religion except from their own confession? One of the tenants of Christian belief, indeed the definition of a Christian, comes from the Pauline epistiles in regards to faith in Jesus:

Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

-Galatians 2:16

To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

-Romans 3:26-28

Paul, by declaring faith in Jesus over law, effectively separated Christianity from Judaism. It came from these Pauline declarations that first defined Christianity.

Adolf Hitler would never once criticize God or Jesus. He always maintained an honor and belief in Jesus. This alone put him as a Christian believer. But Hitler went beyond just belief in Jesus; he devoted his entire political life to heroic deeds aimed at protecting a race of people in the pure image of God. Some claim that Hitler lied when promoting religion, for political reasons (without citing a shred of evidence), but nothing in the historical record indicates this, nor would there appear any reason for him to do so. Why spend so much valuable resources to rid Germany of Jews if not from some profound justification? Hate of Jews alone cannot explain it. The hate must stem from some source and the historical record shows that anti-Judaism had long lived in the minds of Christians ever since Paul separated his community of believers from the law and people of Judaism.

Just as revealingly, not only did Hitler present his religious beliefs in his speeches, but his own private notes reveal the influence of the Bible, long before he came into power. In one of his notes, he describes the Bible as the monumental history of mankind and used the old testament race laws as the foundation for his views against the Jews, which later turned into the Nazi Nuremberg race laws [Maser, p.282]

Many so-called '“Judeo-Christians” have attempted to destroy Hitler's claimed Christianity by pointing out that his actions did not appear Christian-like (whatever that means). Therefore, so the hypothesis goes, no "true" Christian would cause "evil" deeds. But again, the Bible does not define Christianity in terms of deeds regardless of how good or evil they seen (The "true evil is the jew). Yet it came through his very deeds that Hitler confessed his work for the Lord:

Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.

-Hitler (Mein Kampf)

Hitler's work of the Lord only agrees with Biblical scripture:

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

-Colossians 3:17

Hitler not only believed in Jesus (which alone made him a Christian) but his work against the Jews came straight from Christian theological reasoning just as had many Christian saints of the past. His Christian expressions of "Lord God," "Living Christ," and "Lord and Savior" indicates his acknowledgement of Jesus as God and his acceptance of a resurrected Christ (for what else can "Living" and "Savior" mean except from a resurrected state?). Hitler also believed in the supernatural concept of life after death. In Mein Kampf he wrote, "a religion in the Aryan sense cannot be imagined which lacks the conviction of survival after death in some form."

Another indication of Hitler's beliefs about religion comes from his private library of numerous books. Although most of Hitler's books came as gifts from writers and publishers, those where he penciled and underlined sections reveal, not only the books that he read, but also those that he commented on and had an interest in. Timothy W. Ryback, who examined Hitler's books, found more than 130 books devoted to spirituality and religion including the teachings of Jesus Christ. Some of the titles included, Sunday Meditations; On Prayer; A Primer for Religious Questions, Large and Small; Large Truths About Mankind, the World and God; a German translation of E. Stanley Jones's 1931 best seller, The Christ of the Mount; and a 500-page work on the life and teachings of Jesus, published in 1935 under the title The Son: The Evangelical Sources and Pronouncements of Jesus of Nazareth in Their Original Form and With the Jewish Influences. Ryback also found a leather-bound tome -- with WORTE CHRISTI, or "Words of Christ," embossed in gold on the cover -- According to Ryback, it "was well worn, the silky, supple leather peeling upward in gentle curls along the edges. Human hands had obviously spent a lot of time with this book.... I scanned the book for marginalia that might suggest a close study of the text. A white-silk bookmark, preserved in its original perfection between pages 22 and 23 (only the portion exposed to the air had deteriorated), lay across a description of the Last Supper as related by Saint John. A series of pages that followed contained only a single aphorism each: 'Believe in God' (page 31), 'Have no fear, just believe' (page 52), 'If you believe, anything is possible' (page 53), and so on, all the way to page 95, which offers the solemn wisdom 'Many are called but few are chosen.'" [Ryback]

After reading Hitler's book and his speeches, one cannot help but realize that Hitler believed in fate and the guiding hand of Providence. Like many powerful religious people, he thought of himself as a sort of messiah, chosen by God. In 1943, while the war still raged on, the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (forerunner of the CIA) commissioned the psychoanalyst, Walter Langer, to develop a "psychological profile" of Adolf Hitler. Langer looked at all the, then, available material about Hitler, including Mein Kampf, his speeches, and interviews with former Hitler associates. Langer concluded:

A survey of all the evidence forces us to conclude that Hitler believes himself destined to become an Immortal Hitler, chosen by God to be the New Deliverer of Germany and the Founder of a new social order for the world. He firmly believes this and is certain that in spite of all the trials and tribulations through which he must pass he will finally attain that goal. The one condition is that he follow the dictates of the inner voice that have guided and protected him in the past.

Langer hypothesized the most likely scenario if Hitler faced defeat where, in a "prescient moment," Hitler's belief in divine protection would compel him to fight to the bitter end, "drag[ging] a world with us -- a world in flames," and ultimately, he would take his own life. [Ryback]

Puzzling as it may seem, some so-called “Judeo-Christians” want to see a suicidal Hitler as "evidence" for his alleged apostasy because, according to Catholic doctrine, the act of suicide results in "mortal sin." But these same accusers don't seem to realize that Hitler's suicide occurred well after his preemptive war and the Jewish holohoax. Of course none of this matters because, according to so-called “Judeo-Christian” beliefs (Protestant or Catholic), regardless of how sinful one lives, sin alone cannot excuse a person from Christianity, even though it may keep you from Heaven (whatever that means).

Unfortunately, either through ignorance, subterfuge or sheer self-deceit, modern Christians will adhere to anything to escape a religious Hitler. Christians love to point out that Hitler imprisoned priests and nuns, some of them dying in concentration camps; therefore he must have had anti-Christian feelings, so the reasoning goes. But the Nazis imprisoned people of many faiths, including a few Nazis who stood in Hitler's way. But the Nazis condemned these people for their political views against the NSDAP government, never for their Christian religious beliefs.

Adolf Hitler was brutally honest in his fanaticism and beliefs. Nowhere do we find him denouncing Jesus; nothing in the record shows him expressing hatred toward Christians for their beliefs; not at anytime does he destroy Christian churches or attempt to eliminate the Christian religion. Even though Hitler had political problems with the hierarchy of the churches, he spent inordinate amount of time attempting to unite the Churches into one German Reich Church and spoke for establishing what he called real Christianity. His reach for uniting Christianity brought conflict within the denominations and created political divisions. It came from this that Hitler sometimes spoke against Christianity as a power structure, but never against Christianity as a belief system. (Note that many prominent Christians, throughout history, had spoken against their own religions, or other competing Christian religions). Although the historical record does show that, along with Jews and gypsies, a small number of Christians did die in work camps, these death sentences resulted from their political views against Nazism, not because of their religion, faith in God, or because Hitler hated Christians. The antifa people of the time could join their friends… His religious reasoning for hating jewish people was due to the scriptures and what them jews did to Germany.

Hitler makes his position clearly known about priests violating state concerns when he said:

So long as they concern themselves with their religious problems the State does not concern itself with them. But so soon as they attempt by any means whatsoever--by letters, Encyclica, or otherwise-- to arrogate to themselves rights which belong to the State alone we shall force them back into their proper spiritual, pastoral activity.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech delivered in Berlin on the May Day festival, 1937 [Baynes]

Hitler fully realized that his political enemies were making accusations against him and although he didn't have to, he explicitly makes his position known about his feelings for religion:

Amongst the accusations which are directed against Germany in the so called democracies is the charge that the National Socialist State is hostile to religion. In answer to that charge I should like to make before the German people the following solemn declaration:

1. No one in Germany has in the past been persecuted because of his religious views (Einstellung), nor will anyone in the future be so persecuted....

The Churches are the greatest landed proprietors after the State... Further, the Church in the National Socialist State is in many ways favoured in regard to taxation, and for gifts, legacies, &c., it enjoys immunity from taxation.

It is therefore, to put mildly-- effrontery when especially foreign politicians make bold to speak of hostility to religion in the Third Reich....

I would allow myself only one question: what contributions during the same period have France, England, or the United States made through the State from the public funds?

3. The National Socialist State has not closed a church, nor has it prevented the holding of a religious service, nor has it ever exercised any influence upon the form of a religious service. It has not exercised any pressure upon the doctrine nor on the profession of faith of any of the Confessions. In the National Socialist State anyone is free to seek his blessedness after his own fashion....

There are ten thousands and ten thousands of priests of all the Christian Confessions who perform their ecclesiastical duties just as well as or probably better than the political agitators without ever coming into conflict with the laws of the State....

This State has only once intervened in the internal regulation of the Churches, that is when I myself in 1933 endeavoured to unite the weak and divided Protestant Churches of the different States into one great and powerful Evangelical Church of the Reich. That attempt failed through the opposition of the bishops of some States; it was therefore abandoned. For it is in the last resort not our task to defend or even to strengthen the Evangelical Church through violence against its own representatives....

But on one point it is well that there should be no uncertainty: the German priest as servant of God we shall protect, the priest as political enemy of the German State we shall destroy.

-Adolf Hitler, a speech in the Reichstag on 30 Jan. 1939 [Baynes]

Hitler emphasized that he attached the greatest importance to cooperation with the Catholic church and spoke of himself as a Catholic:

I am absolutely convinced of the great power and the deep significance of the Christian religion, and consequently will not permit any other founders of religion (Religionsstifter). Therefore I have turned against Ludendoriff and separated myself from him; therefore I reject Rosenberg's book. That book is written by a Protestant. It is not a party book. It is not written by him as a member of the party. The Protestants can settle matters with him. My desire is that no confessional conflict arise. I must act correctly to both confessions. I will not tolerate a Kulturkampf.... I stand by my word. I will protect the rights and freedom of the church and will not permit them to be touched. You need have no apprehensions concerning the freedom of the church.

-Hitler [quoted from Helmreich, p.241]

As for schools, it was a matter of utmost importance to the Catholic hierarchy, and agreed to by the Reich Concordat between the Nazis and the Vatican. Hitler went on in this observation:

Secular schools can never be tolerated because such a school has no religious instruction and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith. from our point of view as representatives of the state, we need believing people. A dark cloud threatens from Poland. We have need of soldiers, believing solders. Believing solders are the most valuable ones. They give their all. Therefore we will maintain the confessional schools in order to train believing people through the schools, but this depends upon having truly believing teachers, not by chance Marxists who do not stand fully by their religious faith, as teachers.

-Hitler, [quoted from Helmreich, p.241]

Notice how Hitler spoke of the schools he wanted for his kindred.

Although there did occur secret anti-Church actions carried out (mostly by Bormann and Roesnburg), such as requiring the resignations of the priests from the party, but when Hitler found out about this, Hitler ruled that forced resignations and expulsions of the clergy from the party should stop. Hitler himself ordered his chief associates, Göring and Goebbels to retain their church membership as did he too remain a member until his death.

Although Hitler officially held Catholic status, his actual religious views resembled that of Protestantism. He rejected many of the political Catholic teachings and moved toward a Protestant view of Christianity. After all, Germany gave birth to Protestantism which reflected a more Aryan view compatible to Hitler's "positive" view of Christianity. Hitler had confessed to Albert Speer, "Through me the Protestant Church could become the established church, as in England." [from Richard Steigmann-Gall's The Holy Reich] This Protestant view, no doubt, gave fuel to the modern (and ignorant) idea that Hitler opposed Christianity. Of course Catholics had, up to that time, always opposed Protestantism as a form of True Christianity, but they never accused Hitler of Christian apostasy. Today, however, the Catholic propaganda uses Hitler's favoritism toward Protestantism as a bases to make him look anti-Christian (while never mentioning his Protestant views) when in reality Hitler opposed political Catholicism when it conflicted with the Nazi state.

If you doubt the sincerity of non-Christians to make claims about Hitler's belief in God, or from Hitler himself, then on whose authority could you possibly derive the evidence? I submit that the majority of believing German Christians believed wholeheartedly in Hitler's sincerity toward God. If one cannot take the word from fellow believers, the what does that say about Christian beliefs? Moreover, Catholic and Protestant leaders felt convinced of Hitler's belief. As an example, the Catholic Cardinal Faulhaber of Munich visited Hitler at his mountain retreat at Obersalzburg in November 1936. Faulhaber observed:

Without doubt the chancellor lives in faith in God. He recognizes Christianity as the foundation of Western culture.

-Cardinal Faulhaber [quoted from Helmreich, p.279]

And if you think that the Church hierarchy did not feel convinced of Hitler's belief in God and Christianity, then why oh why would Pope Pius XII in 1939 instruct Cardinal Bertram to send a birthday message to Hitler: "warmest congratulations to the Fuhrer in the name of the bishops and the dioceses in Germany" which was added, "fervent prayers which the Catholics of Germany are sending to heaven on their altars."? These greetings became a tradition and were sent every April 20th.

If you cannot take the word of Hitler's own words in his claim of Christianity, or contemporary Christian believers, or bishops, or cardinals or Popes, then what other Christian authority could you possibly turn to?

The rest of the following text aims to show that, not only did Hitler's actions compare with the actions of the alleged Jesus, but that his deeds appeared similar to God-like actions in the Bible. Indeed Hitler's beliefs and deeds resemble the actions of many acknowledged prominent Christians of the past and present. The comparisons to God and Jesus come from the Bible and the comparison to past Christian deeds, comes from the history of Christians themselves.

Comparing Hitler to the Biblical God

Except the Lord build the house, they labour in main that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

-Psalms 127:1

Hitler had familiarity with this verse and saw God as his aid to his German Reich when he said:

Except the Lord built the house they labour in vain.... The truth of that text was proved if one looks at the house of which the foundations were laid in 1918 and which since then has been in building.... The world will not help, the people must help itself. Its own strength is the source of life. That strength the Almighty has given us to use; that in it and through it we may wage the battle of our life.... The others in the past years have not had the blessing of the Almighty-- of Him Who in the last resort, whatever man may do, holds in His hands the final decision. Lord God, let us never hesitate or play the coward, let us never forget the duty which we have taken upon us.... We are all proud that through God's powerful aid we have become once more true Germans.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech in March 1933 [Baynes]

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...

-Genesis 1:26

Hitler took this Biblical belief to heart; he held justification for a superior race on the foundation of his belief that man should fit God's image:

A folkish state must therefore begin by raising marriage from the level of a continuous defilement of the race, and give it the consecration of an institution which is called upon to produce images of the Lord and not monstrosities halfway between man and ape.

-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

Genesis Chapter 3 speaks of the expulsion from paradise and Hitler takes notice of this:

...the fall of man in paradise has always been followed by his expulsion.

-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

With our belief in the dilution of the races, Hitler also prophesied that if no one did anything about the purification of the races, the image of God would decrease:

But if out of smugness, or even cowardice, this battle is not fought to its end, then take a look at the peoples five hundred years from now. I think you will find but few images of God, unless you want to profane the Almighty.

-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

Hitler's Biblical beliefs shows clearly where he got the notion for offensive action:

...the world has no reason for fighting in our defense, and as a matter of principle God does not make cowardly nations free...

-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

Of course we well know that Hitler wanted to get rid of the Jews but how many Christians realize that his main justification aimed to protect the image (The Aryan White Race) of the Lord?

Certainly we don't have to discuss these matters with the Jews, the most modern inventors of this cultural perfume. Their whole existence is an embodied protest against the aesthetics of the Lord's image.

-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.

And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

-Exodus 12:29-30

Note that German eugenics did not originate with Hitler. Rather the idea of eugenics as a moral necessity began in the 1920s by theologians who advocated eugenics legislation. Moreover, many German Protestants felt comfortable with the racialist precepts that underlay Nazi eugenicism. This fit in with their belief of physical abnormality as an index of sin, a sign of moral and social degeneration. The Austrian born Hitler simply incorporated the idea that existed within Austrian-German Christians for years. Fully half of all victims of the Nazi's euthanasia action came from church institutions. [Steigmann-Gall]

The LORD is a man of war.

-Exodus 15:3

Hitler, also a man of war, fought the jews in World War II and all the scum of the earth.

And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain.

-Deuteronomy 2:34

Hitler made them communist crawl on their knees until Zionist brought their fake money and payed everyone to destroyed Germany.

Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

-I Samuel 15:3

Hitler attempted to utterly destroy the Jews and all that they had and had millions of men, women, and infants executed. As for animals, Hitler had far more compassion than the Biblical God; he felt kindness for animals.

(Note: Adolf Hitler was a prophet of God.)

Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

-Joel 3:9-10

Hitler appealed to the German populace, building up their military might, and prepared them them for RaHoWa (Racial Holy War) war:

Their sword will become our plow, and from the tears of war the daily bread of future generations will grow.

-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

Nuremberg Race Laws

It should also enlighten one to realize that the Nuremberg Race Laws of 1935, signed by Hitler, and according to Julius Streicher, got based on the Old Testament laws forbidding marriages between Jews and non-Jews.

These race laws forbade marriages between Jews and subjects of the state of Germany and that Marriages between Jews and Germans became invalid. Even extramarital intercourse between Jews and German citizens, or related blood got deemed illegal as it should always be.

During the trials against Nazi war criminals, Julius Streicher admitted that he influenced the racial laws and said the following:

I have written such articles again and again; and in my articles I have repeatedly emphasized the fact that the Jews should serve as an example to every race, for they created the racial law for themselves-- the law of Moses, which says, 'If you come into a foreign land you shall not take unto yourself foreign women.' And that, Gentlemen, is of tremendous importance in judging the Nuremberg Laws.. These laws of the Jews were taken as a model for these laws. When after centuries, the Jewish lawgiver Ezra demonstrated that notwithstanding many Jews had married non-Jewish women, these marriages were dissolved. That was the beginning of Jewry which, because it introduced these racial laws, has survived throughout the centuries, while all other races and civilizations have perished.

-Trial of The Major War Criminals Before the International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, 1945, Vol. 12)

If anyone doubts the Biblical laws against marriage, one need only read: Genesis 28:1, 6; Deuteronomy 7:1-3; Leviticus 20: 2, 26; Ezra 9:1-2, 12; Nehemiah 13: 23-30.

A few of the Ezra verses that Streicher refers to, read as follows:

Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even the Cannaanites, the Hitites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass. (Ezra 9:1,:2) And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken they commandments. Which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land with the filthiness of the people of the lands with their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their uncleanness. Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neithertake their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever. (Ezra 9:10-12)

We know that the Bible influenced Hitler's views on race laws because Hitler says so in his own private notes. In one of these notes, Hitler included his religious views of race laws under the outline of The Bible-- Monumental History of Mankind. (see the transcript by clicking here).

Comparing Hitler to the Biblical Jesus

Hitler with Whip

My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before in the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.... And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people.... When I go out in the morning and see these men standing in their queues and look into their pinched faces, then I believe I would be no Christian, but a very devil if I felt no pity for them, if I did not, as did our Lord two thousand years ago, turn against those by whom to-day this poor people is plundered and exploited.

--Adolf Hitler, in his speech on 12 April 1922

Hitler not only believed he did the Lords work, but he thought of himself as a sort of saviour of Germany, and emulated Jesus of the New Testament. His friend Dietrich Eckart told of overhearing Hitler showing off to a lady by denouncing Berlin in extravagant terms: ". . . the luxury, the perversion, the iniquity, the wanton display and the Jewish materialism disgusted me so thoroughly that I was almost beside myself. I nearly imagined myself to be Jesus Christ when he came to his Father's Temple and found the money changers." Eckart described Hitler as "brandishing his whip and exclaimed that it was his mission to descend upon the capital like a Christ and scourge the corrupt." [Toland p. 143]

(See John 2:14-15 where Jesus drove out the money changers with a "scourge of small cords" [a whip]).

The following examples show further how Hitler compared with Jesus of the Bible.

If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews.

-Jesus in John 18:36 [NRSV]

Of course Hitler lived in this world and, indeed, his followers fought for him against the Jews.

On the 4th of June, 1922, as Hitler entered Stadelheim prison for inciting a riot, he compared himself with Jesus when he told his followers:

Two thousand years ago the mob of Jerusalem dragged a man to execution in just this way. [Toland, p.115]

Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

-Matthew 23:33

Hitler took Jesus to heart when he said:

My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice... And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech on 12 April 1922 [Baynes]

And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

-Jesus in Mark 13:7-8

Although Hitler did not take it to such Biblical extremes, He certainly did not appear troubled by war. He considered war a necessity (needs be) to save Germany for his future Reich.

But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

-Jesus in Luke 19:27

Many of Hitler's followers thought that his "Third Reich" would last a thousand years, and in the autumn of 1941, at Wolfsschanze, Hitler said:

I am Fuhrer of a Reich that will last for a thousand years to come. No power can shake the German Reich now. Divine Providence has willed it that I carry the fulfillment of a Germanic task.

In an interview with Richard Breiting, Hitler said:

We judge by the spiritual energy which a people is capable of putting forth, which will enable it in ten years to recapture what it has lost in a thousand years of warfare. I intend to set up a thousand-year Reich and anyone who supports me in this battle is a fellow-fighter for a unique spiritual-- I would almost say divine-- creation.

Adolf Hilter, June 1931, [Calic]

For Jesus himself testified , that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.

-John 4:44

And Hitler wrote:

...that is why the prophet seldom has any honor in his own country.

-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what they right hand doeth.

-Jesus in Matthew 6:3

And Hitler:

First, therefore, he goes about making up to the people for his previous sins against them. He begins his career as the 'benefactor' of mankind. Since his new benevolence has a practical foundation, that the left hand should not know what the right hand giveth; no, whether he likes it or not, he must reconcile himself to letting as many people as possible know how deeply he feels the sufferings of the masses and all the sacrifices that he himself is making to combat them.

-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

-Matthew 26:2

Comparing Hitler to Christians

Although many so-called “Judeo-Christians” may want to deny it, there simply occurs no way to honestly avoid the destructive actions by Christians throughout the history of Christianity. Not only did many prominent Christians perform or condone atrocities, but the established Christian denominations supported wars, inquisitions, and exterminations of other faiths and even heretical sects of their own religion. Adolf Hitler simply acted as one of many along a long line of Christians who used his beliefs as a foundation for his actions.

Hitler grew up in the anti-jewish Austrian/German Catholic culture of his time. A priest baptized him. He got educated in a Catholic monastery under the schooling of Padre Bernhard Groner. On the way to the monastery, Hitler had to pass by a stone arch which had a carved monastery's coat of arms which included a swastika (which some speculate gave him the inspiration for the Nazi cross). He attended the choir. He attended religious services and festivals. An abbot became his idol and he hoped to join the Church as a priest. As a child he used to wear a kitchen apron pretending himself a priest giving sermons. In 1904 Hitler got confirmed at the Linz Cathedral. [Toland] As he grew older, other Christians influenced him, Catholic and Protestant alike. He always paid his church taxes on time. He remained a member in good standing of the Church of Rome until his death. And in 1941 Hitler said:

"I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so."

Although Hitler had a strong Catholic childhood, he slowly became more Protestant-like as he grew older. He read evangelist literature and he greatly admired Martin Luther (Heroic Jew hater). Many of his actions fulfilled what Luther desired in his book "On the Jews and their lies" (1543). It appears clear from Hitler's own writings that he despised the jews and it came directly from the community of Christians:

I was not in agreement with the sharp anti-Semitic tone, but from time to time I read arguments which gave me some food for thought. At all events, these occasions slowly made me acquainted with the man and the movement, which in those days guided Vienna's destinies: Dr. Karl Lueger and the Christian Social Party.

-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

How many of my basic principles were upset by this change in my attitude toward the Christian Social movement! My views with regard to anti-Semitism thus succumbed to the passage of time, and this was my greatest transformation of all.

-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

And we know that were the great German reformer [Martin Luther] with us to-day he would rejoice to be freed from the necessity of his own time and, like Ulrich von Hutten, his last prayer would be not for the Churches of the separate States: it would be of Germany that he would think and of the Evangelical Church of Germany.

-Adolf Hitler, in his Proclamation at the Parteitag at Nuremberg on 5 Sept. 1934 [Baynes]

Throughout the history of Christianity, priests and religious leaders have excommunicated those who desecrated the image of the Lord. Hitler appears just like a medieval priest when he wrote:

Anyone who dares to lay hands on the highest image of the Lord commits sacrilege against the benevolent creator of this miracle and contributes to the expulsion from paradise.

-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

Note how the following reads like many Religious Right sermons of today:

Parallel to the training of the body a struggle against the poisoning of the soul must begin. Our whole public life today is like a hothouse for sexual ideas and simulations. Just look at the bill of fare served up in our movies, vaudeville and theaters, and you will hardly be able to deny that this is not the right kind of food, particularly for the youth... Theater, art, literature, cinema, press, posters, and window displays must be cleansed of all manifestations of our rotting world and placed in the service of a moral, political, and cultural idea.

-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

But even more: all at once the Jew also becomes liberal and begins to rave about the necessary progress of mankind.

-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

Just as many preachers today speak against the unfaithful, Hitler fought against atheism and felt convinced that people require faith:

We were convinced that the people needs and requires this faith. We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a few theoretical declarations: we have stamped it out.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech in Berlin on 24 Oct. 1933 [Baynes]

Most Christians rail against occultism and mystical thinking. So did Hitler:

We will not allow mystically-minded occult folk with a passion for exploring the secrets of the world beyond to steal into our Movement. . .

-Adolf Hitler, in Nuremberg on 6 Sept. 1938 [Baynes]

Hitler even defines Christianity in his own terms, just as many Christians do today in opposing communism, atheism, degeneracy and crime in what he calls "real Christianity:

National Socialism neither opposes the Church nor is it anti-religious, but on the contrary it stands on the ground of a real Christianity....

For their interests cannot fail to coincide with ours alike in our fight against the symptoms of degeneracy in the world of to-day, in our fight against a Bolshevist culture, against atheistic movement, against criminality, and in our struggle for a consciousness of a community in our national life... These are not anti-Christian, these are Christian principles!

-Adolf Hitler, in his speech at Koblenz, to the Germans of the Saar, 26 Aug. 1934 [Baynes]

Politically, Hitler acted from a dictatorial stance to enforce what he called "positive Christianity." The original twenty-five point party program, a Constitution of the Nazi party, included a demand for liberty "for all religious denominations in the State" and that it stood for "positive Christianity." Hitler insisted and declared the twenty-five points as unalterable [Toland p. 218] (in spite of the anti-Catholic feelings of Martin Bormann). Hitler got his way.

Hitler stressed the importance of a strong, well-organized Evangelical church which would work in close cooperation with the state. He conceived of creating one large united Protestant church to stand parallel to the Catholic Church. And to the Catholics, Hitler wanted their freedom of spiritual and educational power, as long as they did not come in conflict with the political will of the government. Thus, the Germans and the Vatican worked for an agreement, conducted by Eugenio Pacelli (who became Pope Pius XII in 1939). On July 20, 1933, the Nazis and the Vatican singed the Reich Concordat, establishing the freedom and power of the Catholic Church in Germany.

If anyone has doubts as to the support of the German Churches for Hitler, one need only to examine the respects paid to him during his birthday by Church leaders throughout Germany and the Vatican. For example, Pope Pius XII initiated the celebration of Hitler every April 20, whereby Hitler received a message stating: "warmest congratulations to the Fuhrer in the name of the bishops and the dioceses in Germany with "fervent prayers which the Catholics of Germany are sending to heaven on their altars."

Hitler once celebrated Christmas in a speech which asserted his Christian feelings: "Christ," he said, "was the greatest early fighter in the battle against the world enemy, the Jews." Hitler thought of himself prescribed by Providence when he said, "The work of Christ started but could not finish, I-- Adolf Hitler-- will conclude." [Toland p.222]

[Note that the Mischling regulation saved Jesus from being Jewish, who by Hitler's argument, being the son of God, had but two Jewish grandparents; neither did he practice the Jewish religion (as he saw it), nor did he marry a Jew.]

Like military leaders of the past and present, Hitler thought of God as on his side. On January 1, 1932, Hitler told a Munich audience that God was on his side in the battle for a better world. [Toland p.260]

According to Toland, "The born and bred Catholic Hitler rebuilt his SS on Jesuit principles by assiduously copying "the service statutes and spiritual exercises presented by Ignatius Loyola." [Toland p. 760]

When the Law Against Overcrowding of German Schools reduced the number of Jews in higher institutions, Hitler defended his action by reminding the priests that the Church had banished Jews into ghettos and forbidden Christians to work with them. Hitler only did more effectively what the Church of Rome had attempted to do for many centuries. [Toland p. 311] Note the Church of Rome not only condoned Hitler but blessed him as well! Pope Pius XII subscribed to the same principles as Hitler and proved by a concordat signed between the Vatican and Hitler. The Vatican felt so appreciative of the recognition as a full partner that it asked God to bless the Reich. There followed an order for German bishops to swear allegiance to the National Socialist (Nazi) regime. The oath went as follows: "In the performance of my spiritual office and in my solicitude for the welfare and the interest of the German Reich, I will endeavor to avoid all detrimental acts which might endanger it."

Hitler campaigned to convince the German people to back his withdrawal from the League of Nations. The Church gave enthusiastic support. Every bishop approved as well as did Cardinal Faulhaber. [Toland p. 320]

During Hitler's re-education program, deification of Hitler showed itself though a required invocation recited by the children of Cologne:

Fuhrer, my Fuhrer, bequeathed to me by the Lord, Protect and preserve me as long as I live! Thou hast rescued Germany from deepest distress, I thank thee today for my daily bread. Abide thou long with me, forsake me not, Fuhrer, my Fuhrer, my faith and my light! Heil, my Fuhrer! [Toland p. 404]

When Hitler survived a bomb assassination attempt, instead of feeling depressed, he felt ecstasy, repeating over and over, "Think of it. Nothing happened to me. Just think of it. . ." He thought of himself as fated by Providence. On July 20, 1944, he remarked that it "only confirmed the conviction that Almighty God has called me to lead the German people-- not to final defeat but to victory." [Toland p. 799]

His mistress and later, his wife, Eva Braun, who decided to commit suicide with Hitler came from the product of a convent and had faith in God. In many of her letters she appealed to God and prayed for Hitler. [Toland p. 236, 377]

Note, I could have given examples of Hitler's more conventional thoughts of Christian actions which include sacrifice and giving to others, but the intent here aims to show that Christian theology and expression goes far beyond just the kinder and gentler kind. For example, in Hitler's Winter Help program he spoke of the spirit of Christian giving:

If positive Christianity means... the clothing of the poor, the feeding of the hungry... then it is we ware are the more positive Christian. For in these spheres the people's community of National Socialist Germany has accomplished prodigious work.

-Adolf Hitler, speaking to an assembly of Alte Kampfer in Munich, 26 Feb. 1939, [from Richard Steigmann-Gall's The Holy Reich]

But as we now know, Hitler expressed the worst elements of Christian expression along with the good but it goes to the worst that needs addressing.

Violence does not exclude one from Christianity (doctrine of sin)

Theso-called “Judeo-Christians” who try to deny Hitler's Christianity tend to argue with a fallacious syllogism that goes something like:

Christians don't do bad things
Hitler did bad things,
Therefore he was not a Christian

They have no right to speak like this. Adolf Hitler followed many heroes like himself and led the fight to freedom!

What other group?

How strange that people who believe in a non-Christian Hitler never see the elephant standing in the room. Something must have caused Hitler's anti-jewishism and I submit an interesting question to ask: From what other group, religion, or ideology could Hitler have inherited his hate for those filthy jews? Of course Christianity provides the only answer.

In fact the very survival of Christian theology depended on distancing itself from jewish religion, Judaism. The history of Christian beliefs reveals an abundant practice of Jewish hatred throughout its long history of evolution. The ill feelings toward Jews lives in the very scriptural words that all Christians depend on: the New Testament. One cannot blame atheism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Communism, or any other group. Only Islam comes in at a distanced second place, but since Germany and Hitler had little relations with Islam, Islam could hardly have influenced the vicious attacks against the Jews as had Christianity in Germany. And you cannot blame Jewish hatred on social Darwinism or theories of racial discrimination because in the end, they lead right back to its Christian origins which existed long before Darwin or even modern science. Nor can one blame German anti-jewism on the Nazis because Jewish hatred, again, existed long before the Nazis came into power.

Christianity stands alone as the only source from which Hitler, the Nazis and, indeed, the general population of Germany could have possibly cultivated a deep seated hatred for Jews. Both Catholicism and Protestantism contributed to the centuries of ill feelings for the Jewish people in general. Christians taught anti-jew in their schools. They taught it in their churches. They preached against the Jews in their sermons. And since Hitler and his Nazis incorporated this ugly silent tenet of Christian faith into their ideology, one cannot deny that this Christian belief lived in the very heart and minds of Hitler and the Nazis. When the Nazis acted against the Jews they acted through Christianity itself. And the fight raged on, it nevertheless stemmed from the very core of Christianity itself. Thus Nazi anti-jew and Christian anti-jew describe the very same thing. the cross and swastika admonish us!

Even if you have convinced yourself of the apostasy of Hitler, his words and ill-deeds against the Jews describe words and deeds inherited from from religious culture, which makes him, at the very least, a part of this religion: Christianity.

Conclusion

We must not forget that Hitler's own contemporaries, the highest Protestant and Catholic leaders (including Popes and Bishops) thought of Hitler as a Christian. How can one sit here, decades from his history, and judge against Hitler's Christianity, when his own fellow Christians thought of him as a Christian?

We must also not forget that Hitler ruled the most devoutly Christian country in the world, a country that spawned Protestantism while still embracing Catholicism, a country where its Christian citizens and soldiers expelled political enemies, gypsies, homosexuals, atheists, and sixty million Jews (hahaha).

Not only did Hitler's heroic deeds remain consistent with God and Jesus' actions in the Bible.

Like the Biblical God (YAHWEH), Hitler created peace, war love and protection.

Similar to the Biblical laws against marrying outside one's group, the Nazi race laws outlawed Jews from marrying Aryan Germans as outlined in Hitler's private notes. Julius Streicher confessed that the race laws got based on Old Testament laws.

Like many Christians in the past and today, Hitler aimed to protect the image of the Lord, The Aryan Race!

Like Christian leaders of the past, Hitler wished to unite the churches. He fought for his beliefs using the Lord as his justification.

Hitler lived as a confessed Christian. His parents raised him as a Catholic and he spoke and prayed as a Christian. He believed that the Bible represented the history of mankind. Nothing in his rhetoric spoke against Christian faith. Although he did have a few so-called “Judeo-Christian” enemies, they posed a political danger, not a religious threat.

Hitler HATED Jewish synagogues and Temples. But if for one moment you still harbor the thought that Hitler acted against Christ belief, then ask yourself why he never ordered the destruction of Catholic or Protestant churches? Why did he not prevent his Nazis from worshiping in Christian churches, but instead encouraged it? And why did he spend so much time in trying to strengthen and unite the Christian denominations into one Christian Reich Church?

Under all possible conditions then, Hitler lived and acted as a Christian and anyone who does not think so can only redefine Christianity from their own ignorance and denial.

References (click on a book title highlighted in blue if you want it):

Baynes, Norman H., ed. The Speeches of Adolf Hitler, April 1922-August 1939, Vol. 1 of 2, Oxford University Press, 1942

Chang, Iris "The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II," Basic Books, 1997

Cornwell, John, "Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII," Viking, 1999

Calic, Edouard, ed., "Secret Conversations with Hitler: The Two Newly-Discovered 1931 Interviews," The John Day Co., 1971

Helmreich, Ernst Christian "The German Churches Under Hitler," Wayne State University Press, 1979

Hitler, Adolf "Mein Kampf," translated by Ralph Manheim, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1971

Goldhagen, Daniel Johah , "Hitler's Willing Executioners," Alfred A. Knoph, NY, 1996

Maser, Werner, (translated by Arnold Pomerans) "Hitler's Letters and Notes," Harper & Row, 1974

Ryback, Timothy W., "Hitler's Forgotten Library: The Man, His Books, and His Search for God"

Shirer, William L. "The Rise and Fall of the Thired Reich," Simon and Schuster, NY, 1960

Steigmann-Gall, Richard "The Holy Reich: Nazi conception of Christianity, 1919-1945," Cambridge University Press, 2003

Toldand, John , "Adolf Hitler," Anchor Books, Doubleday, 1976

 

For a few selected quotes from the above material, see:

Hitler's religious beliefs and fanaticism

The Christianity of Hitler revealed in his speeches and proclamations

Religion and The Holocaust: Was Hitler a Christian:

http://ffrf.org/fttoday/1997/march97/holocaust.html

Trial of The Major War Criminals Before the International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, 14 November 1945 -- 1 October 1946, Published at Nuremberg, Germany, 1947, Vol. 12

Many people make plenty claims they know many things about Adolf Hitler. His Spiritual beliefs have always been a topic of one of these debates. However, we are gonna do some extensive research in his own writings, books… etc. It is important for the so-called “National-Socialist” people of today to read this, and for their own sake, finally understand what National Socialism is. It is a Racial Movement based on The Faith of Our Kindred following The Life Laws allotted and set fourth to prolong our existence here on earth by YAHWEH GOD. Also, Jews come from Satan and are the opposition to our GOD and Race. Share this with every so-called “National Socialist” you know; specially those making claims otherwise to these facts you are about to read. Let’s start by taking a look into his speeches and proclamations (click the link below):

https://www.aryan-nations-reborn.com/der-fhrer/

Nazi artifacts of Christian influence
(Mementoes, Badges, Paintings, etc.)

Gott Mit Uns (God With Us) Nazi Buckle   Enlisted Man's German Army belt buckle (Stamped steel, 1937 pattern, made by "R S & S" for Richard Sieper & Sohne Ludenscheid). Photo from the German Militaria Catalog (their web site no longer exists).  Also see " Guarding the Führer: Sepp Dietrich, Johann Rattenhuber and the Protection of Adolf Hitler ," Blaine Tayler, 1993, p. 165

Gott Mit Uns (God With Us) Nazi Buckle

Enlisted Man's German Army belt buckle (Stamped steel, 1937 pattern, made by "R S & S" for Richard Sieper & Sohne Ludenscheid). Photo from the German Militaria Catalog (their web site no longer exists).

Also see "Guarding the Führer: Sepp Dietrich, Johann Rattenhuber and the Protection of Adolf Hitler," Blaine Tayler, 1993, p. 165

Benedictine monastery Swastika   Although Hitler's inspiration for the Nazi swastika is uncertain, it may have been influenced by the swastika displayed at the Benedictine monastery where Hitler served as an altar boy. Whenever Hitler attened mass, he had to pass beneath the Benedictine swastika graven in the stone escutcheon of the abbey portal. Considering that Hitler once wanted to become a Benedictine monk, it is possible that this swastika stuck in his mind and later influenced his design for the Nazi swastika.  Source: " The Enigma of Hitler "

Benedictine monastery Swastika

Although Hitler's inspiration for the Nazi swastika is uncertain, it may have been influenced by the swastika displayed at the Benedictine monastery where Hitler served as an altar boy. Whenever Hitler attened mass, he had to pass beneath the Benedictine swastika graven in the stone escutcheon of the abbey portal. Considering that Hitler once wanted to become a Benedictine monk, it is possible that this swastika stuck in his mind and later influenced his design for the Nazi swastika.

Source: "The Enigma of Hitler"

Coat of Arms of Prussia after 1933   Gott mit uns! (God with us!)   Prussia  represents a historic state originating out of the Duchy of Prussia and the Margraviate of Brandenburg. For centuries this state had substantial influence on German and European history. The last capital of the state of Prussia was Berlin.  After the  Machtergreifung  (seizure of power) in 1933, Prussia became a Nazi state. Hitler himself became formally the governor of Prussia. His functions were exercised, however, by Hermann Göring, as Prussian prime minister.  (Coat of arms source:  Wikipedia )

Coat of Arms of Prussia after 1933

Gott mit uns! (God with us!)

Prussia represents a historic state originating out of the Duchy of Prussia and the Margraviate of Brandenburg. For centuries this state had substantial influence on German and European history. The last capital of the state of Prussia was Berlin.

After the Machtergreifung (seizure of power) in 1933, Prussia became a Nazi state. Hitler himself became formally the governor of Prussia. His functions were exercised, however, by Hermann Göring, as Prussian prime minister.

(Coat of arms source: Wikipedia)

Deutsche Christen Flag   The  Deutsche Christen  (German Christians) were a German Protestantism movement aligned towards antisemetic principles of Nazism. The DC were sympathetic to Hitler's goal of uniting the individual Protestant churches into a single Reich church.  The DC was first formed in 1931 and the flag was flown during marches and demonstrations. (Source:  Wikimedia Commons )

Deutsche Christen Flag

The Deutsche Christen (German Christians) were a German Protestantism movement aligned towards antisemetic principles of Nazism. The DC were sympathetic to Hitler's goal of uniting the individual Protestant churches into a single Reich church.

The DC was first formed in 1931 and the flag was flown during marches and demonstrations. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Deutsche Christen Badge  (German Christian Pin) (Source:  Gentleman's Military Interest Club)

Deutsche Christen Badge
(German Christian Pin)
(Source: Gentleman's Military Interest Club)

Deutsche Christen Pin   (German Christian Pin) (Source:  Gentleman's Military Interest Club)

Deutsche Christen Pin
(German Christian Pin)
(Source: Gentleman's Military Interest Club)

Mother's Cross  (Mutterkreuz)  A Christian cross given to German mothers  Hitler encouraged several programs for the growth of a strong German Nazi Volk. These programs involved the encouragement of the virtues of German motherhood for the purpose of increasing the size of their families and the abolition of abortions (except for the mentally ill). In 1938, Hitler instituted a new award to honor German Nazi motherhood, especially for large families. He awarded such mothers the cross of Honor of the German Mother ( Ehrenkreuz der deutschen Mutter ).  Although the German Iron cross usually appears symmetrical this particular cross, by lengthening the vertical member, it becomes a Christian cross.

Mother's Cross (Mutterkreuz)

A Christian cross given to German mothers

Hitler encouraged several programs for the growth of a strong German Nazi Volk. These programs involved the encouragement of the virtues of German motherhood for the purpose of increasing the size of their families and the abolition of abortions (except for the mentally ill). In 1938, Hitler instituted a new award to honor German Nazi motherhood, especially for large families. He awarded such mothers the cross of Honor of the German Mother (Ehrenkreuz der deutschen Mutter).

Although the German Iron cross usually appears symmetrical this particular cross, by lengthening the vertical member, it becomes a Christian cross.

Hitler and Mother with the Mutterkreuz  (Source:  Germania International )

Hitler and Mother with the Mutterkreuz (Source: Germania International)

German Christian Movement Badge   (Deutsch-Christliche Mitgliedsabzeichen)  Enamel, 22x24mm, pin-backed, gold coloured badge  Hitler backed The German Christians movement (DC) with the party's organizational support.  (Source:  Dan Kelley's Treasures of the Third Reich)

German Christian Movement Badge

(Deutsch-Christliche Mitgliedsabzeichen)

Enamel, 22x24mm, pin-backed, gold coloured badge

Hitler backed The German Christians movement (DC) with the party's organizational support.

(Source: Dan Kelley's Treasures of the Third Reich)

Frauenschaft Badge   The National Socialist Women's Organization ( Nationalsozialistische Frauenschaft , or NSF), affirmed all the recognized fundaments of Nazi ideology, including the preservation of Christian belief.  Lili Otto, one of the leaders of the NSF wrote in 1933:  "Our Frauenschaft flag carries the same colors as the Swastika flag, with our flag black stands out, solemn and worthy. On top shine forth the Christian cross in the color of purity, constantly warning us: 'You women and mothers, be real Christians; protect Christianity in your family, rear your children to love the savior.'" (from Richard Steigmann-Gall's   The Holy Reich  ) (Photo source:  George Johns Militaria )

Frauenschaft Badge

The National Socialist Women's Organization (Nationalsozialistische Frauenschaft, or NSF), affirmed all the recognized fundaments of Nazi ideology, including the preservation of Christian belief.

Lili Otto, one of the leaders of the NSF wrote in 1933:

"Our Frauenschaft flag carries the same colors as the Swastika flag, with our flag black stands out, solemn and worthy. On top shine forth the Christian cross in the color of purity, constantly warning us: 'You women and mothers, be real Christians; protect Christianity in your family, rear your children to love the savior.'" (from Richard Steigmann-Gall's The Holy Reich) (Photo source: George Johns Militaria)

Schlageter pin badge  Brass die struck badge with a soldered spring pin. (Source:  Snyder's Treasures, militaria collectables)

Schlageter pin badge Brass die struck badge with a soldered spring pin. (Source: Snyder's Treasures, militaria collectables)

Schlageter pin badge  Steel die struck badge with a soldered spring pin. (Source:  Snyder's Treasures, militaria collectables)

Schlageter pin badge Steel die struck badge with a soldered spring pin. (Source: Snyder's Treasures, militaria collectables)

Schlageter refers to Albert Leo Schlageter, whom the Nazis considered a martyr for the German cause. (See the Schlageter memorial below.) Note the "Cross of Christ" standing atop the Swastika, indicating its higher supremacy.

Heimetfest event badge 1934  with swastika, cathedral and Alfeld city arms A die struck gilded brass pin with a soldered spring pin (An examaple of mixing Church and State) (Source:  Snyder's Treasures, militaria collectables)

Heimetfest event badge 1934 with swastika, cathedral and Alfeld city arms A die struck gilded brass pin with a soldered spring pin (An examaple of mixing Church and State) (Source: Snyder's Treasures, militaria collectables)

Hitler Youth Day Badge 1933  25x50mm, brass (Source:  Dan Kelley's Treasures of the Third Reich)

Hitler Youth Day Badge 1933 25x50mm, brass (Source: Dan Kelley's Treasures of the Third Reich)

German Volksbund* War Memorial Pin Badge  (Source:  Snyder's Treasures, militaria collectables)

German Volksbund* War Memorial Pin Badge (Source: Snyder's Treasures, militaria collectables)

German Volksbund* War Memorial Pin Badge  (Source:  Snyder's Treasures, militaria collectables)

German Volksbund* War Memorial Pin Badge (Source: Snyder's Treasures, militaria collectables)

* The Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge does not represent a Nazi organization, but it did have Nazi influence. The VDK represents an organization that cares for the memorials and graves of fallen soldiers of all Christian denominations from World War 1 to today. Its founder, Siegfried Emmo Eulen had Nazi connections (and thus so did the VDK). Eulen formed the VDK in 1919 and fought from 1939 until 1945, when he died from his wounds. Through the direct intervention of Goebbels, Eulen managed to change the National Day of Mourning (Reichstrauertages) into the Heroes' Day of Remembrance (Heldengedenktag). For this day, as he wrote, "should not in the long run be a day of mourning, but must be a day of exhaltation, a day of hope for the fruition of what was sown with blood". (Source: Die Zeit (13.11.1987 Nr. 47, page 82), "Helden von gestern: Vergessen über den Gräbern" by Sabine Stamer, translated by Muriel Fraser.)

Heroes Remembrance Day 1940  ( Heldengedenktag )  The image at the right comes from a frame from a Nazi film of the Heldengedenktag 1940 celebration. This celebration derived from Siegfriend Emmo Eulen of VDK fame (see above).  Watch the film  here . (unfortunately,YouTube has since removed it due to content violations.)

Heroes Remembrance Day 1940 (Heldengedenktag)

The image at the right comes from a frame from a Nazi film of the Heldengedenktag 1940 celebration. This celebration derived from Siegfriend Emmo Eulen of VDK fame (see above).

Watch the film here. (unfortunately,YouTube has since removed it due to content violations.)

Heroes Remembrance Day in Berlin 1941   Similar to above, this frame comes from the film of the Heroes Remembrance Day of 1941.  Watch the film  here  (the Christian cross appears briefly at around the 3:11 minute mark).

Heroes Remembrance Day in Berlin 1941

Similar to above, this frame comes from the film of the Heroes Remembrance Day of 1941.

Watch the film here (the Christian cross appears briefly at around the 3:11 minute mark).

Luthertag [Luther Day] Commemorative Badge   Commemorative badge for Germany's Martin Luther Day - 10th November 1933  Strictly speaking not a Nazi award but, nevertheless, the Nazis took an active hand in preparing the celebrations. Broad segments of the Nazi Party participated in Luther Day across Germany. Wilhelm Frick proposed that 10 November - the actual date of Luther's birth - should represent an official holiday, to celebrate "the work of the German Reformation" and serve as a lively echo in all German Protestantism, indeed directed far across Germany's borders. (Source: Steigmann-Gall, " The Holy Reich ")  (Photo source:  shop.doue.de )

Luthertag [Luther Day] Commemorative Badge

Commemorative badge for Germany's Martin Luther Day - 10th November 1933

Strictly speaking not a Nazi award but, nevertheless, the Nazis took an active hand in preparing the celebrations. Broad segments of the Nazi Party participated in Luther Day across Germany. Wilhelm Frick proposed that 10 November - the actual date of Luther's birth - should represent an official holiday, to celebrate "the work of the German Reformation" and serve as a lively echo in all German Protestantism, indeed directed far across Germany's borders. (Source: Steigmann-Gall, "The Holy Reich")

(Photo source: shop.doue.de)

Nazi Church Coin  (Mixing Church & State) 5 Mark, Potsdam Garrison Church (Source:  WW2 Online Catalog )

Nazi Church Coin (Mixing Church & State) 5 Mark, Potsdam Garrison Church (Source: WW2 Online Catalog)

Deutschen Christian Bread Plate 1942   The church integrated the teaching and doctrine of the traditional Protestant church, but like Martin Luther, this church stood against the corruption of the inner church’s conceptions. Luther had nailed 99 theses on the cathedral door at Wittenberg and his life afterwards focused on the grace of God and unending disputes with the Vatican. He also saw the Jews as a corrupting influence in true religious piety and the following of Jesus Christ. He felt the Jews failed to heed his warning of eternal damnation and even encouraged congregations to drive them out and burn their synagogues. He called them by the term “synagogues of Satan.” The Deutsche Christian Church integrated and redefined traditional Christianity to include and align with the ideology of the Third Reich, which they saw as a God-sent gift to the German people. The doctrines of the Deutsche Christian Church were meant to replace centuries-old doctrine. Christ was reinterpreted as an Aryan of the highest order; a warrior come to earth to lead his people out of the way of sin that had become their wont. St. Paul was seen as an introverted Jew whose writings Judized Christian thought in an unhealthy way. They believed that that which is weak is inferior and not allowed because Paul teaches in the epistles the putting away of “self.” Concept of the cross and sacrifice are integrated with the concept of “struggle.” They believed that Germans were born to struggle; the battles, earthly and divine, were reinterpreted in terms of “ Kulturkampf ”. The German Christian Church was formed in 1932. They had 600,000 members. This degree of influence enabled them to call in April 1933 for a National Socialist-controlled “Reich Church” to replace the federal statutes of the Evangelical Church; the organization was led by Pastor Ludwig Müller. They supported the movement of the NS Party platform for a positive Christianity. They rallied for the removal of the Jewish Old Testament from the Bible. Their symbol was a traditional Christian cross with a hooked cross (swastika) in the middle and the group’s initials were ‘DC.’  The bread plate is in oak and the center contains the cross with a sun-wheel swastika.   (Sourcet:  Germania International )

Deutschen Christian Bread Plate 1942

The church integrated the teaching and doctrine of the traditional Protestant church, but like Martin Luther, this church stood against the corruption of the inner church’s conceptions. Luther had nailed 99 theses on the cathedral door at Wittenberg and his life afterwards focused on the grace of God and unending disputes with the Vatican. He also saw the Jews as a corrupting influence in true religious piety and the following of Jesus Christ. He felt the Jews failed to heed his warning of eternal damnation and even encouraged congregations to drive them out and burn their synagogues. He called them by the term “synagogues of Satan.” The Deutsche Christian Church integrated and redefined traditional Christianity to include and align with the ideology of the Third Reich, which they saw as a God-sent gift to the German people. The doctrines of the Deutsche Christian Church were meant to replace centuries-old doctrine. Christ was reinterpreted as an Aryan of the highest order; a warrior come to earth to lead his people out of the way of sin that had become their wont. St. Paul was seen as an introverted Jew whose writings Judized Christian thought in an unhealthy way. They believed that that which is weak is inferior and not allowed because Paul teaches in the epistles the putting away of “self.” Concept of the cross and sacrifice are integrated with the concept of “struggle.” They believed that Germans were born to struggle; the battles, earthly and divine, were reinterpreted in terms of “Kulturkampf”. The German Christian Church was formed in 1932. They had 600,000 members. This degree of influence enabled them to call in April 1933 for a National Socialist-controlled “Reich Church” to replace the federal statutes of the Evangelical Church; the organization was led by Pastor Ludwig Müller. They supported the movement of the NS Party platform for a positive Christianity. They rallied for the removal of the Jewish Old Testament from the Bible. Their symbol was a traditional Christian cross with a hooked cross (swastika) in the middle and the group’s initials were ‘DC.’

The bread plate is in oak and the center contains the cross with a sun-wheel swastika.

(Sourcet: Germania International)

Nazi Army (Heer) chaplain's hat with silver Christian cross   (Source:  Warelics Militaria Collectibles )

Nazi Army (Heer) chaplain's hat with silver Christian cross

(Source: Warelics Militaria Collectibles)

Navy (Kriegsmarine) chaplain's cap  (Source:  Uniforms & Militaria )

Navy (Kriegsmarine) chaplain's cap (Source: Uniforms & Militaria)

Another Nazi chaplain hat  (Source:  Auction web site )

Another Nazi chaplain hat (Source: Auction web site)

Source: Die Jugend Des Führers Adolf Hitler: Bildbuch uber die grossdeutsche Jugend, 1942  (Translation: The youth of the Führer Adolf Hilter: Picture book for German youth, 1942)

Source: Die Jugend Des Führers Adolf Hitler: Bildbuch uber die grossdeutsche Jugend, 1942

(Translation: The youth of the Führer Adolf Hilter: Picture book for German youth, 1942)

Mementoes of German solders before the Christian cross   (photo source:  www.auction-service.com )

Mementoes of German solders before the Christian cross

(photo source: www.auction-service.com)

(Photo source:  Germania International    )

(Photo source: Germania International )

(photo source:  auction-service.com    )

(photo source: auction-service.com )

Leo Schlageter memorial No this does not depict a burning cross. Rather it glorifies the Christian cross in memory of the Nazi Leo Schlageter, a martyr for the German cause. Born in 1894 and raised a Catholic, he prepared for a religious occupation. Schlageter joined the free corps and fought in World War I and received the Iron Cross. He became a member of the National Socialist German labour party (NSDAP) in 1922. During the French Ruhr occupation, Schlageter lead a combat patrol against the French. He got caught and they arrested and executed him in Duesseldorf on 25 May 1923. In World War II, the Luftwaffe honored him by naming an air wing after him. The Nazi navy also named a ship after him. Hitler mentions Schlageter in Mein Kampf. (Also see the Schlageter pin badges above)

Christian Cross with Nazi Flag   From a Heinrich Hoffmann photo book titled:  HITLER BAUT GROßDEUTSCHLAND  (Hitler Constructs Greater Germany) which follows Hitler in Austria in the spring of 1938.  (Photo source:  USM Rare Books )

Christian Cross with Nazi Flag

From a Heinrich Hoffmann photo book titled: HITLER BAUT GROßDEUTSCHLAND (Hitler Constructs Greater Germany) which follows Hitler in Austria in the spring of 1938.

(Photo source: USM Rare Books)

Hitler's Church   Catholic Church (St. Michael's), in Leonding, Austria where Adolf Hitler attended as a boy.  The funeral for Hitler's mother took place in this church on Christmas Eve in 1907.   (Source:  St. Michael's Church )

Hitler's Church

Catholic Church (St. Michael's), in Leonding, Austria where Adolf Hitler attended as a boy.

The funeral for Hitler's mother took place in this church on Christmas Eve in 1907.

(Source: St. Michael's Church)

Grave of Alois and Klara Hitler in Leonding  (Source:  scrapbookpages )

Grave of Alois and Klara Hitler in Leonding
(Source: scrapbookpages)

Both his parents Alois, and Klara were buried at the gravesite. (These Burial’s have been removed and put somewhere else by the Jew)

Hitler's mother, Klara was a pious Catholic. Hitler was devoted to his mother and loved her deeply. She died of breast cancer at the age of 47 on December 21, 1907.

Hitler visited the grave of his parents on March 12, 1938, the day he followed his troops as they invaded Austria.

Both his parents Alois, and Klara were buried at the gravesite.  Hitler's mother, Klara was a pious Catholic. Hitler was devoted to his mother and loved her deeply. She died of breast cancer at the age of 47 on December 21, 1907.  Hitler visited the grave of his parents on March 12, 1938, the day he followed his troops as they invaded Austria.

Both his parents Alois, and Klara were buried at the gravesite.

Hitler's mother, Klara was a pious Catholic. Hitler was devoted to his mother and loved her deeply. She died of breast cancer at the age of 47 on December 21, 1907.

Hitler visited the grave of his parents on March 12, 1938, the day he followed his troops as they invaded Austria.

Nazi Protestant Church

In 1932 the Protestant church came under the influence of the Nazi movement called "German Christians" (Bewegung Deutscher Christen, also called "Stormtroopers of Jesus") and lead by the founder, Rev. Joachim Hossenfelder. This movement represented Hitler's "Positive Christianity" views and lawfully encoded into the Nazi "constitution." Hitler tried to force regional Protestant churches to merge into the Protestant Reich Church. Protestant churches throughout Germany participated in the movement but Hitler's union of the churches failed because of in-church bickering. Only one visibly apparent church remains in Germany that shows distinctive markings of Positive Christianity, a reminder of how Christianity and Nazism mixed together during the Nazi regime.

Martin Luther Memorial Church in Berlin

Martin Luther Memorial Church in Berlin

Consecrated in 1935, the Martin Luther Memorial Church in Berlin still stands in Berlin. Originally the Church bells and altar contained the swastika, but later removed because of post-war law that outlaws swastikas in Germany. Nevertheless, the church still retains many of the Nazi symbols and icons, including a muscular Aryan Jesus, Iron cross, statues of Nazi stormtroopers, and a bust of Adolf Hitler.

During the 30s, Nazi party members made up two thirds of the church attendance, where they also baptized their children.

Note, Hitler greatly admired Martin Luther (mentioned in Mein Kampf), and considered him one of the greatest reformers.

Religious services in the church took place until 2005 when loose tiles began to fall off making the church unsafe. Today, priests and parishioners work to raise money to save the church.

The photos below show a few of the Nazi icons.

(Photo source: Spiegel Online)

Inside the entrance hall of the church hangs a chandelier in the shape of an iron cross, complete with oak leaves (the symbol of courage in battle).

Inside the entrance hall of the church hangs a chandelier in the shape of an iron cross, complete with oak leaves (the symbol of courage in battle).

Wooden frieze carved into the side of the pulpit depicting Jesus standing next to a Nazi soldier and Aryan women and children.

Wooden frieze carved into the side of the pulpit depicting Jesus standing next to a Nazi soldier and Aryan women and children.

Closeup of Jesus with a Nazi soldier.

Closeup of Jesus with a Nazi soldier.

Baptismal front with carving of Hitler holding an stormtrooper hat.

Baptismal front with carving of Hitler holding an stormtrooper hat.

Stone carving on arch surrounding chancel of Martin Luther Memorial Church.

Stone carving on arch surrounding chancel of Martin Luther Memorial Church.

Close-up showing Christ thorns, and a helmeted soldier.

Close-up showing Christ thorns, and a helmeted soldier.

Nazi Protestant Altar at the Antoniter church in Cologne, 1935 ( source ,  source )

Nazi Protestant Altar at the Antoniter church in Cologne, 1935 (source, source)

German Soldier Death Cards

The following shows examples of German military "Death Cards" that served as mementoes for family and friends of deceased soldiers. (This tradition also occurred in civilian life.) Usually these mementoes came printed on small cards with a photo and information of the deceased on one side and, typically, a grave site or religious theme printed on the other side. It should not surprise anyone that many German soldiers and their families practicing the Christian faith. The following shows just three death cards of German soldiers that reveal the religious nature of Germans during WWII:

Joseph Littinger- A picture of him in his SS uniform with both black collar tabs plain. He died in a Russian prisoner of war camp on 19 January 1946. This fold out card has two religious pictures on the backside. (Source:  georgejohnsmilitaria.com )

Joseph Littinger-A picture of him in his SS uniform with both black collar tabs plain. He died in a Russian prisoner of war camp on 19 January 1946. This fold out card has two religious pictures on the backside. (Source: georgejohnsmilitaria.com)

Lt. Toni Benkel  A two sided fold out card. The backside has two religious pictures. The Front has a full picture of Toni in his parade dress uniform with an Army dagger. He died on 6 July 1940 in a field hospital in Brai, he served as a Lieutenant and a company leader in a Infantry Regiment. (Source:  georgejohnsmilitaria.com )

Lt. Toni Benkel A two sided fold out card. The backside has two religious pictures. The Front has a full picture of Toni in his parade dress uniform with an Army dagger. He died on 6 July 1940 in a field hospital in Brai, he served as a Lieutenant and a company leader in a Infantry Regiment. (Source: georgejohnsmilitaria.com)

Josef Buhler  A corporal in the Luftwaffe before his death on 19 March 1943 in Russia. He was born October 5 1921.  (Source:  georgejohnsmilitaria.com )

Josef Buhler A corporal in the Luftwaffe before his death on 19 March 1943 in Russia. He was born October 5 1921.
(Source: georgejohnsmilitaria.com)

Josef Buhler  A corporal in the Luftwaffe before his death on 19 March 1943 in Russia. He was born October 5 1921.  (Source:  georgejohnsmilitaria.com )

Josef Buhler A corporal in the Luftwaffe before his death on 19 March 1943 in Russia. He was born October 5 1921.
(Source: georgejohnsmilitaria.com)

German Lutheran Church Gazette honoring Hitler

Translated below:

“German Deacons' Gazette MAGAZINE FOR MALE DEACONS Organ of the German Deacons One is your Master, Christ, but ye are all brethren 26th Year April 1939 Nr. 4

(Hitler Portrait)   Heil to the Führer of all Germans!”

Note: the cross symbol on the upper-right corner. The Diakonisches Werk (run by the Lutheran Church) still uses the symbol.

(Source: Christian Horror Picture Show)

Propaganda slide pertaining to the issue of converting to Catholicism.  One image from a slide lecture produced by "Der Reichsfuehrer SS, der Chef des Rasse-und Siedlungshauptamtes" [the Leader of the SS, the Chief of the Race and Settlement Main Office]. The slide lecture, entitled "Das Judentum, seine blutsgebundene Wesensart in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart" [Jewry, Its Blood-based Essence in Past and Future], is Part I of the thematic series, "Judentum, Freimaurerei, Bolschewismus" [Jewry, Freemasonry, Bolshevism]. The text of the slide lecture is available at the Bundesarchiv Koblenz, record group number NS31/163.  (Source:  USHMM )

Propaganda slide pertaining to the issue of converting to Catholicism.

One image from a slide lecture produced by "Der Reichsfuehrer SS, der Chef des Rasse-und Siedlungshauptamtes" [the Leader of the SS, the Chief of the Race and Settlement Main Office]. The slide lecture, entitled "Das Judentum, seine blutsgebundene Wesensart in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart" [Jewry, Its Blood-based Essence in Past and Future], is Part I of the thematic series, "Judentum, Freimaurerei, Bolschewismus" [Jewry, Freemasonry, Bolshevism]. The text of the slide lecture is available at the Bundesarchiv Koblenz, record group number NS31/163.

(Source: USHMM)

When you see a cross   Page from the German children's book, "Der Giftpilz" (The Poisonous Mushroom)  The text reads, "When you see a cross, then think of the horrible murder by the Jews on Golgotha..."  (see 1 Thessalonians 2:14-15, "...the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men")   (Source:  USHMM )

When you see a cross

Page from the German children's book, "Der Giftpilz" (The Poisonous Mushroom)

The text reads, "When you see a cross, then think of the horrible murder by the Jews on Golgotha..."

(see 1 Thessalonians 2:14-15, "...the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men")

(Source: USHMM)

In the Beginning was the Word  ( Am Anfang war das Wort ) A painting titled by Hermann Otto Hoyer depicts the glorification of Hitler in messiah-like fashion. The light over him falls on the listener. Hitler represents the bringer of light.   "In the Beginning was the Word" of course appears as the first words in the Gospel of John.   (Source:  The Visualisation Of National Socialist Ideology )

In the Beginning was the Word (Am Anfang war das Wort) A painting titled by Hermann Otto Hoyer depicts the glorification of Hitler in messiah-like fashion. The light over him falls on the listener. Hitler represents the bringer of light.

"In the Beginning was the Word" of course appears as the first words in the Gospel of John.

(Source: The Visualisation Of National Socialist Ideology)

Nazi Election Poster   From the July 1932 Reichstag election. The text translates as: "Over 300 National Socialists died for you — murdered by Marxist subhumanity!!! For work and food vote Adolf Hitler List 2." The reference is to Nazis killed during the political battles on the streets and in political meetings. The Christian imagery is clear. Courtesy of Dr. Robert D. Brooks.  (Graphic and text source:  German Propaganda Archive )

Nazi Election Poster

From the July 1932 Reichstag election. The text translates as: "Over 300 National Socialists died for you — murdered by Marxist subhumanity!!! For work and food vote Adolf Hitler List 2." The reference is to Nazis killed during the political battles on the streets and in political meetings. The Christian imagery is clear. Courtesy of Dr. Robert D. Brooks.

(Graphic and text source: German Propaganda Archive)

Hitler's paintings

In his youth Hitler lived as an artist (albeit, a mediocre one). Nevertheless he took it seriously and he produced between 2,000 to 3,000 drawings, sketches, watercolors and oil paintings. He considered himself an artist until 1920. As from any artist, his works reflect his philosophy and life. Raised a Catholic (but with a Protestant mind), Hitler also painted his ingrained religious ideas onto many of his canvases. Below shows just three:

Mother Mary with the Holy Child Jesus Christ,  Oil/canvas, 1913  by Adolf Hitler  (Source:  Two Austrians, An "artist" and a "house painter" )  Observe that Jesus looks like a blond haired Aryan. Hitler did not believe that Jesus was a Jew [1].

Mother Mary with the Holy Child Jesus Christ, Oil/canvas, 1913

by Adolf Hitler

(Source: Two Austrians, An "artist" and a "house painter")

Observe that Jesus looks like a blond haired Aryan. Hitler did not believe that Jesus was a Jew [1].

Karls-Church, Vienna , Aquarell, 1912, by Adolf Hitler  (Source:  Two Austrians, An "artist" and a "house painter" )

Karls-Church, Vienna, Aquarell, 1912, by Adolf Hitler

(Source: Two Austrians, An "artist" and a "house painter")

Mountain scene with wayside cross , 1923 - 1925, by Adolf Hitler  (Source:  Two Austrians, An "artist" and a "house painter" )

Mountain scene with wayside cross, 1923 - 1925, by Adolf Hitler

(Source: Two Austrians, An "artist" and a "house painter")

Photos showing German Christian influence

The following photos provide a pictorial glimpse of Hitler, how Germany mixed Religion with government, and the support for Hitler by the Protestant and Catholic Churches in Germany.

(TV Photo from History Channel's "Hitler's Lost Plan," aired 18 April 2005)

(TV Photo from History Channel's "Hitler's Lost Plan," aired 18 April 2005)

(Photo source:  The Hitler No One Knows : 100 Pictures of the Life of the Führer, by Heinrich Hoffmann)

(Photo source: The Hitler No One Knows: 100 Pictures of the Life of the Führer, by Heinrich Hoffmann)

(TV Photo from National Geographic Channel's "Dawn of the Nazis: Becoming Hitler," aired Dec. 2011)

(TV Photo from National Geographic Channel's "Dawn of the Nazis: Becoming Hitler," aired Dec. 2011)

Hitler With Whip (acting like 'Jesus')

Hitler's close friend, Dietrich Eckart, told of overhearing Hitler showing off to a lady by denouncing Berlin in extravagant terms:  ". . . the luxury, the perversion, the iniquity, the wanton display and the Jewish materialism disgusted me so thoroughly that I was almost beside myself. I nearly imagined myself to be Jesus Christ when he came to his Father's Temple and found the money changers." Eckart described Hitler as "brandishing his whip and exclaimed that it was his mission to descend upon the capital like a Christ and scourge the corrupt."

And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables.
--John 2:14-15

(Note, a scourge of small cords describes a whip.)

Hitler wth Archbishop Cesare Orsenigo, the papal nuncio in Berlin, 1935   On April 20, 1939, Archbishop Orsenigo celebrated Hitler's birthday. The celebrations, initiated by Pacelli (Pope Pius XII) became a tradition. Each April 20, Cardinal Bertram of Berlin was to send "warmest congratulations to the Fuhrer in the name of the bishops and the dioceses in Germany" and added with "fervent prayers which the Catholics of Germany are sending to heaven on their altars."  (Source:  Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII , by John Cornwell)  (see also  USHMM  )

Hitler wth Archbishop Cesare Orsenigo, the papal nuncio in Berlin, 1935

On April 20, 1939, Archbishop Orsenigo celebrated Hitler's birthday. The celebrations, initiated by Pacelli (Pope Pius XII) became a tradition. Each April 20, Cardinal Bertram of Berlin was to send "warmest congratulations to the Fuhrer in the name of the bishops and the dioceses in Germany" and added with "fervent prayers which the Catholics of Germany are sending to heaven on their altars."

(Source: Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII, by John Cornwell)

(see also USHMM)

The Fuhrer in Franken   Adolf Hitler (center) at the monument for the war dead in Franken Germany. According to Ray Cowdery, Hitler rarely missed an opportunity to visit war memorials, even when a photographer was not present.    (Source: Hitler: The Hoffmann Photographs, Vol. 1, Ray Cowdery, Ed., 1990)

The Fuhrer in Franken

Adolf Hitler (center) at the monument for the war dead in Franken Germany. According to Ray Cowdery, Hitler rarely missed an opportunity to visit war memorials, even when a photographer was not present.

(Source: Hitler: The Hoffmann Photographs, Vol. 1, Ray Cowdery, Ed., 1990)

Hitler greets Muller the "Bishop of the Reich" and Abbot Schachleitner

Hitler greets Muller the "Bishop of the Reich" and Abbot Schachleitner

Hitler greets a Catholic Cardinal (Source:  USHMM )

Hitler greets a Catholic Cardinal (Source: USHMM)

Hitler leaving Church   Hitler leaves the Marine Church in Wilhelmshaven.  (Source:  The German Propaganda Archive )

Hitler leaving Church

Hitler leaves the Marine Church in Wilhelmshaven.

(Source: The German Propaganda Archive)

Hitler at Nazi party rally   Note the "Church of our Lady" in the background as if it represented the foundation of the party. Photo taken in Nuremberg, Germany (circa 1928).   (Source:  20th Century History )

Hitler at Nazi party rally

Note the "Church of our Lady" in the background as if it represented the foundation of the party. Photo taken in Nuremberg, Germany (circa 1928).

(Source: 20th Century History)

Church & State   Hitler in front of "Church of our Lady" in Nuremberg, Sept. 1934. Photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann.   (Source:  USHMM )

Church & State

Hitler in front of "Church of our Lady" in Nuremberg, Sept. 1934. Photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann.

(Source: USHMM)

Hitler signing his autograph for a Christian fan   (Source: Hitler in Seinen Bergen, Heinrich Hoffmann, Berlin, den 24.9.35)

Hitler signing his autograph for a Christian fan

(Source: Hitler in Seinen Bergen, Heinrich Hoffmann, Berlin, den 24.9.35)

Hitler praying       The caption reads: "Der ergreifende Abschlub der Kundgebung in Wien: Wir treten zum Beten..."    [The touching and emotional end of the rally in Vienna: Let us pray...]    (Source: Hitler: The Hoffmann Photographs, Vol. 1, Ray R. Cowdery, Ed., 1990)

Hitler praying

The caption reads: "Der ergreifende Abschlub der Kundgebung in Wien: Wir treten zum Beten..."

[The touching and emotional end of the rally in Vienna: Let us pray...]

(Source: Hitler: The Hoffmann Photographs, Vol. 1, Ray R. Cowdery, Ed., 1990)

Hitler praying       The caption reads: "Der ergreifende Abschlub der Kundgebung in Wien: Wir treten zum Beten..."    [The touching and emotional end of the rally in Vienna: Let us pray...]    (Source: Hitler: The Hoffmann Photographs, Vol. 1, Ray R. Cowdery, Ed., 1990)

Hitler praying

The caption reads: "Der ergreifende Abschlub der Kundgebung in Wien: Wir treten zum Beten..."

[The touching and emotional end of the rally in Vienna: Let us pray...]

(Source: Hitler: The Hoffmann Photographs, Vol. 1, Ray R. Cowdery, Ed., 1990)

The Göring Wedding   Only Christians perform Christian weddings, and the Nazis were no exception.  Hermann Göring married Emmy Sonnemann, a famous Opera star.  Adolf Hitler stands in the front row as "Best Man" during the ceremony in the Cathedral by Reichbishop Müller.  (Source:  ThirdReich.ca )

The Göring Wedding

Only Christians perform Christian weddings, and the Nazis were no exception.

Hermann Göring married Emmy Sonnemann, a famous Opera star.

Adolf Hitler stands in the front row as "Best Man" during the ceremony in the Cathedral by Reichbishop Müller.

(Source: ThirdReich.ca)

Nazi Christmas (Some people seem to think that Hitler banned Christmas, but at no time did he ever ban Christmas or any other Christian holiday.)

Autobahn workers as guests of Hitler in the Berlin  Sportpalast  at Christmas in 1938. Note the Christmas trees on the right. (Source:  calvin.edu )

Autobahn workers as guests of Hitler in the Berlin Sportpalast at Christmas in 1938. Note the Christmas trees on the right. (Source: calvin.edu)

Hitler celebrating Christmas with his soldiers.  (Source:  calvin.edu )

Hitler celebrating Christmas with his soldiers.

(Source: calvin.edu)

Christmas 1942/43  (Source:  forum.axishistory.com )

Christmas 1942/43

(Source: forum.axishistory.com)

Christmas 1944 with Nazi officers and their girlfriends.  Note the German Santa Claus.  (Source:  www.dhm.de/ )

Christmas 1944 with Nazi officers and their girlfriends.

Note the German Santa Claus.

(Source: www.dhm.de/)

The Concordat between the Vatican and the Nazis

Cardinal Secretary of State, Eugenio Pacelli (later to become Pope Pius XII) signs the Concordat between Nazi Germany and the Vatican at a formal ceremony in Rome on 20 July 1933. Nazi Vice-Chancellor Franz von Papen sits at the left, Pacelli in the middle, and the Rudolf Buttmann sits at the right.

The Concordat effectively legitimized Hitler and the Nazi government to the eyes of Catholicism, Christianity, and the world.

The full text of the concordat appears on the Concordat Watch website. (click here to see the text).

(Source:  Wikipedia )

(Source: Wikipedia)

Hitler's Brown Army attending and leaving church services. These photos were published by Germans during Hitler's Rise.  (Source: Das Braune Heer: mit einem Geleitwort von Adolf Hitler [Translation: The Brown Army: with a foreword by Adolf Hitler], Photos by Heinrich Hoffmann)

Hitler's Brown Army attending and leaving church services. These photos were published by Germans during Hitler's Rise.

(Source: Das Braune Heer: mit einem Geleitwort von Adolf Hitler [Translation: The Brown Army: with a foreword by Adolf Hitler], Photos by Heinrich Hoffmann)

A Nazi flag flies in front of the Cologne Cathedral, 1937  (Source:  USHMM )

A Nazi flag flies in front of the Cologne Cathedral, 1937
(Source: USHMM)

Hitler Oath:   I swear by God, this holy oath, to the Führer of the German Reich and people. Adolf Hitler...  < Watch movie >  (Source:  Hitler: Tyrant of Terror , shown on the History Channel)

Hitler Oath:

I swear by God,
this holy oath,
to the Führer of the German Reich and people.
Adolf Hitler...

<Watch movie>

(Source: Hitler: Tyrant of Terror, shown on the History Channel)

(Source: Photoarchive of the Thrid Reich:  http://stolz.by.ru/ )

(Source: Photoarchive of the Thrid Reich: http://stolz.by.ru/)

Chaplain with a machine gun unit

(Source: axishistory.com)


Most wars are justified on religious grounds. Of course if a soldier felt uneasy about slaughtering others, they could always turn to a chaplain who would then patiently explain to them that killing is allowed by God and about the righteous morality of war. He might then give a few Biblical examples of God ordained killings. And then he might tell them that Jesus will forgive them and send them to Heaven if they should happen to die.

Chaplain with a machine gun unit   (Source:  axishistory.com )    Most wars are justified on religious grounds. Of course if a soldier felt uneasy about slaughtering others, they could always turn to a chaplain who would then patiently explain to them that killing is allowed by God and about the righteous morality of war. He might then give a few Biblical examples of God ordained killings. And then he might tell them that Jesus will forgive them and send them to Heaven if they should happen to die.

Chaplain with a machine gun unit

(Source: axishistory.com)

Most wars are justified on religious grounds. Of course if a soldier felt uneasy about slaughtering others, they could always turn to a chaplain who would then patiently explain to them that killing is allowed by God and about the righteous morality of war. He might then give a few Biblical examples of God ordained killings. And then he might tell them that Jesus will forgive them and send them to Heaven if they should happen to die.

Nazi funeral  (Source:  Third Reich Depot )  According to the source, this period photo comes from the SS Heimwehr Danzig Funeral/Festivities for Fallen SS Soldiers of the "Battle of Westerplatte" that occured in Poland in 1939.

Nazi funeral
(Source: Third Reich Depot)

According to the source, this period photo comes from the SS Heimwehr Danzig Funeral/Festivities for Fallen SS Soldiers of the "Battle of Westerplatte" that occured in Poland in 1939.

Wehrmacht Chaplain With Catholic Cross

(Photo source: unknown)

(Photo source: unknown)

Catholic Bishops giving the Nazi salute in honor of Hitler. Note Joseph Goebbels (far right) and Wilhelm Frick (second from right)  (Source:  USHMM , Photo source:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek  [Bavarian State Library])

Catholic Bishops giving the Nazi salute in honor of Hitler.
Note Joseph Goebbels (far right) and Wilhelm Frick (second from right)

(Source: USHMM, Photo source: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek [Bavarian State Library])

Franciscan friars gathered around German soldiers

(Source:  USHMM )

(Source: USHMM)

An Archbishop with the Nazis   Archbishop Cesare Orsenigo, head of the Diplomatic Corps, attending the Nuremburg Party Rally in September 1933.   According to Dr. Paul O'Shea, Orsenigo, as Dean of the Corps, it was the Nuncio's role to lead the Corps at all major government functions. After 1935 Orsenigo did not attend major government propaganda displays.  (Photo source:  A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair  by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen) [Note, Goldhagen incorrectly attributes this photo to Cardinal Faulhaber.]

An Archbishop with the Nazis

Archbishop Cesare Orsenigo, head of the Diplomatic Corps, attending the Nuremburg Party Rally in September 1933.

According to Dr. Paul O'Shea, Orsenigo, as Dean of the Corps, it was the Nuncio's role to lead the Corps at all major government functions. After 1935 Orsenigo did not attend major government propaganda displays.

(Photo source: A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen) [Note, Goldhagen incorrectly attributes this photo to Cardinal Faulhaber.]

Cardinal Bertram in the funeral procession for Bishop Bares, Berlin, 7 March 1935    As a chairman of the German bishop conference the Breslauer Cardinal Bertram plays a crucial role in shaping the attitude of the German bishops in relation to the National Socialist state.  (Photo source:  Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand )

Cardinal Bertram in the funeral procession for Bishop Bares, Berlin, 7 March 1935

As a chairman of the German bishop conference the Breslauer Cardinal Bertram plays a crucial role in shaping the attitude of the German bishops in relation to the National Socialist state.

(Photo source: Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand)

Welcome Celebration for Bishop Konrad Graf von Preysing in the  Sportpalast , Berlin, 8 Sept. 1935   Note the Catholic Chi-Rho Cross to the right of the Nazi flag. Chi and Rho are the first two letters of the Greek word for Christ. The Chi Rho Cross, or warrior's cross, originated from the monogram of Roman Emperor Constantine. How fitting it appears next to a swastika.  Following the death of Berlin's Bishop Bares, Pope Pius XI unexpectedly selects Konrad Graf von Preysing, a little-known Eichstatt bishop, as bishop of Berlin. Berlin, the region for which he is responsible, now also includes the center of the National Socialist power structure and so requires a high degree of political skill from its ecclesiastical leader.  (Photo source:  Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand )

Welcome Celebration for Bishop Konrad Graf von Preysing in the Sportpalast, Berlin, 8 Sept. 1935

Note the Catholic Chi-Rho Cross to the right of the Nazi flag. Chi and Rho are the first two letters of the Greek word for Christ. The Chi Rho Cross, or warrior's cross, originated from the monogram of Roman Emperor Constantine. How fitting it appears next to a swastika.

Following the death of Berlin's Bishop Bares, Pope Pius XI unexpectedly selects Konrad Graf von Preysing, a little-known Eichstatt bishop, as bishop of Berlin. Berlin, the region for which he is responsible, now also includes the center of the National Socialist power structure and so requires a high degree of political skill from its ecclesiastical leader.

(Photo source: Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand)

Priests giving the Hitler salute   Priests giving the Hitler salute at a Catholic youth rally in the Berlin-Neukölln stadium in August 1933.  (Source:  A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair  by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen)

Priests giving the Hitler salute

Priests giving the Hitler salute at a Catholic youth rally in the Berlin-Neukölln stadium in August 1933.

(Source: A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen)

Catholic Service for German Heroes

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(Photo source: unknown)

Ludwig Müller , a candidate of Hitler, was elected to the position of Reich Bishop in 1933 as Hitler attempted to unite regional Protestant churches under Nazi control. Hitler did not practice separation of Church &amp; State.  Although Hitler had problems with the Catholic Church and eventually wanted to replace Catholicism with his brand of Christianity, the very fact that Hitler wanted a united German Church proves that he supported Christianity. The Jews Didn’t like this fact either; they obviously still don’t.  Berlin, Germany, November 17, 1933.  (Source:  USHMM )

Ludwig Müller, a candidate of Hitler, was elected to the position of Reich Bishop in 1933 as Hitler attempted to unite regional Protestant churches under Nazi control. Hitler did not practice separation of Church & State.

Although Hitler had problems with the Catholic Church and eventually wanted to replace Catholicism with his brand of Christianity, the very fact that Hitler wanted a united German Church proves that he supported Christianity. The Jews Didn’t like this fact either; they obviously still don’t.

Berlin, Germany, November 17, 1933.

(Source: USHMM)

This autographed portrait of Müller shows him wearing the NSDAP-Hoheitsabzeichen (Nazi Eagle party badge) and Feldschnalle (ribbons).  (Source: Unknown)

This autographed portrait of Müller shows him wearing the NSDAP-Hoheitsabzeichen (Nazi Eagle party badge) and Feldschnalle (ribbons).

(Source: Unknown)

Reich Bishop Ludwig Müller, Berlin, 1934   (Photo source:  Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand )

Reich Bishop Ludwig Müller, Berlin, 1934

(Photo source: Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand)

Mass meeting of the German Christian Movement   13 Nov.1933   A radical wing of German Lutheranism and the main Protestant branch supporting Nazi ideology, the German Christian Movement reconciled Christian doctrine with German nationalism and antisemitism.  (Source:  Museum of Tolerance )

Mass meeting of the German Christian Movement 13 Nov.1933

A radical wing of German Lutheranism and the main Protestant branch supporting Nazi ideology, the German Christian Movement reconciled Christian doctrine with German nationalism and antisemitism.

(Source: Museum of Tolerance)

Investiture of Reich Church Bishop, 1933   Women in traditional dresses joined Nazis at the investiture of Ludwig Müller as Reich Church Bishop. Müller praised the concept of "one mighty, all-embracing German people's church."  (Source:  Museum of Tolerance )

Investiture of Reich Church Bishop, 1933

Women in traditional dresses joined Nazis at the investiture of Ludwig Müller as Reich Church Bishop. Müller praised the concept of "one mighty, all-embracing German people's church."

(Source: Museum of Tolerance)

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Deutsche Christen

(German Christians)

The Deutsche Christen (DC) became the voice of Nazi ideology within the Evangelical Church (the Religious Right of their day) and approved by Hitler. They proposed a church "Aryan paragraph" to prevent "non-Aryans" from becoming ministers or religious teachers. Most church leaders solidly supported the "Judenmission." Only a very few number of Christians opposed Nazism such as the "Confessing Christians" (a Church movement not recognized by the Protestant orthodoxy) headed by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The support of Nazism by the majority of German Christians and German Christian leaders shows the danger of mixing religion with government. The photo on the left shows the procession of bishops in front of the Berlin Cathedral, 23 Sept. 1934. SS guards stand at attention. The head of the march shows members in party and SA uniforms while pastors follow in the rear.

Note the flags with the Christian cross with the swastika in the middle. To see a movie trailer about the Deutsche Christen, from the documentary film, "Theologians Under Hitler," click here.

(Photo sources: unknown)

Deutsche Christen Flag

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Deutsche Christen (German Christians)   SA storm troopers with placards of the "German Christians," Berlin, July 1933.  On July 14, 1933, Hitler's government approves a new charter for the Protestant church. With massive intervention by the NSDAP, the church elections scheduled only a short time later result in a resounding victory for the "German Christians." Hitler himself appeals to all Protestant Christians in a radio speech on the eve of the election to vote for the "German Christians." With its slogan "church must remain church,"  (Source:  Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand )

Deutsche Christen (German Christians)

SA storm troopers with placards of the "German Christians," Berlin, July 1933.

On July 14, 1933, Hitler's government approves a new charter for the Protestant church. With massive intervention by the NSDAP, the church elections scheduled only a short time later result in a resounding victory for the "German Christians." Hitler himself appeals to all Protestant Christians in a radio speech on the eve of the election to vote for the "German Christians." With its slogan "church must remain church,"

(Source: Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand)

Presidium of the "German Christians," Berlin, November 13, 1933   The "German Christians" desired to achieve absolute organizational and ideological conformity between the Protestant church and the National Socialist state. Following their triumphant success in the Protestant church elections in July 1933 and the election of Ludwig Müller to the office of Reich bishop, they feel they have reached the zenith of their power over church policy in the autumn of 1933.  (Source:  Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand )

Presidium of the "German Christians," Berlin, November 13, 1933

The "German Christians" desired to achieve absolute organizational and ideological conformity between the Protestant church and the National Socialist state. Following their triumphant success in the Protestant church elections in July 1933 and the election of Ludwig Müller to the office of Reich bishop, they feel they have reached the zenith of their power over church policy in the autumn of 1933.

(Source: Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand)

National Bishop Friedrich Coch giving a Hitler greeting in Dresden, 10 December 1933   Dresden pastor Friedrich Coch is one of the leading men of the "German Christians" in Saxony. The NSDAP's Gau consultant for church matters since 1932, he is elected to the office of state bishop by the "Brown Synod" in August 1933.  (Source:  Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand )

National Bishop Friedrich Coch giving a Hitler greeting in Dresden, 10 December 1933

Dresden pastor Friedrich Coch is one of the leading men of the "German Christians" in Saxony. The NSDAP's Gau consultant for church matters since 1932, he is elected to the office of state bishop by the "Brown Synod" in August 1933.

(Source: Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand)

Photo: Leon Degrille

Photo: Leon Degrille

Through subterfuge and concealment, many of today's Church leaders and faithful Christians have camouflaged the Christianity of Adolf Hitler and have attempted to mark him an atheist, a pagan cult worshipper, or a false Christian. However, from the earliest formation of the Nazi party and throughout the period of conquest and growth, Hitler expressed his Christian support to the German citizenry and soldiers. In the 1920s, Hitler's German Workers' Party (pre Nazi term) adopted a "Programme" with twenty-five points (the Nazi version of a constitution). In point twenty-four, their intent clearly demonstrates, from the very beginning, their stand in favor of a "positive" Christianity: 

24. We demand liberty for all religious denominations in the State, so far as they are not a danger to it and do not militate against the morality and moral sense of the German race. The Party, as such, stands for positive Christianity, but does not bind itself in the matter of creed to any particular confession. It combats the Jewish-materialist spirit within and without us, and is convinced that our nation can achieve permanent health from within only on the principle: the common interest before self-interest. 

Hitler's speeches and proclamations, even more clearly, reveal his faith and feelings toward a Christianized Germany. Nazism presents an embarrassment to Christianity and demonstrates the danger of faith. The following words from Hitler show his disdain for atheism, and pagan cults, and reveals the strength of his Christian feelings:


My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before in the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.... And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people.... When I go out in the morning and see these men standing in their queues and look into their pinched faces, then I believe I would be no Christian, but a very devil if I felt no pity for them, if I did not, as did our Lord two thousand years ago, turn against those by whom to-day this poor people is plundered and exploited.

-Adolf Hitler, in his speech in Munich on 12 April 1922


[Note, "brood of vipers" appears in Matt. 3:7 & 12:34. John 2:15 depicts Jesus driving out the money changers (adders) from the temple. The word "adders" also appears in Psalms 140:3] 


Just as the Jew could once incite the mob of Jerusalem against Christ, so today he must succeed in inciting folk who have been duped into madness to attack those who, God's truth! seek to deal with this people in utter honesty and sincerity.

-Adolf Hitler, in Munich, 28 July 1922


In the Bible we find the text, 'That which is neither hot nor cold will I spew out of my mouth.' This utterance of the great Nazarene has kept its profound validity until the present day.

-Adolf Hitler, speech in Munich, 10 April 1923

[The Bible quote comes from Jesus in Revelation 3:16]

In the life of nations, what in the last resort decides questions is a kind of Judgment Court of God.... Always before god and the world the stronger has the right to carry through what he wills.

-Adolf Hitler, speech in Munich, 13 April 1923

There are three words which many use without a thought which for us are no catch-phrases: Love, Faith, and Hope.... We are fanatical in our love for our people....

We have faith in the rights of our people, the rights which have existed time out of mind. We protest against the view that every other nation should have rights - and we have none. We must learn to make our own this blind faith in the rights of our people, in the necessity of devoting ourselves to the service of these rights; we must make our own the faith that gradually victory must be granted us if only we are fanatical enough. And from this love and from this faith there emerges for us the idea of hope. When others doubt and hesitate for the future of Germany - we have no doubts. We have both the hope and the faith that Germany will and must once more become great and mighty.

We have faith that one day Heaven will bring the Germans back into a Reich over which there shall be no Soviet star, no Jewish star of David, but above that Reich there shall be the symbol of German labor - the Swastika. And that will mean that the first of May has truly come.

-Adolf Hitler, speech in Munich, 01 May 1923

[Love, Faith, and Hope comes from I Corinthians 13:13 NIV]

People ask: is there someone fit to be our leader? Our task is not to search for that person. Either God will give him to us or he will not come. Our task is to shape the sword that he will need when he comes. Our task it to provide the leader with a nation which is ready for him when he comes! My fellow Germans, awaken! The new day is dawning!

-Adolf Hitler, 04 May 1923

It matters not whether these weapons of ours are humane: if they gain us our freedom, they are justified before our conscience and before our God.

-Adolf Hitler, in Munich, 01 Aug. 1923


It will at any rate be my supreme task to see to it that in the newly awakened NSDAP, the adherents of both Confessions can live peacefully together side by side in order that they may take their stand in the common fight against the power which is the mortal foe of any true Christianity.

-Adolf Hitler, in an article headed "A New Beginning," 26 Feb. 1925 

A few days ago I was in Eisenach and stood on top of the Wartburg, where a great German once translated the Bible.

-Adolf Hitler, in Schleiz, Thuringia, 18 Jan. 1927

[The great German Hitler speaks about, of course, describes Martin Luther]

We are a people of different faiths, but we are one. Which faith conquers the other is not the question; rather, the question is whether Christianity stands or falls.... We tolerate no one in our ranks who attacks the ideas of Christianity... in fact our movement is Christian. We are filled with a desire for Catholics and Protestants to discover one another in the deep distress of our own people. 

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech in Passau, 27 October 1928, Bundesarchiv Berlin-Zehlendorf, [cited from Richard Steigmann-Gall's The Holy Reich

We are determined, as leaders of the nation, to fulfill as a national government the task which has been given to us, swearing fidelity only to God, our conscience, and our Volk.... This the national government will regard its first and foremost duty to restore the unity of spirit and purpose of our Volk. It will preserve and defend the foundations upon which the power of our nation rests. It will take Christianity, as the basis of our collective morality, and the family as the nucleus of our Volk and state, under its firm protection....May God Almighty take our work into his grace, give true form to our will, bless our insight, and endow us with the trust of our Volk.


-Adolf Hitler, on 1 Feb. 1933, addressing the German nation as Chancellor for the first time, Volkischer Beobachter, 5 Aug. 1935, [cited from Richard Steigmann-Gall's The Holy Reich]

Except the Lord built the house they labour in vain.... The truth of that text was proved if one looks at the house of which the foundations were laid in 1918 and which since then has been in building.... The world will not help, the people must help itself. Its own strength is the source of life. That strength the Almighty has given us to use; that in it and through it we may wage the battle of our life.... The others in the past years have not had the blessing of the Almighty-- of Him Who in the last resort, whatever man may do, holds in His hands the final decision. Lord God, let us never hesitate or play the coward, let us never forget the duty which we have taken upon us.... We are all proud that through God's powerful aid we have become once more true Germans. 

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech in March 1933

[Note, "Except the Lord built the house, they labour in vain" comes from Psalms 127:1 ]

The Government, being resolved to undertake the political and moral purification of our public life, are creating and securing the conditions necessary for a really profound revival of religious life.... The National Government regard the two Christian Confessions as the weightiest factors for the maintenance of our nationality. They will respect the agreements concluded between them and the federal States. Their rights are not to be infringed.... It will be the Government's care to maintain honest co-operation between Church and State; the struggle against materialistic views and for a real national community is just as much in the interest of the German nation as in that of the welfare of our Christian faith. The Government of the Reich, who regard Christianity as the unshakable foundation of the morals and moral code of the nation, attach the greatest value to friendly relations with the Holy See and are endeavouring to develop them. 

-Adolf Hitler, in his speech to the Reichstag on 23 March 1933

The Catholic Church considered the Jews pestilent for fifteen hundred years, put them in ghettos, etc, because it recognized the Jews for what they were".... I recognize the representatives of this race as pestilent for the state and for the church and perhaps I am thereby doing Christianity a great service by pushing them out of schools and public functions.

-Adolf Hitler, 26 April 1933, [cited from Richard Steigmann-Gall's The Holy Reich

We want honestly to earn the resurrection of our people through our industry, our perseverance, our will. We ask not of the Almighty 'Lord, make us free'!-- we want to be active, to work, to agree together as brothers, to strive in rivalry with one another to bring about the hour when we can come before Him and when we may ask of Him: 'Lord, Thou seest that we have transformed ourselves, the German people is not longer the people of dishonour, of shame, of war within itself, of faintheartedness and little faith: no, Lord, the German people has become strong again in spirit, strong in will, strong in endurance, strong to bear all sacrifices.' 'Lord, we will not let Thee go: bless now our fight for our freedom; the fight we wage for our German people and Fatherland.'

-Adolf Hitler, giving prayer in a speech on May Day 1933 


This is for us a ground for satisfaction, since we desire that the fight in the religious camps should come to an end... all political action in the parties will be forbidden to priests for all time, happy because we know what is wanted by millions who long to see in the priest only the comforter of their souls and not the representative of their political convictions.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech to the men of the SA. at Dormund, 9 July 1933 on the day after the signing of the Concordat. 


National Socialism has always affirmed that it is determined to take the Christian Churches under the protection of the State.... The decisive factor which can justify the existence alike of Church and State is the maintenance of men's spiritual and bodily health, for it that health were destroyed it would mean the end of the State and also the end of the Church.... It is my sincere hope that thereby for Germany, too, through free agreement there has been produced a final clarification of spheres in the functions of the State and of one Church.

-Adolf Hitler, on a wireless on 22 July, the evening before the Evangelical Church Election 


The fact that the Vatican is concluding a treaty with the new Germany means the acknowledgement of the National Socialist state by the Catholic Church. This treaty shows the whole world clearly and unequivocally that the assertion that National Socialism [Nazism] is hostile to religion is a lie.

-Adolf Hitler, 22 July 1933, writing to the Nazi Party (quoted from John Cornwell's "Hitler's Pope" 


Among the congregations of the Protestant confessions there has arisen in the "German Christians' a movement that is filled with the determination to do justice to the great tasks of the day and has aimed at a union of the Protestant state churches and confessions. If this question is not really on the way towards a solution, in the judgement of history no false or stupid objections will be able to dispute the fact that this service was rendered by the volkisch movement at a time when, unfortunately, just as in the Roman Church, many pastors and superintendents without reason have opposed the national uprising in the most violent, indeed, often fanatical, way.

-Adolf Hitler, in a radio address on 22 July 1933 to the German people after a performance of Wagner's Christian allegory Parsifal in Bayreuth. [from Richard Steigmann-Gall's The Holy Reich


We were convinced that the people needs and requires this faith. We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a few theoretical declarations: we have stamped it out.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech in Berlin on 24 Oct. 1933

[This statement clearly refutes modern Christians who claim Hitler as favoring atheism.] 


I believe that Providence would never have allowed us to see the victory of the Movement if it had the intention after all to destroy us at the end.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech to old members of the Party at Munich on 8 Nov. 1933 


The German Church and the People are practically the same body. Therefore there could be no issue between Church and State. The Church, as such, has nothing to do with political affairs. On the other hand, the State has nothing to do with the faith or inner organization of the Church. The election of November 12th would be an expression of church constituency, but not as a Church.

-Adolf Hitler, answering C. F. Macfarland about Church & State (in his book, The New Church and the New Germany) 


While we destroyed the Centre Party, we have not only brought thousands of priests back into the Church, but to millions of respectable people we have restored their faith in their religion and in their priests. The union of the Evangelical Church in a single Church for the whole Reich, the Concordat with the Catholic Church, these are but milestones on the road which leads to the establishment of a useful relation and a useful co operation between the Reich and the two Confessions.

-Adolf Hitler, in his New Year Message on 1 Jan. 1934 


Imbued with the desire to secure for the German people the great religious, moral, and cultural values rooted in the two Christian Confessions, we have abolished the political organizations but strengthened the religious institutions.

-Adolf Hitler, speaking in the Reichstag on 30 Jan. 1934 


It would have been more to the point, more honest and more Christian, in past decades not to support those who intentionally destroyed healthy life than to rebel against those who have no other wish than to avoid disease. Moreover, a policy of laissez faire in this sphere is not only cruelty to the individual guiltless victims but also to the nation as a whole.... If the Churches were to declare themselves ready to take over the treatment and care of those suffering from hereditary diseases, we should be quite ready to refrain from sterilizing them.

-Adolf Hitler, in his speech on 30 Jan. 1934 


We have experienced a miracle, something unique, something the like of which there has hardly been in the history of the world. God first allowed our people to be victorious for four and a half years, then He abased us, laid upon us a period of shamelessness, but now after a struggle of fourteen years he has permitted us to bring that period to a close. It is a miracle which has been wrought upon the German people.... It shows us that the Almighty has not deserted our people, that He received it into favour at the moment when it rediscovered itself. And that our people shall never again lose itself, that must be our vow so long as we shall live and so long as the Lord gives us the strength to carry on the fight.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech to the "Old Guard" of the Party at Munich on 19 March, 1934 


The National Socialist State professes its allegiance to positive Christianity. It will be its honest endeavour to protect both the great Christian Confessions in their rights, to secure them from interference with their doctrines (Lehren ), and in their duties to constitute a harmony with the views and the exigencies of the State of to-day.

-Adolf Hitler, on 26 June 1934, to Catholic bishops to assure them that he would take action against the new pagan propaganda 


No, it is not we that have deserted Christianity, it is those who came before us who deserted Christianity. We have only carried through a clear division between politics which have to do with terrestrial things, and religion, which must concern itself with the celestial sphere. There has been no interference with the doctrine (Lehre ) of the Confessions or with their religious freedom (Bekenntnisfreiheit ), nor will there be any such interference. On the contrary the State protects religion, though always on the one condition that religion will not be used as a cover for political ends.... 

National Socialism neither opposes the Church nor is it anti-religious, but on the contrary it stands on the ground of a real Christianity.... For their interests cannot fail to coincide with ours alike in our fight against the symptoms of degeneracy in the world of to-day, in our fight against a Bolshevist culture, against atheistic movement, against criminality, and in our struggle for a consciousness of a community in our national life... These are not anti-Christian, these are Christian principles! And I believe that if we should fail to follow these principles then we should to be able to point to our successes, for the result of our political battle is surely not unblest by God. 

-Adolf Hitler, in his speech at Koblenz, to the Germans of the Saar, 26 Aug. 1934 


So far as the Evangelical Confessions are concerned we are determined to put an end to existing divisions, which are concerned only with the forms of organization, and to create a single Evangelical Church for the whole Reich.... 

And we know that were the great German reformer [Martin Luther] with us to-day he would rejoice to be freed from the necessity of his own time and, like Ulrich von Hutten, his last prayer would be not for the Churches of the separate States: it would be of Germany that he would think and of the Evangelical Church of Germany. 

-Adolf Hitler, in his Proclamation at the Parteitag at Nuremberg on 5 Sept. 1934

[Note, Martin Luther provided Germany with the seeds of violent antisemitism. Learn about Martin Luther's dirty little book.

So we have come together on this day to prove symbolically that we are more than a collection of individuals striving one against another, that none of us is too proud, none of us too high, none is too rich, and none too poor, to stand together before the face of the Lord and of the world in this indissoluble, sworn community. And this united nation, we have need of it.

-Adolf Hitler, in Berlin, 01 May 1935

What we are we have become not against, but with, the will of Providence. And so long as we are true and honourable and of good courage in fight, so long as we believe in our great work and do not capitulate, we shall continue to enjoy in the future the blessing of Providence. 

-Adolf Hitler, at Rosenheim in Bavaria, 11 Aug. 1935 


Only so you can appeal to your God and pray Him to support and bless your courage, your work, your perseverance, your strength, your resolution, and with all these your claim on life.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech at Frankfurt on 16 March 1936 


In this world him who does not abandon himself the Almighty will not desert. Him who helps himself will the Almighty always also help; He will show him the way by which he can gain his rights, his freedom, and therefore his future.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech at Hamburg on 20 March 1936 


Providence has caused me to be Catholic, and I know therefore how to handle this Church.

-Adolf Hitler, reportedly to have said in Berlin in 1936 on the enmity of the Catholic Church to National Socialism 


I believe in Providence and I believe Providence to be just. Therefore I believe that Providence always rewards the strong, the industrious, and the upright.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech to National Socialist women at the Nuremberg Parteitag of 1936 [11 Sept. 1936] 

I say that they can be solved; there is no problem that cannot be, but faith is necessary. Think of the faith I had to have eighteen years ago, a single man on a lonely path. Yet I have come to leadership of the German people....

Life is hard for many, but it is hardest if you are unhappy and have no faith. Have faith.

Nothing can make me change my own belief.

-Adolf Hitler, in Nuremberg, 12 Sept. 1936

We had no prayer but this during our long years of struggle: Lord, give our people peace at home and abroad!

-Adolf Hitler, at the Oath Under the Cathedral of Light, 14 Sept. 1936

And I especially greet the youth who are present. Become men like those you see before you! fight as they have fought! Be upright and determined, fear no one and do your duty! If you do so, the Lord God will never leave our people.

-Adolf Hitler, at the Oath Under the Cathedral of Light, 14 Sept. 1936

This is probably the first time and this is the first country in which people are being taught to realize that, of all the tasks which we have to face, the noblest and most sacred for mankind is that each racial species must preserve the purity of the blood which God has given it....

The greatest revolution which National Socialism has brought about is that it has rent asunder the veil which hid from us the knowledge that all human failures and mistakes are due to the conditions of the time and therefore can be remedied, but that there is one error which cannot be remedied once men have made it, namely the failure to recognize the importance of conserving the blood and the race free from intermixture and thereby the racial aspect and character which are God's gift and God's handiwork. It is not for men to discuss the question of why Providence created different races, but rather to recognize the fact that it punishes those who disregard its work of creation....

As I look back on the great work that has been done during the past four years you will understand quite well that my first feeling is simply one of thankfulness to our Almighty God for having allowed me to bring this work to success. He has blessed our labors and has enabled our people to come through all the obstacles which encompassed them on their way....

Today I must humbly thank Providence, whose grace has enabled me, who was once an unknown soldier in the War, to bring to a successful issue the struggle for the restoration of our honor and rights as a nation.

-Adolf Hitler, before the Reichstag, 30 Jan. 1937

So long as they concern themselves with their religious problems the State does not concern itself with them. But so soon as they attempt by any means whatsoever-- by letters, Encyclica, or otherwise-- to arrogate to themselves rights which belong to the State alone we shall force them back into their proper spiritual, pastoral activity.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech delivered in Berlin on the May Day festival, 1937


We National Socialists, too, have deep in our hearts our own faith. We cannot do otherwise. No man can mould the history of peoples or of the world unless he has upon his will and his capacities the blessing of Providence.

-Adolf Hitler, to Nazi leaders on 2 June 1937, as reported by a correspondent of the "Daily Telegraph" 


I will never allow anyone to divide this people once more into religious camps, each fighting the other.... 

You, my Brown Guard, will regard it as a matter of course that this German people should go only by the way which Providence ordained for it when it gave to Germans the common language. So we go forward with the profoundest faith in God into the future. Would that which we have achieved have been possible if Providence had not helped us?

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech at Regensburg on 6 June 1937 


If we pursue this way, if we are decent, industrious, and honest, if we so loyally and truly fulfill our duty, then it is my conviction that in the future as in the past the Lord God will always help us. In the long run He never leaves decent folk in the lurch. Often He may test them, He may send trials upon them, but in the long run He always lets His sun shine upon them once more and at the end He gives them His blessing.

-Adolf Hitler, at the Harvest Thanksgiving Festival on the Buckeburg held on 3 Oct. 1937 


This Winter Help Work is also in the deepest sense a Christian work. When I see, as I so often do, poorly clad girls collecting with such infinite patience in order to care for those who are suffering from the cold while they themselves are shivering with cold, then I have the feeling that they are all apostles of a Christianity-- and in truth of a Christianity which can say with greater right than any other: This is the Christianity of an honest confession, for behind it stand not words but deeds.

-Adolf Hitler, speaking of the Winter Help Campaign on 5 Oct. 1937 


Remain strong in your faith, as you were in former years. In this faith, in its close-knit unity our people to-day goes straight forward on its way and no power on earth will avail to stop it.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech at Coburg on 15 Oct. 1937 


In this hour I would ask of the Lord God only this: that, as in the past, so in the years to come He would give His blessing to our work and our action, to our judgement and our resolution, that He will safeguard us from all false pride and from all cowardly servility, that He may grant us to find the straight path which His Providence has ordained for the German people, and that He may ever give us the courage to do the right, never to falter, never to yield before any violence, before any danger.... I am convinced that men who are created by God should live in accordance with the will of the Almighty.... If Providence had not guided us I could often never have found these dizzy paths.... Thus it is that we National Socialists, too, have in the depths of our hearts our faith. We cannot do otherwise: no man can fashion world-history or the history of peoples unless upon his purpose and his powers there rests the blessings of this Providence.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech at Wurzburg on 27 June 1937 


National Socialism is not a cult-movement-- a movement for worship; it is exclusively a 'volkic' political doctrine based upon racial principles. In its purpose there is no mystic cult, only the care and leadership of a people defined by a common blood-relationship.... We will not allow mystically-minded occult folk with a passion for exploring the secrets of the world beyond to steal into our Movement. Such folk are not National Socialists, but something else-- in any case something which has nothing to do with us. At the head of our programme there stand no secret surmisings but clear-cut perception and straightforward profession of belief. But since we set as the central point of this perception and of this profession of belief the maintenance and hence the security for the future of a being formed by God, we thus serve the maintenance of a divine work and fulfill a divine will-- not in the secret twilight of a new house of worship, but openly before the face of the Lord.... Our worship is exclusively the cultivation of the natural, and for that reason, because natural, therefore God-willed. Our humility is the unconditional submission before the divine laws of existence so far as they are known to us men.

-Adolf Hitler, in Nuremberg on 6 Sept. 1938.

[Christians have always accused Hitler of believing in pagan cult mythology. Here he clearly expresses his stand against cults and reinforces his Christian views.]

Thus one of Europe's most serious crises will be ended, and all of us, not only in Germany but those far beyond our frontiers, will then in this year for the first time really rejoice at the Christmas festival. It should for us all be a true Festival of Peace....

-Adolf Hitler, in Berlin, 05 Oct. 1938

[This statement disputes some who claim that Hitler outlawed Christmas.]

God helps only those who are prepared and determined to help themselves.

-Adolf Hitler, 06 Nov. 1938, Weimar


The National Socialist Movement has wrought this miracle. If Almighty God granted success to this work, then the Party was His instrument.

-Adolf Hitler, in his proclamation to the German People on 01 Jan. 1939 

We are indeed perhaps better able than other generations to realize the full meaning of those pious words "What a change by the grace of God".

Amongst the accusations which are directed against Germany in the so called democracies is the charge that the National Socialist State is hostile to religion. In answer to that charge I should like to make before the German people the following solemn declaration:

1. No one in Germany has in the past been persecuted because of his religious views (Einstellung), nor will anyone in the future be so persecuted.... The Churches are the greatest landed proprietors after the State... Further, the Church in the National Socialist State is in many ways favoured in regard to taxation, and for gifts, legacies, &c., it enjoys immunity from taxation. 

It is therefore, to put mildly-- effrontery when especially foreign politicians make bold to speak of hostility to religion in the Third Reich.... I would allow myself only one question: what contributions during the same period have France, England, or the United States made through the State from the public funds?

3. The National Socialist State has not closed a church, nor has it prevented the holding of a religious service, nor has it ever exercised any influence upon the form of a religious service. It has not exercised any pressure upon the doctrine nor on the profession of faith of any of the Confessions. In the National Socialist State anyone is free to seek his blessedness after his own fashion.... There are ten thousands and ten thousands of priests of all the Christian Confessions who perform their ecclesiastical duties just as well as or probably better than the political agitators without ever coming into conflict with the laws of the State.... This State has only once intervened in the internal regulation of the Churches, that is when I myself in 1933 endeavoured to unite the weak and divided Protestant Churches of the different States into one great and powerful Evangelical Church of the Reich. That attempt failed through the opposition of the bishops of some States; it was therefore abandoned. For it is in the last resort not our task to defend or even to strengthen the Evangelical Church through violence against its own representatives.... But on one point it is well that there should be no uncertainty: the German priest as servant of God we shall protect, the priest as political enemy of the German State we shall destroy. 

-Adolf Hitler, a speech in the Reichstag on 30 Jan. 1939

[That last sentence sums up Hitler's stand on the priesthood. Rather than standing for atheism, as today's Christians would like, Hitler attacked the priesthood only if they stood in Hitler's political path.] 


If positive Christianity means love of one's neighbour, i.e. the tending of the sick, the clothing of the poor, the feeding of the hungry, the giving of drink to those who are thirsty, then it is we who are the more positive Christians. For in these spheres the community of the people of National Socialist Germany has accomplished a prodigious work.

-Adolf Hitler, in his speech to the "Old Guard" at Munich on 24 Feb. 1939 

Help yourself, then God will also help you! 

The German people was created by Providence, not in order to obey a law which suits Englishmen or Frenchmen, but to stand up for its vital right. That is what we are there for!

-Adolf Hitler, at Wilhemshaven, 01 April 1939

I can give vent to my inmost feelings only in the form of humble thanks to Providence which called upon me and vouchsafed it to me, once an unknown soldier of the Great War, to rise to be the Leader of my people, so dear to me.

Providence showed me the way to free our people from the depths of its misery without bloodshed and to lead it upward once again. Providence granted that I might fulfill my life's task-to raise my German people out of the depths of defeat and to liberate it from the bonds of the most outrageous dictate of all times....

I have regarded myself as called upon by Providence to serve my own people alone and to deliver them from their frightful misery.

-Adolf Hitler, before the Reichstag, 28 April 1939

As Fuehrer of the German people and Chancellor of the Reich, I can thank God at this moment that he has so wonderfully blessed us in our hard struggle for what is our right, and beg Him that we and all other nations may find the right way, so that not only the German people but all Europe may once more be granted the blessing of peace.

-Adolf Hitler, before the Reichstag, 06 Oct. 1939

[I] never lost my belief, in the midst of setbacks which were not spared me during my period of struggle. Providence has had the last word and brought me success.

-Adolf Hitler, speech of 23 Nov. 1939

It would be easier for the Devil to go to church and cross himself with holy water than for these people to comprehend the ideas which are accepted facts to us today.

-Adolf Hitler, 10 Dec. 1940, in Berlin

The conception of the new Movement, whose fundamentals can be expressed in a single sentence: "The Lord helps those who help themselves," opposed this. That is not only a very pious phrase, but a very just one. For one cannot assume that God exists to help people who are too cowardly and too lazy to help themselves and think that God exists only to make up for the weakness of mankind. He does not exist for that purpose. He has always, at all times, blessed only those who were prepared to fight their own battles....

Providence has not led us along these amazing paths in vain. On the day that the party was founded I recalled that our nation once gained immense victories. Then it became ungrateful, disunited, sinned against itself. Thereupon it was punished by Providence. We deserved our defeat. If a nation forgets itself as completely as the German nation did at that time, if it thinks that it can shake off all honor and all good faith, Providence can do nothing but teach it a hard and bitter lesson. But even at that time we were convinced that once our nation found itself again, once it again became industrious and honorable, once each individual German stood up for his nation first and not for himself, once he placed the interests of the community above his own personal interests, once the whole nation again pursued a great ideal, once it was prepared to stake everything for this ideal, the hour would come when the Lord would declare our trials at an end.

If fate should once more call us to the battlefield, the blessing of Providence will be with those who have merited it by years of hard work. When I compare myself and my opponents in other countries in the light of history, I do not fear the verdict on our respective mentalities. Who are these egoists? Each one of them merely defends the interests of his class. Behind them all stands either the Jew or their own moneybags. They are all nothing but money-grubbers, living on the profits of this war. No blessing can come of that. I oppose these people merely as the 0 champion of my country. I am convinced that our struggle will in the future be blessed by Providence, as it has been blessed up to now.

-Adolf Hitler, in Munich, 24 Feb. 1941

But he who dares to use the word "God" for such devilish activity blasphemes against Providence and, according to our belief, he cannot end except in destruction.

-Adolf Hitler, speaking about Jews and international "warmongers," on 04 May 1941, before the Reichstag 

I did not want this struggle. Since January, 1933, when Providence entrusted me with the leadership of the German Reich, I had an aim before my eyes which was essentially incorporated in the program of our National Socialist party. I have never been disloyal to this aim and have never abandoned my program....

Only when the entire German people become a single community of sacrifice can we expect and hope that Almighty God will help us. The Almighty has never helped a lazy man. He does not help the coward. He does not help a people that cannot help itself.

The principle applies here, help yourselves and Almighty God will not deny you his assistance. 

-Adolf Hitler, in a broadcast from Berlin, 03 Oct.1941

If the Providence has so willed that the German people cannot be spared this fight, then I can only be grateful that it entrusted me with the leadership in this historic struggle which, for the next 500 or 1,000 years, will be described as decisive, not only for the history of Germany, but for the whole of Europe and indeed the whole world. The German people and their soldiers are working and fighting today, not only for the present, but for the coming, nay the most distant, generations. A historical revision on a unique scale has been imposed on us by the Creator....

The next incursion against this homestead of European culture was carried out from the distant East. A terrible stream of barbarous, uncultured hordes sallied forth from the interior of Asia deep into the hearts of the European Continent, burning, looting, murdering-a true scourge of the Lord....

From the time when the Movement I consisted of seven men, until we took over power in January 1933, the path was so miraculous that only Providence itself with its blessing could have made this possible....

Our enemies must not deceive themselves-in the 2,000 years of German history known to us, our people have never been more united than today. The Lord of the Universe has treated us so well in the past years that we bow in gratitude to a providence which has allowed us to be members of such a great nation. We thank Him that we also can be entered with honor into the ever-lasting book of German history!

-Adolf Hitler, on 11 Dec.1941 before the Reichstag 

My fame, if Providence preserves my life, will consist in ... works of peace, which I still intend to create. But I think that if Providence has already disposed that I can do what must be done according to the inscrutable will of the Providence, then I can at least just ask Providence to entrust to me the burden of this war, to load it on me. I will beat it! I will shrink from no responsibility; in every hour which ... I will take this burden upon me. I will bear every responsibility, just as I have always borne them.".... 

Thus the home-front need not be warned, and the prayer of this priest of the devil, the wish that Europe may be punished with Bolshevism, will not be fulfilled, but rather that the prayer may be fulfilled: "Lord God, give us the strength that we may retain our liberty for our children and our children's children, not only for ourselves but also for the other peoples of Europe, for this is a war which we all wage, this time, not for our German people alone, it is a war for all of Europe and with it, in the long run, for all of mankind."

-Adolf Hitler, 30 Jan. 1942, in Berlin (note the prayer at the end of the speech.)

May therefore God give us the strength to continue to do our duty and with this prayer we bow in homage before our dead heroes, before those whom they have left behind in bereavement, and before all the other victims of this war.

-Adolf Hitler, in prayer at the end of a radio address on 15 March 1942.

I, for my part, acknowledge another precept which says that man must deal the final blow to those whose downfall is destined by God.

-Adolf Hitler, in an address to the Reichstag, 06 April 1942

In my eyes, the year 1942 already has behind it the most fateful trial of our people. That was the winter of '41 to '42. I may be permitted to say that in that winter the German people, and in particular its Wehrmacht, were weighed in the balance by Providence. Nothing worse can or will happen. That we conquered that winter, that "General Winter," that at last the German fronts stood, and that this spring, that is, early this summer, we were able to proceed again, that, I believe, is the proof that Providence was content with the German people....

You do not realize what is hidden beneath these words in the way of human heroism, and also of human pain, and suffering, and we may say, often anxiety too, naturally, deathly anxiety on the part of all those who, especially for the first time, are placed before the trial of God in this highest court.

-Adolf Hitler, 30 Sept. 1942, in Berlin 

And today I stand by this same view. Fate, or Providence, will give the victory to those who most deserve it....

And when now, after 10 years, I again survey this period, I can say that upon no people has Providence ever bestowed more successes than upon us. The miracles we have achieved in the last three years in the face of a whole world of enemies are unique in history, especially the crises we very naturally often had in these years.

-Adolf Hitler, in Munich, 08 Nov. 1942

The bomb which was planted by Colonel von Stauffenberg exploded two meters to my right. It seriously injured a number of my colleagues who are very dear to me; one has died. I myself am completely unhurt apart from a few minor skin abrasions, bruises and burns. I interpret this as confirmation that Providence wishes me to continue my life's mission as I have in the past. 

Few people can begin to imagine the fate which would have overtaken Germany had the assassination attempt succeeded. I myself thank Providence and my Creator not for preserving me - my life consists only of worry and work for my People - I thank him only for allowing me to continue to bear this burden of worry, and to carry on my work to the best of my ability.

Once again I take this opportunity, my old comrades in arms, to greet you, joyful that I have once again been spared a fate which, while it held no terror for me personally, would have had terrible consequences for the German People. I interpret this as a sign from Providence that I must continue my work, and therefore I shall continue it.

-Adolf Hitler, speaking about the attempt to kill him, in a radio broadcast on 20 July 1944

God the Almighty has made our nation. By defending its existence we are defending His work....

Only He can relieve me of this duty Who called me to it. It was in the hand of Providence to snuff me out by the bomb that exploded only one and a half meters from me on July 20, and thus to terminate my life's work. That the Almighty protected me on that day I consider a renewed affirmation of the task entrusted to me....

Therefore, it is all the more necessary on this twelfth anniversary of the rise to power to strengthen the heart more than ever before and to steel ourselves in the holy determination to wield the sword, no-matter where and under what circumstances, until final victory crowns our efforts....

In the years to come I shall continue on this road, uncompromisingly safeguarding my people's interests, oblivious to all misery and danger, and filled with the holy conviction that God the Almighty will not abandon him who, during all his life, had no desire but to save his people from a fate it had never deserved, neither by virtue of its number nor by way of its importance....

In vowing ourselves to one another, we are entitled to stand before the Almighty and ask Him for His grace and His blessing. No people can do more than that everybody who can fight, fights, and that everybody who can work, works, and that they all sacrifice in common, filled with but one thought: to safeguard freedom and national honor and thus the future of life.

-Adolf Hitler, in a radio address, 30 Jan. 1945

Providence shows no mercy to weak nations, but recognizes the right of existence-only of sound and strong nations....

This Jewish bolshevist annihilation of nations and its western European and American procurers can be met only in one way: by using every ounce of strength with the extreme fanaticism and stubborn steadfastness that merciful God gives to men in hard times for the defense of their own lives....

We have suffered so much that it only steels us to fanatical resolve to hate Our enemies a thousand times more and to regard them for what they are destroyers of an eternal culture and annihilators of humanity. Out of this bate a holy will is born to oppose these destroyers of our existence with all the strength that God has given us and to crush them in the end. During its 2,000-year history our people has survived so many terrible times that we have no doubt that we will also master our present plight.

-Adolf Hitler, in a recorded radio address, 24 Feb. 1945


SOURCES:

Baynes, Norman H. Ed. "The Speeches of Adolf Hitler, April 1922-August 1939," Vol. 1 of 2, Oxford University Press, 1942

Cornwell, John, "Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII," Viking, 1999

Steigmann-Gall, Richard "The Holy Reich: Nazi conception of Christianity, 1919-1945," Cambridge University Press, 2003 

Online:

Adolf Hitler Speeches from www.adolfhitler.ws/

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