Archive for the Nazi Category

Fetal tissue docs reveal history’s lessons weren’t learned regarding medical experiments on humans

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Center for Medical Progress, Nazi, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2016 by saynsumthn

E-mail evidence on the ghoulish Planned Parenthood baby parts investigations published by a national newspaper reminds us that there are profound lessons not learned in history. When America was confronted with the shocking Nazi medical experiments on the Jews, they were horrified. The media was especially engaged, attending the trials and publishing stories on a regular basis.

Nazi Medical Group on Trial

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:

    Between 1939 and 1945, at least seventy medical research projects involving cruel and often lethal experimentation on human subjects were conducted in Nazi concentration camps. These projects were carried out by established institutions within the Third Reich and fell into three areas: research aimed at improving the survival and rescue of German troops; testing of medical procedures and pharmaceuticals; and experiments that sought to confirm Nazi racial ideology. More than seven thousand victims of such medical experiments have been documented. Victims include Jews, Poles, Roma (Gypsies), political prisoners, Soviet prisoners of war, homosexuals, and Catholic priests.

Today, medical experiments using human babies are being carried out by established institutions like Planned Parenthood, Stem Express, and many Universities among others. And, just as in the days of the Jewish Holocaust, much of society is silent! The media is by and large ignoring the ongoing investigation into the marketing of aborted baby body parts by Planned Parenthood. So, kudos to the New York Times who, in what appeared to be simple journalistic obligation and not outrage, chose to publish documents from the investigation. They included letters from members of Congress, letters from medical practitioners and email exchanges on tissue requests. The documents hidden inside the PDF upload would appear to be simple pieces of paper until you realize that what is being described on those pages is the dismembering and parceling of human babies.

One heavily redacted email from University of California, San Diego regarding human fetal tissue requests read in part:

    Next time you go to PP [short for Planned Parenthood], can you try to get pancreas as well as liver?

Planned Parenthood Pancreas baby parts abortion

The response:

    On Friday I’m going to PP and I will collect liver tissue…

Another reply:

    Great to hear that, I need a few more fetal pancreas samples…

In another document marked Exhibit 1, also heavily redacted so you cannot read who it is from, reads in part:

    We are now ready to include the skull if you could please include that in our order for tomorrow…

Ironically, that correspondence was dated January 21, 2015 one day prior to the date that memorializes that SCOTUS decision which legalized abortion.

planned-parenthood-video-crush-b

The investigation by a select Congressional panel follows an undercover investigation by the Center for Medical Progress. The pro-life organization secretly recorded high ranking Planned Parenthood medical officials describing how they would obtain the parts of human babies and then sell them for research. In one exchange Planned Parenthood Federation Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, is heard describing how she will crush the parts above and below whatever the researchers request:

    The kind of rate-limiting step of the procedure is calvarium. Calvarium—the head—is basically the biggest part. …

    We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact. And with the calvarium, in general, some people will actually try to change the presentation so that it’s not vertex. …

The document marked Exhibit B3 is an almost haunting reenactment of that description, reading:

The Calvarium [ fetal head] is mostly in tact with a tear up the back suture line, but all pieces look to be there.

    The limbs, one upper and one lower are totally in tact, with upper broken at the humerus, and on lower broken right above the knee…

Calvarium PLanned Parenthood baby parts

The horrifying nature of these documents represent a setback for humanity. It wasn’t that long ago when the revelations of medical experiments on humans by the Nazi’s garnered outrage from society. Following the discovery of Nazi experimental laboratories by allied forces, Nazi war crimes tribunals were held leading to the hanging of several Nazi offenders.

Image credit: PBS

Image credit: PBS

A review of those events documented by PBS, which has yet to condemn Planned Parenthood, reads:

    Researchers at Buchenwald concentration camp developed a method of individual execution by injecting Russian prisoners with phenol and cyanide. Experimenters also tested various poisons on the human body by secreting noxious chemicals in prisoners’ food or shooting inmates with poison bullets. Victims who did not die during these experiments were killed to allow the experimenters to perform autopsies.

Image credit: PBS

Image credit: PBS

    To learn if a limb or joint from one person could be successfully attached to another who had lost that limb or joint, experimenters at Ravensbruck amputated legs and shoulders from inmates in useless attempts to transplant them onto other victims. They also removed sections of bones, muscles, and nerves from prisoners to study regeneration of these body parts. Victims suffered excruciating pain, mutilation, and permanent disability as a result.

A series of Nazi letters transcribed by the Jewish Virtual Library are as follows:

Nazi Letters medical experiments

Nazi Letters medical experiments2

In his 1999 Chicago Tribune review of the documentary “Healing by Killing” John Petrakis, he warns us how easy it is for doctors to use experimentation to bend the Hippocratic Oath, writing:

    this sobering documentary, which is based on the book “The Nazi Doctors” by American psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton (who also provides some vital onscreen narration), should serve as a terrible reminder to doctors around the world just how easy it is to bend the Hippocratic oath.

James Bowman, Resident Scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, summarized the film this way:

    It is perhaps not too much to say that “It was the doctors who paved the way for the holocaust. . .It was medical ideology which led to Hitler and the Nazis,” since there is no reason to suppose that medical ideology is any more benign than the other ideologies which have killed so many in our century. But there is a particularly worrying aspect to any ideology that finds it so easy to stake a claim to “scientific” respectability. It is well to remember that, as Lifton recalls, “We [doctors] are descended from Shamans” and other primitive practitioners of sorcery and magic, so that people are in awe of our “magical powers to kill or heal.” That is why, he says, the Hippocratic oath is full of warnings against doing harm— “as if they knew doctors could be dangerous.”

These lessons not learned from history are a blight on our society. This time, instead of condemning the atrocities against humans, they are being deliberately swept under the rug and labeled innocent “medical research.” The reality is, nothing could be further from the truth!

Pro-lifer compares Planned Parenthood to Nazis who did medical experiments on humans

Posted in Nazi with tags , , , , , on September 25, 2015 by saynsumthn

Obeying orders to bring about Abortion’s “final solution”

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Nazi, Organ Harvesting, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts, stem Express with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2015 by saynsumthn

As I watched the 7th Center for Medical Progress video exposing Planned Parenthood’s Mengele-like baby organ harvesting operation I almost threw up.

Holly ODonnell Planned Parenthood heart face organs abortion

The horrific description of former StemExpress fetal procurement tech, Holly O’Donnell describing how she was lured into cutting through the face of an intact unborn child whose heart was beating to get brain tissue made me literally sick.

And she has one of her instruments and she just taps the heart, and it starts beating. And I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating, and I don’t know what to think,” O’Donnell says in the video.

I have written my views of previous CMP vids here, here, and here where I address the hypocrisy of outrage over taking the baby parts rather than the baby’s life.

But, as I watched O’Donnell, who is obviously disturbed by the grisly experimentation she was involved in, I had to ask myself why she would obey such orders?

HARVESTING LIVE BABIES

O’Donnell was instructed to cut “through the face” of a baby whose heart is beating, in order to procure the brain tissue. She emotionally said, “No, I don’t want to do this.” But then, she did.

What has become of our culture that allows a person with a conscience to so easily betray it?

O’Donnell is not alone in her obedience to orders.

In May of 2013, abortionist Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of murdering three babies born alive in an abortion clinic. The 72-year-old abortionist stabbed the infants in the back of the neck in his Philadelphia House of Horrors abortion facility.

Kermit Gosnell arrested

Kermit Gosnell arrested

Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore told jurors

“The standard practice here was to slay babies. That’s what they did…Staff went along with the routine because they were nearly as desperate as the women, she said.

“They looked just like regular babies,” Employee Ashley Baldwin said. Baldwin said one baby was so big that Gosnell joked that “this baby is going to walk me home.”

Eichman GuiltyIn 1961, an Israeli court found Adolf Eichmann guilty of massacring Jews under the German Nazi regime in what many called a central figure of Hitler’s “final solution.”

The former SS colonel said he did not feel he was guilty but was merely obeying orders calling himself a “tool for his superiors” in a “bad regime.”

The dead would have weighed on my conscience if I had given the order for killing. But I did not,” he said in his defense.

The Nazi leader was adamant of one thing, he was acting on orders he had received telling the court he was accustomed to blind obedience, saying that he would have killed his own father had he been ordered to.

He said the plan to exterminate Jews was not his idea but Adolf Hitler’s and he was only an assistant in helping carry it out.

LIKE THE NAZI PRISON GUARDS, Gosnell’s employees said they only did as they were told:

Shockingly, others within the abortion industry have used similar excuses to justify the killing of babies both inside and out of the womb.

STATEMENTS BY GOSNELL EMPLOYEES

Lynda Williams Gosnell

• Lynda Williams, 44, of Wilmington, said Gosnell taught her how to flip the body of the baby over and snip its neck with a pair of scissors to ensure “fetal demise.” Williams also testified that she followed Gosnell’s orders one time, when Gosnell was away either running, swimming or working at a clinic in Delaware, and took a baby that was delivered in a toilet and snipped its neck. “It jumped, the arm,” she said, showing the jury by raising her arm. Williams told investigators she only snipped a neck the one time, “because it gave me the creeps.” “I only do what I’m told to do,” she told the jury. “What I was told to do was snip their neck.”

• Lynda Williams also responded the same way when asked about seeing Gosnell cut the necks of babies who were delivered before abortion procedures, admitting after reviewing earlier statements that she had seen Gosnell do this at least 30 times. Williams said she asked Gosnell about the baby that moved, and said Gosnell told her it was just an “involuntary response” and a “last breath” because it was “already dead” due to drugs that had been administered earlier. “I never knew it was murder,” Williams told investigators and repeated to the jury.

____________________________________

Gosnell employee MORTON

• Adrienne Moton , “I kept doing whatever I was told,” told the jury.

_________________________________________

GosnellSherryWEST

• Sherry West, “I felt a loyalty to him because he had been my doctor for so long,” West testified.

_______________________________________

Gosnell 052813_hampton_600

• Elizabeth Hampton – During the FBI investigation of the clinic, Hampton said that she wasn’t “totally truthful” with investigators because she was scared. She was later arrested for perjury in August 2010 and pleaded guilty. After the investigation, Elizabeth Hampton said that Gosnell ordered the employees to clean and scrub the clinic. The first floor was repainted. When asked why he did so, Hampton replied “If he said to do something, we did it. We didn’t question him.”

___________________________________

gosnell9_20110120163405_320_240

• ASHLEY BALDWIN: “They looked just like regular babies,” Baldwin said. Baldwin said one baby was so big that Gosnell joked that “this baby is going to walk me home.” She said the joke bothered her and she talked to her mother about it. Baldwin’s mother, however, was also a Gosnell employee. Tina Baldwin had worked there since 2001. Ashley Baldwin said she assisted Gosnell in abortions, applying pressure to the mother’s abdomen, handing the doctor instruments and equipment. She said she also saw Gosnell use scissors to “snip” the neck of newborns who were moving after the procedure. Although she sometimes felt uneasy about what she saw, Baldwin said, Gosnell always had an explanation: “He told me that’s how it was supposed to go.”

During the trial, an Associated Press reporter described Gosnell as an “elegant man . . . who smiled softly.” How could he smile? How could he be serene at his piano? How could he eat in the midst of squalor and death? How could he live with himself?

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Within days if the Gosnell story breaking open, the pro-life group Life Dynamics located in Denton, Texas, released an interview with three former abortion clinic workers which prove the Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, recently convicted of murder, is not an anomaly.

Just as in the Gosnell case, abortion is so prevalent, abortion clinic workers do not know that killing them after they survive is illegal:

ClinicWorkerVideo_quote3Didntknowillegal

As I pointed out in a previous blog post, those who participate in and accept abortion are like the Germans during the Nazi Holocaust.

Writing in The Guardian, John Ezard’s review of the book Backing Hitler reads this way in part:

    They knew concentration camps were full of Jewish people who were stigmatized as sub-human and race-defilers. They knew that these, like other groups and minorities, were being killed out of hand.

    They knew that Adolf Hitler had repeatedly forecast the extermination of every Jew on German soil. They knew these details because they had read about them. They knew because the camps and the measures which led up to them had been prominently and proudly reported step by step in thousands of officially-inspired German media articles and posters…

THEY WILL DIE ANYWAY

Dr_Hans_W_Muench_(SS) Dr. Hans Munch was an SS research pathologist at a Nazi institute near Auschwitz. He refutes the claim that the Nazis who participated in the murders of Jews were just “obeying orders.”

“Nothing was going to make me do it,” he said.

Adding, “No one in the SS was forced to do anything against his will.

Out of the 44 Nazi doctors tried after the war, Munch was the only one acquitted.

Asked if he was fully aware of the gassing being carried out at the concentration camp, he replied, “Yes I was. One was always aware of the smell of burning. Everyone for miles around knew about it.” He noted that at times he could hear the death moans of the victims, “ A sound like no other” he said.

“Very soft” he added.

In an article published by the Montreal Gazette, Munch described Josef Mengele in a way that was so ironically close to what we hear coming from Planned Parenthood defenders today:

    Mengele saw the gassings as the only rational solution and argued that as the prisoners were going to be gassed anyway, there was no reason not to use them for medical experiments.

Think about it.

On abortion’s evil in the world: act as an “upstander” not “bystander”

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Aborted baby born alive, Abortion Pictures, Carole OpEd, Fetal Organs, holocaust, Nazi, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts, Quotes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2015 by saynsumthn

By: Carole Novielli, editor Saynsumthn Blog!

“Feeling overwhelmed” those words were written on my Facebook status today.

Today was the 4th time the Center for Medical Progress released a horrifying under cover video exposing Planned Parenthood’s gruesome baby parts operation.

I watched the 11 minute video and on some level it was not a surprise.

On another level I was angered by the repeated way Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ Vice President and Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde described the babies before they are even dead as “specimens.”

Davita Ginde Planned Parenthood brain

I do not want to camp on the Mengele-like experiments that Planned Parenthood is doing in this post, plenty of others are doing that.

I want to focus on the baby – the human person- the infant whose body parts are more valuable to Planned Parenthood and their partner Stem Express than the whole intact, live child.

Aborted baby foot

As I have mentioned before, I have found and buried aborted babies. This video again struck my memory over that experience. I’ve been told that in some way, I was dealing with PTSD, similar to the way a first responder or a soldier might experience it when they see something so traumatic that the human mind wants to shut it out. I actually wrote a blog post on that very thing entitled: Pro-lifers: the forgotten first responders, which you can read here.

Holocaust SUrvivor

In 1945 Dallas Peyton, who was a member of the 70th Armored Infantry which helped liberate Jews inside the Nazi Dachau camp encountered survivors and evidence of atrocities had a similar experience and spoke about it in 2004:

    “Most of the things I saw were so horrible that they’ve been blocked mentally, I guess from self-preservation or something, that I don’t remember the details very much,” he said.

    “I remember a couple of scenes very vivid. One, when we were approaching, we saw a trainload of prisoners. Turned out they were not prisoners. It was a trainload of bodies that had been sent to Dachau from Buchenwald, I presume to be, to go through the furnaces, ovens, of Dachau. That’s a presumption. The other scene was in the camp grounds. I saw two of these living walking skeletons shuffling along toward each other. They got within a few yards of each other, stopped, stared at each other, and then they tried to run, and embraced. They were either related or very close friends, and until that moment neither knew the other was still alive. And yet they’d been in that same prison for who knows how long. Those two scenes I remember very vivid, but a lot of the others I don’t.”

As I reflect over the past few weeks I have begun to sense a frustration among my fellow pro-life friends, that in light of these Planned Parenthood videos, the reality of the defenseless unborn child in the womb is not being conveyed strongly enough. This is by no means the fault of the pro-life group releasing the videos, in fact, they are to be commended.

It is simple human nature that when you see your opponent on the defensive, exposed and vulnerable, that you would focus on that for a while. And, it is important to remember that these videos could lead to a criminal investigation and possible defunding of the abortion clinic chain.

IMG_2916

But, regardless of the result, we are the only voice for the unborn child.

We MUST advocate for them.

In the words of Albert Einstein, The world is too dangerous to live in not because of the people who do evil- but because of the people who sit and let it happen.”

I recently visited the Holocaust Museum in Dallas, Texas.

On their website they state that: “Here we make UpStanders.”

The definition of an Upstander is shown below and reads, “A Person who stands up not a person who stands by.”

UpSTander

What the Nazis did in Germany was legal at that time.

“And it was a crime. A crime against humanity. Oh, you don’t forget this
,” the Holocaust Museum narrator continues.

A child heard in the promotional video says that before she went to the museum she had no idea that 1.5 million children had been murdered by the Nazis.

“We did not know. We were not there. You were there and you do know,” the child’s voice continues.

“I learned to stand up even when no one else is, because I learned that one person can make a difference,” a 9th grade museum visitor wrote.

You have opened my eyes,” wrote another student.

Ginde stomach heart kidney

Today, America is saying the same thing.

We did not know.

I’m shocked!

You did not know?

What did you think happened inside an abortion or Planned Parenthood facility?

The sanitized word abortion is as much a clinical term to the baby as the word “specimen” is. It does not paint the reality of the situation that it is the merciless execution of a human baby for profit.

To me, the CMP videos play an important role, in that, they are opening up to the American people the true and gruesome image of what abortion really is.

In the past, we have seen the still photos of the abortion victims. But, this week we peered into the death chamber’s back room where the “abortion hyenas” pick through the broken and bloodied remains of innocent children to see how they can enhance their pocket book even further. And we see it in video. We hear the callous references.

It is very disturbing!

Planned Parenthood path lab aborted baby

For those who looked, Kudos, for many who won’t I get it. The images are horrible. For the ones who have no idea, it is probably because the media is, after 42 years of legalized abortion, censoring their images again.

But, this is not a car wreck. It is not a drive by where you slow down – look out your window to see as much as you can while a police officer waives you by, thinking “how tragic” as you drive off. This is a murder and you are an eye witness. Everyday that abortion happens in our nation, in your city, your neighborhood near your church, you are affected.

That baby is the victim – that child is innocent!

But- what are we?

Are we to walk by like nothing is happening? To turn on the TV – go to our churches, clubs, movies and shopping malls with no outrage? Sadly, that has been the reaction all too often.

Last month, I posted a video of an experiment called The Bystander Effect.

It was conducted as a result of the 1964 murder of a young woman by the name of “Kitty Genovese” who was stabbed to death outside her home in Queens, New York.

Kitty Genovese Bystander

Kitty’s neighbors heard her desperate screams for help, yet no one called the police until it was too late and Kitty was dead. The event shocked the city and the nation, and became the impetus for research on the psychological phenomenon that became known as the “Bystander Effect” by psychologists John Darley and Bibb Latané.

It’s not enough to feel outraged you have to also be outraged. You must be motivated to work legally to end the slaughter for so many are apathetic at best and out-right pro-abortion at worst.

Be an UPSTANDER!

Kelli over at Live Action News today showed the contrast between the reaction to unborn babies being sold for body parts and the recent tragic shooting of a 13-year-old Lion named Cecil.

    “…while Jimmy Kimmel and the rest of the world grieve over the death of a single lion, they also turn a blind eye to the story of children senselessly slaughtered – and sold for parts – by Planned Parenthood. Some – like Kimmel’s ex-girlfriend, for instance – go beyond turning a blind eye, instead expressing support for making good use of those fetal organs. For science, you know,” Kelli wrote.

She continued, “But the truth is, what we don’t want to see, we won’t see. We will cover our eyes and yell “fake!” because dead children just hit too close to home, and we’re far too culpable.”

Dallas Holocaust Museum

During my trip to the Dallas Holocaust Museum, I was moved to tears by what I saw.

They displayed artifacts from Jews who were taken to various Nazi concentration camps where their Bodies were stripped of all humanity. The Nazi’s took their teeth, their clothes, possessions and anything they saw as “valuable” leaving only their naked bodies to be worked, beaten, starved and in most cases murdered.

In the museum there was a wall displaying news articles of that era and I was struck by the words I read.

Holocaust Action not pity

A petition published in the New York Times from May 1943 asked:

    “when will the UN establish an agency to deal with the problem of Hitlers extermination of a whole people?”

Holocaust NYT articles (Image Credit)

A voice of Christendom petition published February 26, 1943 also caught my attention and read in part:

    It is not enough to indict and name the murderers. It is time for America and the United Nations to act!

    Every hour sees the murder of more thousands…

    How well are you sleeping ? Is there something you could have done to save millions of innocent people-Men, women and children from torture and death?

Another image captures the true spirit in a powerful quote:

    It reads:

    “Though it be to die we will fight. We will fight not for ourselves but for future generations. Although we will not survive to see it, our murderers will pay for their crimes after we are gone. Our deeds will live forever.”


This photo of Dallas Holocaust Museum is courtesy of TripAdvisor

In 2012, Holocaust Survivor Max Glauben received German records from his time in the concentration camp labeled “konzentrationslager.”

His arm still bears the tattoo KL.

As he glanced at the documents, he made a stunning observation, “For the whole duration, I thought I was a nobody. But evidently, some of us were somebody — because look at the records they kept,” he said.

One day history will say the same about these babies labeled as “products of conception” as their organs are deemed valuable enough to document and haggle over.

The Holocaust survivor once told a group of school children, “If you listen to a witness, you become a witness,” he said.

In recounting his life’s story, Glauben spoke about his life’s overall lesson.

KL Holocaust Survivor UpSTander(Image Credit)

As I near the end of this post, I ask that you ponder his words:

    Always deliver your best work; never give up; and act as an “upstander,” not a “bystander,” if you witness evil in the world.

My thoughts after first vids:
When it comes to Planned Parenthood’s ghoulish crimes, are we all guilty?

My thoughts after video #5:
History repeats itself in “Backing Planned Parenthood”

Judgment at Nuremberg 1961: “It’s Not The Killing …”

Posted in Hitler, Nazi with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2015 by saynsumthn

Judgment at Nuremberg 1961: they said we killed millions of people how could it be possible?

Drone captures haunting images over Auschwitz

Posted in Concentration Camp, Hitler, Hitler and the Church, holocaust, Michael Savage, Nazi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

Auschwitz

Auschwitz1

January 27, 2015 we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp run by the Nazi’s in Germany: Auschwitz

Auschwitz courtyard

Auschwitz 3

Auschwitz 4

Auschwitz 5

Auschwitz 6

NEVER AGAIN?

In response, Michael Savage on his daily radio show asks Where are the righteous Jews who are not speaking out against the persecution of Christians from ISIS or ISIL today? The “never again” is happening again today !

Savage mentions the HBO documentary Night Will Fall:

In addition – there is one more holocaust people are silent about- it is the holocaust of abortion on millions of unborn children in the womb!

Aborted Baby 6

READ:

Abortion like Nazi Holocaust is “Sin of the Innocent Bystander” http://tinyurl.com/lam95uj

Hitler + the Church- what newspapers tells us + how history warns us today http://wp.me/ptUz8-5J6

In US Adolf #Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ surges in e-book sales http://tinyurl.com/k598c8m

Eugenicists In California Trained Nazi Party – had ties to Planned Parenthood’s founder http://tinyurl.com/p9pryzh

Massenvernichtung: Planned Parenthood’s Holocaust: 6 million abortions and counting http://tinyurl.com/nru77vt

To eliminate blacks f/Germany Hitler called #eugenicist w/role in Sanger’s Population conf. http://fb.me/3ta8EkekH

Hitler and the Church- what newspapers tell us and how history warns us today

Posted in Bonhoeffer, Hitler, Hitler and the Church, holocaust, Nazi, Quotes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2014 by saynsumthn

I am not going to write a lot of commentary here. I am including snippets of news articles about Hitler and the Christian Church in Germany. I am trying to place in chronological order. This is by no means a full compilation of facts but a summary of what was happening during this time. Perhaps there is much for the American Church to learn as we read through these reports:

1933- Hitler regime hailed as an aid to religion:

“The stories if anti-Jewish atrocities have been exaggerated. There are exaggerations to with reference to Hitler’s plan for the church. Press dispatches which state that the new German government plans to forbid teaching of the Old Testament in the churches are obviously false.”

Propoganda blamed hitler

_______________________________________

1933: Hitler’s election brought about largely thru support of evangelical churchmen:

Churches elect Hitler

_______________________________________________

1933: Churches express readiness to corporate with Hitler’s government but demand right to preach:

Chuch cooporation as long as it can preach

_________________________________________________

1933: Hitler says it takes at least one generation to wean people off their religion and political faith:
One Generation to wean off religion

____________________________________________

1934: Pastors oppose Hitler
1934 pastors oppose hitler

______________________________________________
1934- two churches praise Hitler:

two churches praise hitler

__________________________________________________

1934: Hitler controls German Churches:
Hitler controls German CHurches

1934: Pastors refuse to take oath to Hitler:
Pastors refuse to take oalth to Hitler
__________________________________________________

1934- churches defiant against Hitler for his meddling in their religion:

Capture1934 defiance for meddling Read the rest here
__________________________________________________________

1935: Pastors Jailed:

Pastors Jailed
_________________________________________________________________________–_

1936: Pastors brave Hitler’s Wrath:
Pastors brave hitler wrath
______________________________________________

1937: Churches defy Hitler Edict:
1937 German Churches defy hitler edict

__________________________________________________________

1937 – church splits into two factions the so-called German Christians who favor the Nazi program and the Confessing Church which adamantly opposes Hitler’s theology:
1937 church splits

________________________________________________________________-

1937- National Socialism could claim complete victory if not for the church:

National Socialism could claim victory if not for the church
____________________________________________________________–

1938: Pastors take oath to obey Hitler:
Pastors take oath to obey Hitler

_______________________________________________________–

1938: By now churches have been forced out of politics: (sermon delievered at Glad Tidings Temple by G. Herbert Schmidt missionary from Europe:

1938 churches forced out of politics

He goes on to say that there is no interference in the pulpits as long as ministers confine their sermons and activities there instead of politics:

Pulpits ok

________________________________________________________

1941 – Church alone dares to oppose Nazis

Church Dares Oppose Nazis

___________________________________________________________________________________________
1942- Churches defy Hitler:

1942

__________________________________________________

1942: the Nazis purposely arranged for the Hitler Youth to meet during the time adults would be at church?

Hitler Youth meets during church

__________________________________________________________

1942- Church Property seized, clergy forbidden to visit sick in hospitals or perform religions instruction in schools, religious press has ceased to exist

Property Seized Clertgy forbidden

____________________________________________________________

1942: Secret Memorandum anyone who clings to Christian Church cannot hold political office after war ends:

1942 Secret Memorandium
_______________________________________________________

1942: Churches in Germany poised to overthrow Hitler

churches poised to overtrhrow hitler

__________________________________________________________________

1943- Christians led by Hitler – predicts doom of confessional church
Christians led by Hitler

____________________________________________________________________

1943: Book exposes how Hitler was clever enough to see how the church could be used despite his atheistic ideology. Carl Carmer in his War Against God book, quotes Hitler as later saying, if the Church will not accommodate us. “ I will let loose on her a propaganda that will exceed her power of hearing and sight. I will set in motion against her the press, the wireless, and he film.”

1943 Book

_______________________________________________________

1943: Song of Nazi School Children “we need no Christian virtue”:

Song of Nazi School Children

_________________________________________

Christian Resistance

Capture1949: Hitler “succeeded all to well in becoming lord and master in Germany and everyone shrank back in fear until he came to the Christian Church. That organization had to be brought under his control like all other organizations, but suddenly he began to feel a resistance which was a riddle to him. This resistance sprang from the fact that Christ is by no means a myth, from bygone days but the Lord of the Church who was raised from the dead and is the living Lord and Master. Whose Lordship is not only proclaimed but is exercised.” Hitler gave the order “Thou Shalt Kill” but the people heard the churches order “Thou shalt not kill,Pastor Martin Niemoeller, German Pastor and concentration camp prisoner, 1949.

Pastor Martin Niemoeller made this famous statement:

In germany first communists

“There comes a point when you can only say yes or no and in this case: NO !” ~ German theologian Eberhard Bethege.

“Perhaps you can preserve your life and our children, and if you can, let them know that their father did not do nothing.” ~ Klaus Bonhoeffer to his wife Emy, 1945. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was his brother they were both arrested in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

“When people know enough to know to learn more it will require some risk…then it is surprising how little people want to learn.” ~ Renate Bethge daughter of an executed Christian resister to Hitler’s Nazi regime and niece of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

About Bonhoeffer, biographer John Godsey of Wesley Seminary in Washington DC writes ” He saw it was the duty of the church not just to bind the wounds of those hit by a madman, but to put a stick in the spokes of his wheel and stop the driver.”

“Those who stood strongest were first to confess their own guilt for not doing more,” ~ Authur Chochrane of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

“One of the lessons of Barmen is that there is a time and a place when Christians are not only entitled but obligated to resist criminal governments and to resist immoral actions by legitimate governments.” ~ Franklin Littell of Temple University.

Confessing Church denunciation

____________________________________________________
For your education this 1970’s article: Why did the churches give into Hitler is a great read- here