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Wehrmacht priests : Catholicism and the Nazi war of annihilation, Lauren Faulkner Rossi

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Wehrmacht priests : Catholicism and the Nazi war of annihilation
Title
Wehrmacht priests
Title remainder
Catholicism and the Nazi war of annihilation
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Lauren Faulkner Rossi
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Language
eng
Summary
Between 1939 and 1945 more than 17,000 Catholic German priests and seminarians were conscripted into Hitler's Wehrmacht. Men who had devoted their lives to God found themselves advancing the cause of an abhorrent regime. Lauren Faulkner Rossi draws on personal correspondence, official military reports, memoirs, and interviews to present a detailed picture of Catholic priests who served faithfully in the German armed forces in the Second World War. Most of them failed to see the bitter irony of their predicament. Wehrmacht Priests plumbs the moral justifications of men who were committed to their religious vocation as well as to the cause of German nationalism. In their wartime and postwar writings, these soldiers often stated frankly that they went to war willingly, because it was their spiritual duty to care for their countrymen in uniform. But while some priests became military chaplains, carrying out work consistent with their religious training, most served in medical roles or, in the case of seminarians, in general infantry. Their convictions about their duty only strengthened as Germany waged an increasingly desperate battle against the Soviet Union, which they believed was an existential threat to the Catholic Church and German civilization. Wehrmacht Priests unpacks the complex relationship between the Catholic Church and the Nazi regime, including the Church's fierce but futile attempts to preserve its independence under Hitler's dictatorship, its accommodations with the Nazis regarding spiritual care in the military, and the shortcomings of Catholic doctrine in the face of total war and genocide.--
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Faulkner Rossi, Lauren
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282.43009044
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Germany
  • Priests
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Wehrmacht priests : Catholicism and the Nazi war of annihilation, Lauren Faulkner Rossi
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Abbreviations Used in Text Introduction 1. Catholic Bishops and Catholic Youth in Germany after the Great War 2. Pastoral Care in the Wehrmacht 3. Priests and Seminarians in the Wehrmacht 4. Religion, Nationalism, and Why Priests Went to War 5. The German Catholic Church and the Reality of Defeated Germany Conclusion Appendixes 1. German Church Provinces, Dioceses, and Bishops in the Third Reich 2. April 1944 Overview of Catholic Priests, Members of Religious Orders, Seminarians, and Theologians in Military Service for Greater Germany (Including Austria and the Sudetenland) 3. Chaplain Rankings and Equivalents Notes Acknowledgments Index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17710807
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 336 pages
Isbn
9780674598485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Uk)017104181
  • (OCoLC)893709399
Label
Wehrmacht priests : Catholicism and the Nazi war of annihilation, Lauren Faulkner Rossi
Publication
Note
Abbreviations Used in Text Introduction 1. Catholic Bishops and Catholic Youth in Germany after the Great War 2. Pastoral Care in the Wehrmacht 3. Priests and Seminarians in the Wehrmacht 4. Religion, Nationalism, and Why Priests Went to War 5. The German Catholic Church and the Reality of Defeated Germany Conclusion Appendixes 1. German Church Provinces, Dioceses, and Bishops in the Third Reich 2. April 1944 Overview of Catholic Priests, Members of Religious Orders, Seminarians, and Theologians in Military Service for Greater Germany (Including Austria and the Sudetenland) 3. Chaplain Rankings and Equivalents Notes Acknowledgments Index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17710807
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 336 pages
Isbn
9780674598485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Uk)017104181
  • (OCoLC)893709399

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