Skip to comments.NAZI MOB STORMS CARDINAL INNITZER'S HOME (10/9/38)
Posted on 10/09/2008 5:46:58 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
History shows us that this will happen again through the leadership of Obama. His brown shirts will do this to anyone who threatens or challenges his authority. But, this might be what is needed to make the Church strong again. Through persecution, the Church is purified and sanctified. What Satan and Obama meant for bad, God meant for good.
I suppose the Cardinal no longer believes Nazism is good news for Austria.
Image 2 of 2 of the German occupation of the Sudeten contains an interesting short piece on Sergeant York, of World War I fame.
Yes, the Cardinal’s home was attacked, but it’s important to note that nobody was killed. /sarc
I feel compelled to give you an explanation in view of a recent report by the Havas Agencys Berlin office regarding the Austrian Episcopates action, the Cardinal writes. According to it, such action was determined in an interview in Berlin between the Papal Nuncio and Herr von Ribbentrop.
I affirm that the Bishops solemn declaration was totally unconnected with that meeting. It was a spontaneous reaction to a historic event the reunion of Austria with the Reich. The preface to the declaration made that clear.
I must repudiate another Havas statement namely, that in issuing the declaration the Austrian Episcopate sought to make a gesture calculated to lessen the tension between the church and the State. To make gestures at such a momentous time would be undignified for Bishops.
I reiterate that our joint declaration and our attitude toward the plebiscite were manifestations of a deep conviction rooted in our German blood.
In these historic days I express the desire that our appeal may prove a turning point in the religious and cultural life of our German people, inaugurating a period of reconciliation between church, State and party.
May I hope that this letter may serve to prevent any future misinterpretation of our action.
Theodor Cardinal Innitzer.
Kind of like this in 2004. Nazi Brown Shirts trying to prevent our freedoms
Hitler's gratitude for British goodwill and for the sincere rejoicings that peace with Germany had been preserved at Munich found only frigid expression. On October 9, less than a fortnight after he had signed the declaration of mutual friendship which Mr. Chamberlain had pressed upon him, he said in a speech at Saarbrucken:
The statesmen who are opposed to us wish for peace . . . but they govern in countries whose domestic organisation makes it possible that at any time they may lose their position to make way for others who are not anxious for peace. And those others are there. It only needs that in England instead of Chamberlain Mr. Duff Cooper or Mr. Eden or Mr. Churchill should come to power, and then we know quite well that it would be the aim of these men immediately to begin a new World War. They make no secret of the fact: they admit it openly. We know further that now, as in the past, there lurks in the background the menacing figure of that Jewish-international foe who has found a basis and a form for himself in a State turned Bolshevist. And we know further the power of a certain international Press which lives only on lies and slander. That obliges us to be watchful and to remember the protection of the Reich. At any time ready for peace, but at every hour also ready to defend ourselves.
I have therefore decided, as I announced in my speech at Nuremberg, to continue the construction of our fortifications in the West with increased energy. I shall now also bring within the line of these fortifications the two large areas which up to the present lay in front of our fortificationsthe district of Aachen [Aix-la-Chapelle] and the district of Saarbrucken.
It would be a good thing if in Great Britain people would gradually drop certain airs which they have inherited from the Versailles epoch. We cannot tolerate any longer the .tutelage of governesses. Inquiries of British politicians concerning the fate of Germans within the frontiers of the Reich, or of others belonging to the Reich, are not in place. We for our part do not trouble ourselves about similar things in England. The outside world might often have reason enough to concern itself with its own national affairs, or, for instance, with affairs in Palestine.
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