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Monument unveiled to Catholic priests killed in Nazi camps
Monsters and Critics ^ | Nov 4, 2006

Posted on 11/04/2006 12:35:33 PM PST by lizol

Monument unveiled to Catholic priests killed in Nazi camps

Nov 4, 2006, 17:23 GMT

Berlin - Catholic priests and monks, the bulk of them Polish, who were killed by the Nazis in a concentration camp near Berlin were commemorated Saturday with the unveiling of a stone sculpture in the presence of Cardinal Jozef Glemp of Poland.

The sculpture is engraved with the names of 96 clergy who died at Sachsenhausen concentration camp on the north-west outskirts of Berlin.

Historians working for the Catholic archdiocese of Berlin have so far documented the names of 711 Catholic clergy from Poland, Germany and other European nations who were incarcerated in the camp, where inmates often died of starvation or disease or were executed.

Hundreds were later transferred to Dachau concentration camp on the outskirts of Munich and other Nazi sites, where they died.

Unveiling the monument, in which a cross has been etched in the stone, Berlin's archbishop, Cardinal Georg Sterzinsky, said the German Catholic Church was grateful that there was now a memorial to this group of Nazi victims, more than 600 of whom were Poles.

One of the surviving inmates, Kazimierz Majdanski, now 90, later went on to become Catholic bishop of Szczecin-Kamien, the Berlin archdiocese said. Glemp, who holds the title of primate of Poland, represented the Polish Catholic Church at the ceremony.

Sterzinsky appealed for continued vigilance against right-wing extremism and racism.

The Nazis opened the Sachsenhausen detention camp in 1936. Thousands more died when the Nazis forced inmates to march away as defeat loomed, but the Red Army was able to liberate 3,000 prisoners at the camp on April 22, 1945.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholic; church; clergy; dachau; deathcamps; germany; nazi; poland; sachsenhausen; ww2

1 posted on 11/04/2006 12:35:36 PM PST by lizol
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To: lizol

There were holocaust victims that weren't jewish?


2 posted on 11/04/2006 12:36:17 PM PST by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: NYer; Coleus; narses; Salvation; Pyro7480

Ping


3 posted on 11/04/2006 12:37:08 PM PST by lizol (Liberal - a man with his mind open ... at both ends)
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To: Rodney King

The majority of victims were not Jewish.


4 posted on 11/04/2006 12:38:07 PM PST by sobieski
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To: Rodney King

Fancy that!


5 posted on 11/04/2006 12:38:13 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Rodney King
Many Catholics also. Look up Father Maximilian Maria Kolbe for an interesting story.
6 posted on 11/04/2006 12:47:40 PM PST by badpacifist (I want you, I need you. But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you. So don't be sad.)
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To: lizol

Wait a minute! To hear the left speak, the Nazis were Christian, and more people have been killed by religion than any other thing. Hmmm.


7 posted on 11/04/2006 12:51:05 PM PST by CitizenUSA
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; broadsword; NYer; Salvation; sandyeggo; american colleen; ...

Catholic ping!


8 posted on 11/04/2006 12:52:09 PM PST by Pyro7480 ("Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." - Pope Blessed Pius IX)
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...
The Man Who Stepped Out of Line (St. Maximilian Kolbe and Christian Masculinity)
John Paul II beatifies Marian Martyrs, blesses shrine
The Gentile Holocaust
Blessed George Kaszyra (1904-1943) Martyr
Blessed Anthony Leszczewicz (1890-1943) Martyr

9 posted on 11/04/2006 1:00:09 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, geese, algae)
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To: CitizenUSA
"Wait a minute! To hear the left speak, the Nazis were Christian, and more people have been killed by religion than any other thing. Hmmm."

They (as well as other anti Catholic church bashers) also say that Catholic church collaborated with Hitler. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Catholic Church saved the lives of millions of Jews, often at a cost of their own.

10 posted on 11/04/2006 1:51:41 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: lizol; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; ...
Catholic Ping List
Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


11 posted on 11/04/2006 2:06:29 PM PST by NYer (Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to Heaven. St. Rose of Lima)
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To: lizol

Thanks for the ping!


12 posted on 11/04/2006 2:43:58 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: badpacifist

"A Man for Others" is a fascinating testimonial to St. Maximillian Kollbe's life.


13 posted on 11/04/2006 2:45:04 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Rodney King

The Nazis are estimated to have killed approx. 10 million people in non-combatant situations for racial/political/religious reasons, of which an estimated 6 million were Jews. But again, Hitler was a piker compared to Stalin and Mao, who killed tens of millions more. Oh well, nothing like being a 20th century atheist dictator. We'll see what the 21st century holds....


14 posted on 11/04/2006 2:58:23 PM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: sobieski
The majority of victims were not Jewish.
There were roughly 11 million people killed in the Holocaust. 5.3 -6 million were Jews.
15 posted on 11/04/2006 3:13:49 PM PST by rmlew (DeathKlok Rules!)
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To: Nathan Zachary

Nathan Zachary wrote: "They (as well as other anti Catholic church bashers) also say that Catholic church collaborated with Hitler. Nothing could be further from the truth."

How true. The God-haters search for any means to discredit the Catholic church as well as any other Christian organization that isn't totally compromised (for example, by ordaining gay bishops and blessing same-sex "marriages"). They think they can somehow repudiate Christ by trumpeting the hypocrisy of His followers. Nothing is further from the truth.

In fact, all Christians are hypocrites to various degrees. The difference is, we understand we sin, ask for forgiveness, and try to sin no more. Some of us, God bless, are even martyred for the faith. Unlike the Muslims who give their lives to destroy unbelievers, Christians lay down their lives to save unbelievers! Praise God!


16 posted on 11/04/2006 3:22:45 PM PST by CitizenUSA
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To: Salvation

I finally did some research into St. Maximilian Kolbe's act, and when I read the details (from the standing all day) to the singing and prayers coming from the death house while they starved, to the final gruesome murder by the prisoner-jailer... Words cannot describe my feelings.


17 posted on 11/04/2006 4:18:40 PM PST by technochick99 ( Firearm of choice: Sig Sauer....)
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To: rmlew

Ok, say it's half. So why does our Holocaust education only emphasize one ethnic group? All the souls weigh the same.


18 posted on 11/05/2006 6:53:24 AM PST by sobieski
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To: sobieski
Ok, say it's half. So why does our Holocaust education only emphasize one ethnic group? All the souls weigh the same.
1. The majority, being one ethnic group, is easier to remember than all the others.
2. The full extent of the death of those in Eastern Europe was under reported and hard to report because of communist occupation. Between overt propoganda and vile attempts to hide their own crimes, the Soviets made finding and showing the truth rather difficult.
19 posted on 11/05/2006 9:50:47 AM PST by rmlew (DeathKlok Rules!)
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To: rmlew

I doubt that there will be any attempt to include the other half of Hitler's victims, since the official story is the Holocaust of the Jews was unique in human history. Clearly, if a second group of the same size is recognized and taught, the official line can't hold.


20 posted on 11/05/2006 10:30:27 AM PST by sobieski
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To: NYer

Please ping to all Catholics and pro-lifers.

We named our brand new daughter Theresa Bendicta after St. Edith Stein (and, serendipitously after the new Holy Father). We now have 3 girls and 4 boys.

Both mom and baby are healthy, praise the Lord.

AMDG.

N


21 posted on 11/05/2006 12:18:38 PM PST by Notwithstanding (Post-9/11 Volunteer Active Duty OEF Vet Lawyer (who is too dumb to understand Kerry's apology))
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To: sobieski

The mechanized nature of genocide from a supposedly civilised and modern nation makes the Holocaust unique.


22 posted on 11/05/2006 4:58:14 PM PST by rmlew (DeathKlok Rules!)
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To: sobieski

I don't believe the majority were not Jewish, but I do know they weren't all. This memorial is well deserved, too bad it took so long.


23 posted on 11/05/2006 5:01:38 PM PST by ladyinred (RIP my precious Lamb Chop)
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To: rmlew

If unique, not only for the Jewish victims.


24 posted on 11/05/2006 5:03:48 PM PST by sobieski
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To: lizol
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25 posted on 11/05/2006 5:06:04 PM PST by mware
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To: rmlew
The majority of victims were not Jewish.

There were roughly 11 million people killed in the Holocaust. 5.3 -6 million were Jews.

There were roughly 27 million people of USSR killed during World War II. I have no idea how many of them were Jewish.
26 posted on 11/09/2006 3:19:52 AM PST by Alex-DV ("Vladivostok is far but it's our city" (V. Ulyanov))
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To: Alex-DV
The majority of victims were not Jewish.

There were roughly 11 million people killed in the Holocaust. 5.3 -6 million were Jews.

Do some math. Jews were either the overwhelming plurality or majority.
I believe that all victims should be recognized and all perptrators shown.

There were roughly 27 million people of USSR killed during World War II. I have no idea how many of them were Jewish.
Quite a few were Jewish. However, there is a difference between people who died in generalized combat and civilian populations targeted for extermination.
27 posted on 11/09/2006 9:54:08 AM PST by rmlew (Having slit their throats may the conservatives who voted for Casey choke slowly on their blood.)
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