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To: f.Christian
liberalism is factual trivia

It interested me the way the poster you quoted conflated not simply Nazism and Christianity, but WW I Germany and Nazi Germany. The irony is, Germany during WW I had a relatively good reputation regarding its treatment of its Jewish citizens, contrasted with France with its recent "Dreyfus affair," and Russia with its anti-Jewish pogroms. In fact, German forces on the Eastern Front in WW I often had to take care of Jewish refugees who had fled from Russian held territory, often the result of persecution from Russians who suspected them of sympathy for Germany. The man in charge of homefront logistics for the German war effort in WW I, Walther Rathenau, was also Jewish.

50 posted on 01/10/2002 12:29:18 PM PST by Map Kernow
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To: Map Kernow
"The irony is, Germany during WW I had a relatively good reputation regarding its treatment of its Jewish citizens."

When I was in college, I found a little booklet published by a Jewish organisation in New York (1916). I have been trying to track it down to cite it on this thread, but have not been able to locate it again. The title is The Plight of the Jews in the Eastern War Zone. It urged America NOT to go to war against Germany because Germany and Austria-Hungary were the Jews' only protectors in Eastern Europe. It would not surprise me in the least to find out that Jews were proportionately better represented in the German Imperial army and government than in any other nation's.

One reason the Nazis never played up the circumstances surrounding Hitler's award of the Iron Cross, First Class, is that the regimental adjutant who submitted the recommendation, was Jewish.

78 posted on 01/11/2002 12:30:30 PM PST by Goetz_von_Berlichingen
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