What Did Faith Communities Stand For? Doctrine and Deed in Nazi Europe

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The rise of National Socialism in Germany and the ensuing terror raised profound theological and ethical questions for people of all faiths. While some religious leaders openly supported the Nazi regime, others refused allegiance to the Party or defied the laws and sheltered victims of state-sanctioned hate, even if it meant risking arrest and ultimately, their lives.

Join us for a program to examine how different faith communities, including Jehovah’s Witnesses, Protestants, and Catholics, reacted in the face of the challenges then—and the questions the history poses today.


Dr. Rebecca Carter-Chand, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University

Dr. Matthew D. Hockenos, Associate Professor of History and Harriet Johnson Toadvine ’56 Chair in 20th-Century History, Skidmore College

Dr. Kevin Spicer, C.S.C., James J. Kenneally Professor of History, Stonehill College


Dr. Victoria Barnett, Director, Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Stream the program live at ushmm.org/watch. Registration is not required to watch the live-streamed event.



Image: Roman Catholic clerics give the Nazi salute at the fifth Catholic youth rally (Jugendtreffen) in Berlin, 1933. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of bpk-Bildagentur

November 16 2017


Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
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