GERMANY: Miracle!

Shouting "We are the storm troops of Jesus Christ!" the brown-shirted Storm Troops of Adolf Hitler spent the week making sure that German Protestants would obey Germany's Catholic Chancellor and vote to merge their many sects in one Nazi-dominated Evangelical Church of the German nation.

Non-Nazi Protestants, led by Rev. Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, were barred from the German radio, intimidated into displaying such milk & water slogans as "The Church Must Remain The Church." On election eve Catholic Hitler stepped to the microphone and told 20,000,000 German Protestants how to vote. "A church...

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