International: For What I Am

Pastor Martin Niemoller, the one German whom Christians everywhere had respected, shocked a lot of people last week by saying that he had volunteered to serve in Hitler's U-boat fleet. This admission, made to hostile British and U.S. correspondents in Naples, should have surprised nobody. Niemoller was an ace submarine officer in World War I, he was already a privileged but jealously guarded prisoner of the Nazis when World War II began, and his offer to serve again had been reported in the U.S. in 1939.

The pale, intense Pastor Niemoller who confronted newsmen...

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