GERMANY: Cross & Swastika

Adolf Hitler was born & bred a Catholic and his first political stronghold was Bavaria, the most intensely Catholic part of the Reich. Last week on the Führer's orders Bavarian Minister of Interior Adolf Wagner closed every Catholic public school in Bavaria, fired 670 teachers, secularized 966 schools. This was in flagrant violation of the Nazi Concordat with the Vatican (TIME, July 17, 1933 and ailing Pope Pius, attended by twelve cardinals, was reported to feel that an open diplomatic rupture between the Hooked-Cross (Swastika) and the Cross cannot be much...