Religion: Nazi Marriage Service

Devout Nazis can be married in a pagan marriage ceremony. Its details were described in London last week. Solemn with Wagnerian overtones, it is designed for "all who have freed themselves from Christianity and wish to celebrate their marriage as true Germans without the blessing of a priest. The man or woman whose passion is at its height regards the final union ... as a festival."

The service is held in a hall decorated with "a great many flowers and fir branches," and with a charcoal brazier at one end. Four girl attendants hold torches, four boys are trumpeters. Costume:...

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