Religion: The Bishop & the Jews

The ugly taint of anti-Semitism fell last week on the Grand Old Man of German Protestantism—Otto Dibelius, Evangelical Bishop of Berlin and Brandenburg.

It began with a front-page article in East Berlin's Communist paper, Berliner Zeitung, timed to appear just after Bishop Dibelius' good-will tour through Nazi-nervous England and to coincide with the five-day Berlin meeting of the Evangelical Church of Berlin and Brandenburg. It quoted at length from an article by Otto Dibelius in the weekly Friede und Freude of April 9, 1933—just 68 days after Hitler had come to power. Wrote...

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