Religion: Micrometers of Men

No testing laboratory was ever more searching and efficient in grading products than were the Nazi concentration camps, with their spiritual micrometers of hard labor, starvation and calculated torture, in grading men.

In September's Ladies' Home Journal, Columnist Dorothy Thompson reported: "I asked an old friend who served 20 months in the dreadful death house of Mauthausen, issuing from it half mummy and half man: 'Who behaved best among the inmates? Businessmen? Intellectuals? What race? What political parties?'

"He answered, after thinking a long time, 'Priests.' "


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