Foreign News: Faith Registration

Fortnight ago many Germans hoped that the postponement of the trial of Rev. Dr. Martin Niemöller, defiant Anti-Nazi Protestant pastor (TIME, Aug. 16), forecast the gradual abandonment of the Reich's campaign against all religious groups that run afoul the Nazi ideology.

Last week they found they were wrong. Nazi Minister of the Interior Wilhelm Frick came out with a decree ordering all Germans to register themselves as: 1) members of a Church (Catholics, Protestants, Old Catholics); 2) believers in God; 3) nonbelievers, or those with no religion.

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