GERMANY: Peace

An emissary went to Adolf Hitler last week, presented the compliments of Lutheran Archbishop Erling Eidem of Sweden and told the Chancellor: "The persecution and dismissal of opposition pastors from the German Evangelical Church is a disgrace to Germany." Touched on a tender spot, Herr Hitler roared at his Reich Bishop, shaven-headed Ludwig Müller: "There must be peace in the German Protestant Church by May 1." Reich Bishop Müller roared at the pastors: "There must be peace." "Peace," echoed the pastors, for whom religion in Germany was less than ever a thing...

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