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An endlessly perplexing question of the twentieth century is how “decent” people came to allow, and sometimes even participate in, the Final Solution. Fear obviously had its place, as did apathy. But how does one explain the silence of those people who were committed, active, and often fearless opponents of the Nazi regime on other grounds—those who spoke out against Nazi activities in many areas yet whose response to genocide ranged from tepid disquiet to avoidance? One such group was the Confessing Church, Protestants who often risked their own safety to aid Christian victims of Nazi oppression but whose response to pogroms against Jews was ambivalent.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Translator’s Note
  2. p. xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Part 1: The Defamation of the Jews, 1933–35
  2. p. 9
  1. 1. Church Responses to Early Anti-Jewish Measures
  2. pp. 12-19
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  1. 2. Early Church Statements
  2. pp. 20-25
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  1. 3. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  2. pp. 25-30
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  1. 4. Gutachten and Synodal Resolutions
  2. pp. 30-44
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  1. 5. The Pastors’ Emergency League
  2. pp. 45-48
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  1. 6. Ecumenical Developments
  2. pp. 49-64
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  1. 7. The Aryan Paragraph and the Protestant Press
  2. pp. 64-69
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  1. 8. Early Confessional Synods
  2. pp. 69-86
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  1. Part 2: The Isolation of the Jews, 1935–38
  2. p. 87
  1. 9. The Nuremberg Laws
  2. pp. 89-93
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  1. 10. A Divided Confessing Church
  2. pp. 93-100
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  1. 11. The Jewish Question after Steglitz
  2. pp. 100-114
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  1. 12. The Evangelical Church and Its Non-Aryan Members
  2. pp. 114-129
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  1. 13. Ecumenical Responses
  2. pp. 130-138
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  1. Part 3: The ‘‘Elimination’’ of the Jews, 1938–45
  2. p. 139
  1. 14. Reactions to the November Pogrom
  2. pp. 143-154
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  1. 15. Relief Work
  2. pp. 154-176
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  1. 16. The Godesberg Declaration
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  1. 17. The Aryan Certificate for Theologians
  2. pp. 186-192
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  1. 18. The Final Solution and the End of the Church Struggle
  2. pp. 192-219
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  1. Part IV: The Legacy of the Church Struggle 1945-50
  2. p. 221
  1. 19. Confessions of Guilt
  2. pp. 223-230
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  1. 20. The Confessing Church’s Record under Nazism
  2. pp. 230-236
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 237-286
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  1. Glossary
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  1. Note on Sources
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780803202757
MARC Record
OCLC
50753780
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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