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German Catholicism at War, 1939-1945

Thomas Brodie


This book is a study of German Catholics’ mentalities and experiences during the Second World War. Taking the German Home Front, and most specifically, the Rhineland and Westphalia, as its core focus, the book explores Catholics’ responses to developments in the war, their complex and shifting relationships with the Nazi regime, and religious practices. Drawing on a wide range of source materials stretching from personal diaries to pastoral letters and Gestapo reports, this study explores the attitudes of laypeople, lower clergymen and the episcopate alike, and enriches our understandings of t ... More

Keywords: The Third Reich, Second World War, German Catholicism, history of religion, practice of religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198827023
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198827023.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Brodie, author
Departmental Lecturer in Modern History, Jesus College, Oxford