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Author Gerlach, Wolfgang, 1933-

Title And the witnesses were silent : the Confessing Church and the persecution of the Jews / by Wolfgang Gerlach ; translated and edited by Victoria J. Barnett
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 304 pages)
Summary 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
Notes "Slightly revised version of the German original"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-286) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Bekennende Kirche -- History.
Antisemitism -- Germany.
Christianity and antisemitism.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany.
Protestant churches -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Barnett, Victoria, 1950-
LC no. 99044916
ISBN 080320275X (electronic bk.)
0803221657 (cl. ; alk. paper)
9780803202757 (electronic bk.)
9780803221659 (cl. ; alk. paper)
Other Titles Als die Zeugen schwiegen. English