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The Churches in the Second World War
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Harry Oelke

MAP 3 World in 1942.
© PETER PALM, BERLIN/GERMANY.
MAP 3 World in 1942.

© PETER PALM, BERLIN/GERMANY.

1 Background and History

1.1 The Path to War

Together, racist doctrine and the aggressive expansion of German territorial influence formed the constitutive ideological pillars of National Socialism. The notion of violent e…

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Harry Oelke, “The Churches in the Second World War”, in: History of Global Christianity Online, Editors J.H. Schjørring, N.A. Hjelm. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-5656_HGCO_fulltextxml_COM30600>
First published online: 2018



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