In 1928, the Nazi-party got less than 3 per cent of the votes in Germany. In 1933, Hitler got 43 per cent of the votes in the city of Munich.
Since this topic was raised by a Roman Catholic commenter, I took a deeper look into the matter.
Who were the Germans who voted for the Nazi-party? Were they Protestants, or were their mainly Roman Catholic?
This question is interesting because Germany the Roman Catholics and Protestant is an equally large group with 34 per cent of the population each.
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) won the election in Germany in 1928 with 29,8 per cent of the votes.
The party had its power base in Northern and central Germany, mostly populated with Lutheran Christians. In the Catholic west and south, the voters chose the Bayerische Volkspartei (BVP) or the Centrum Party.
When the World economy cracked in 1929, it became almost impossible to govern Germany. After the 1928 election 40 parties were represented in the Bundestag. The Weimar Republic fell into political chaos.
The Lutheran North and central Germany voters abandoned the SDP in the 1932 election, when the Nazi party emerged as the largest party in Germany with 36,9 per cent of the votes. But SPD still the second largest party. The leadership in the SPD told the Germans: – It is us or the Nazi-party. The SPD got 21,6 per cent of the votes.
The Centrum party, a party who wanted Germany to be governed by Catholicism and Catholic values, became the 4th largest party in the national election on July 31st 1932. Their leader Von Papen secured 12,4 per cent of votes.
When Paul Von Hindenburg handed power over to Adolf Hitler 30th of January 1933, Hitler demanded that all resistance to the new regime in Germany had to be removed. Hitler banned the The Social Democratic party (SPD).
Hitler offered Von Papen the post as Vice Canceler of Germany, a fellow Roman Catholic. To get the post, Von Papen had to dissolved the Catholic Centrum Party. Von Papen accepted the offer, and the party was dissolved on July 5th 1933.
Von Papen signed the Concordat on behalf of the Nazi-party on July 20th 1933.
Pope Pius XII signed on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church.
The agreement secured the Catholics rights to run educational institutions in Germany, and that the Bishop of Rome continued to be the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Nazi-Germany. In return the Roman Catholics had to stop all political agitation against Nazism.
Written by Ivar
I am glad I read your site.
The US seems to be doing much of what the Nazi party did. While I don’t know if any churches officialy signed documents, MANY denominations (Methodist, Luthern, Presbyterian) now perform gay marriages. Maybe to keep the tax free status? Then Obama signed in the NDAA, and Nazi Germany did something very similar. There is a large faction in the US that seems to believe that 9/11 was done by our own nation to justify war with Iraq, just like the Reichstag was burned down by Germany itself to justify war w/ Poland. The Devil controls most world leaders, and Christ will setup a One Wold Government, so the devil wants to have a counterfeit..the NWO. And since the devil has his hands in SO many pots (Institutional Religions, Masons, Education, Media, Muslims), he wants to confuse us so we won’t know where to look,
Dear Ant writes
just like the Reichstag was burned down by Germany itself to justify war w/ Poland.
The Reichstag was burnt 27 February 1933. The invasion of Poland took place 1st of September 1939. There is no direct historical connection.
The Nazis set their own parliament on fire. Hitler blamed the political opposition. The Nazis used the tactic of rule by provocations. Both the SPD and the Communist Party of Germany (the second and third largest party) were the fist to be banned by the new totalitarian regime.
I must have forgotten my history 😉
“The Nazis used the tactic of rule by provocations.”
Today, we call them “false flags” such as the Colorado shootings and the Temple shootings in Wisconsin. Look to the GOP convention to see what the POTUS is up to as far as stirring up trouble.
This is not history!!!! This is bunch stupidity!!!!! Where are your book sources or references and not Internet hear say! Anybody can put crap and say its history or alter images!!!
And the corollary would be, where are your sources denouncing this “crap”?
The Catholic Church never quits giving up hope of trying to gain political power here on Earth. Those that are true Bible believing Christians should know that churches should refrain from getting immersed in political intrigue. This proves that the Catholic Church is so far disconnected from true Christianity.
I have commented on Chancellor Otto von Bismarck (21 March 1871 – 20 March 1890), and who was a devout protestant, and knew of the dangers of allowing the Catholic Church wielding too much influence. I am not saying that Bismarck was perfect, but he had the foresight as one of Europe’s greatest statesmen of his time to recognize the limits that should be put on the Catholic Church. Listed below is an interesting paragraph from the Wikipedia article on “Anti-Catholic Kulturkampf” that Bismarck put into place from 1871 to 1878.
“Bismarck launched an anti-Catholic Kulturkampf (“culture struggle”) in Prussia in 1871. In its course all the Prussian bishops and many priests were imprisoned or exiled. Prussia’s population greatly expanded in the 1860s and now was one-third Catholic. Bismarck believed that the Catholic Church held too much political power; he was further concerned about the emergence of the Catholic Centre Party (organised in 1870). With support from the anticlerical National Liberal Party, which had become Bismarck’s chief ally in the Reichstag, he abolished the Catholic Department of the Prussian Ministry of Culture. That left the Catholics without a voice in high circles. In 1872, the Jesuits were expelled from Germany. More severe anti-Roman Catholic laws of 1873 allowed the Prussian government to supervise the education of the Roman Catholic clergy, and curtailed the disciplinary powers of the Church. In 1875, civil ceremonies were required for weddings, which could hitherto be performed in churches. The Catholics reacted by organizing themselves; they strengthened the Centre Party. Bismarck, a devout pietistic Protestant, was alarmed that secularists and socialists were using the Kulturkampf to attack all religion. He abandoned the Kulturkampf in 1878 to preserve his remaining political capital; indeed, he needed the Centre Party votes in his new battle against socialism. Pius IX died that same year, replaced by a more pragmatic Pope Leo XIII who negotiated away most of the anti-Catholic laws.”
Basically, Bismarck, as a protestant, would have been infuriated that someone as degenerate and oppressive as the socialist, anti-human, and pro-Catholic would have even become Chancellor.
hitler could have never put the final solution in place, that is to kill all the jews of europe, without the rampant anti-semitism of the german populace.
Hitler turned around and closed all Catholic Schools in Germany before the war (and in Austria during the war), he also cut off communication between the Pope and German Catholics. The Nazi’s seized 12 printing businesses that printed Papal Catholic encyclicals denouncing the Nazi racial theory. There was a hold-up in the signing of the Concordant because a clause introduced from the Catholic side ‘to treat Jews with Christian charity’ was objected to by the Nazi’s. In the end the clause was included as an addendum to the document.
Hitler could have never put the final solution in place, that is to kill all the Jews of Europe, without the rampant social Darwinist theories which was touted as progressive science in 60 years following on from ‘Origin of Species’ and ‘Ascent of Man’.
There is no doubt that Luther provided hatred against Jews, so did the atheist Wagner who had a big influence on Hitler,
The new ‘science’ of evolution and survival of the fittest provided Hitler with a social progressive platform to not only target Jews, but to exterminate the mentally ill and be the first western government to introduce abortion.