"Positive Christianity in the Third Reich," written by German professor of theology and N.S.D.A.P. (Nazi Party) member Cajus Fabricius, dispels the misconceptions that National Socialism was an anti-Christian ideology and that the Third Reich was an anti-Christian state. This short book reveals to us that Hitler was a strong proponent of Positive Christianity in the role of German life, that there is no contradiction between Positive Christianity and National Socialism, and that Christianity was as popular as ever under Hitler.
There is much misconception in the world today with respect to the position of Christianity in the Third Reich, opinion being rife that an anti-Christian attitude or paganism is at the moment predominant in Germany. These were the considerations which led me to issue an English edition of my book: "Positives Christentum im neuen Staat".
This book is in no way an official statement. The only official book on National Socialism is Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf". Official documents are also "The Programme of the National Socialistic Party" and the Laws of the State, I for my part, have simply endeavored as a theologian to give in these pages a clear and scientific exposition of the substance of Christianity in its relations to the substance of National Socialism. The point of view, however, thus set forth in this little book is not only my own, but is shared by millions of German people who are real Christians and at the same time good National Socialists unswervingly loyal to their Fuhrer Adolf Hitler.
The German edition of this book was published in 1935. Since then the German situation, the fundamental principles of the National Socialistic State and the attitude of the Fuhrer towards Christianity have remained unchanged. A few days before writing these lines, the Fuhrer in his speech to the Reichstag on 30th January said, that in all humility he thanked Almighty God for His grace manifested in the uprising of the German Volk. He said too, in speaking of his personal
experiences that he had had three unusual friends nearly all his life: In his youth, poverty, then sorrow at the collapse of his People, and finally anxiety for the Reich. This is the Fuhrer's unchanged attitude, one conforming both to a Christian and a heroic figure.
Thus may this little book serve to spread the truth through- out the world. I be understood abroad, and I should be dad to receive any comments on what I have said from friends in other countries.
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