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November 16, 2017
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7 p.m.

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US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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What Did Faith Communities Stand For? Doctrine and Deed in Nazi Germany
Public Program
Roman Catholic clerics give the Nazi salute at the fifth Catholic youth rally <i>(Jugendtreffen)</i> in Berlin, 1933. <i>US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of bpk-Bildagentur</i>
Roman Catholic clerics give the Nazi salute at the fifth Catholic youth rally (Jugendtreffen) in Berlin, 1933. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of bpk-Bildagentur

The rise of National Socialism in Germany and the ensuring terror raised profound theological and ethical questions for people of all faiths. While some religious leaders openly supported the Nazi regime, others refused allegiance to the Party or defied the laws and sheltered victims of state-sanctioned hate, even if it meant risking arrest and ultimately, their lives.

Join us for a program to examine how different faith communities, including Jehovah’s Witnesses, Protestants, and Catholics, reacted in the face of the challenges then—and the questions the history poses today.

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Stream the program live at ushmm.org/watch. Registration is not required to watch the live-streamed event.



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