- Oct 25, 2020
Early 20th century-era Catholic leader Erich Klausener holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Berlin’s Catholics.
Next month will mark the 76th anniversary of the massacre of 159 civilians by the German SS in two small Italian hamlets, San Terenzo Monti and Bardine, including the local pastor, Father Michele Rabino, who died saving a seven-year-old girl.
Bosnian church leaders defended their decision to hold a Mass for civilians and former soldiers slaughtered by victorious communist forces in Yugoslavia, despite international condemnations and domestic protests.
The Nazis’ systematic persecution and genocide led to the deaths of 6 million Jews in Europe, but Catholic priests and nuns were also among their victims.
The Catholic bishops in Germany have marked the upcoming 75th anniversary of the end of World War II by issuing a statement criticizing the behavior of their predecessors under the Nazis.
Nathan Morley’s ‘Radio Hitler: Nazi Airwaves in the Second World War’ – due to be published by Amberley in August – uses first-hand interviews, archives, diaries, letters and memoirs to examine Hitler’s radio and how it used ‘fake news’ to spread Nazi propaganda.