Concordat Between Nazi Germany & Vatican Gives Hitler International Legitimacy Hot

Concordat Between Nazi Germany & Vatican Gives Hitler International Legitimacy

Adolf Hitler and Paul von Hindenburg, 1933

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Adolf Hitler's cabinet formally approves of the Concordat between Nazi Germany and the Vatican.

During the discussion, Adolf Hitler says:

"An opportunity has been given to Germany in the Reich Concordat and a sphere of confidence has been created that will be especially significant in the urgent struggle against international Jewry."

Hitler recognizes that the traditional anti-Semitism of the Catholic Church has paved the way for what he wants to accomplish. This Concordat gives Hitler legitimacy in they eyes of Catholics and looks like official approval by the Catholic Church.

As a consequence, it will be easier for him to argue that his anti-Semitic measures are simply a continuation of what the Catholic Church has been doing for centuries — just less effectively.

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