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German Catholic Exile: Nuremberg Racial Laws Step in Destruction of Jews

Waldemar Gurian

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Waldemar Gurian, a German Catholic in exile in Switzerland, describes the Nuremberg racial laws as contrary to natural law, and furthermore that they are "only a stage on the way toward the complete physical destruction of the Jews."

Gurian has long been a critic of the Nazis and fled in 1934 after the Night of the Long Knives because he realized that his own life was likely in danger if he remained in Germany.

Gurian's observations will seem obvious to people looking back, but it's interesting that they could be so obvious to him at the time while Catholic leaders throughout Germany are actively aiding and abetting the Nazi regime in every way they are asked to — and sometimes on their own without being asked.

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