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Jews Defended in Speech by Cardinal Faulhaber

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Words of praise for the Jews, rarely heard in public in Nazi Germany, were uttered yesterday by Cardinal Faulhaber in a denunciation of the Hitler regime’s anti-Catholic policy.

Addressing 5,000 pilgrims at Tutonhauson, Bavaria, the Archbishop of Munich called on Catholics to defend themselves from enslavement. Scouting Hitler’s claim to having saved Germany from the “atheism of Soviet Russia,” Cardinal Faulhabor said:-

“We are told to look at Russia. We do look at Russia. And for that very reason we must defend ourselves against enslavement, against the curtailment of our freedom and human rights. Let our Government, but where there is, nevertheless, freedom in the Catholic schools.”

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