By M. Mazzenga
This book examines how American Protestants, Catholics and Jews spoke back to the persecution of Jews in Germany and German-occupied territory within the Thirties. The essays concentrate on American spiritual responses to Kristallnacht and signify the 1st exam of multi-religious workforce responses to the beginnings of the Holocaust.
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Christian and Jewish Interfaith Efforts 29 44. Armin Boyens, Kirchenkampf und Ökumene 1939–1945 (Munich: Chr. Kaiser Verlag, 1973), 45–46. 45. Boyens, Kirchenkampf und Oikumene 1939–1945 , 130–131. 46. An example is the exchange of letters between Stephen Wise and Henry Smith Leiper in October 1937. Burke Library, UTS, Henry Smith Leiper papers: Folder, Correspondence—Federal Council of Churches 1934–39. 47. “Joint Resolution which was adopted relative to the totalitarian attacks on religious minorities,” “signed by both Roman Catholic and Protestant Christians,” December 23, 1938.
S. ” And at the Brightwood Methodist Episcopal Church, the Reverend. Carroll S. ”38 Other papers reported similar meetings in New York and other leading American cities. Canadian Protestant Responses Much about the Canadian liberal Christian response to Kristallnacht mirrored what was happening across the United States. Public sentiments were similar, and mainline Protestant spokespersons echoed their American counterparts. One important contrast was the importance of the Canadian Jewish Congress in sponsoring the November 20 “Day of Public Sorrow” events held in at least 60 towns and cities from coast to coast.
Letter, Leiper to Roy McCorkel, May 23, 1939. ” 40. Burke Library, UTS, Henry Smith Leiper papers. Letter, Lazaron to Clinchy, May 13, 1935. 41. J. S. Foreign Policy (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988), 53. 42. , 55. 43. See the correspondence between Samuel Cavert and William Paton (May–August 1941) about lobbying in both countries and Canada against the Allen bill, which attempted to bar refugees who had been in Nazi prisons or camps. ” Christian and Jewish Interfaith Efforts 29 44. Armin Boyens, Kirchenkampf und Ökumene 1939–1945 (Munich: Chr.
American Religious Responses to Kristallnacht by M. Mazzenga