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700 Club Interactive: Lessons Learned From Germany - May 9, 2013

Discover the disturbing reality behind the foundation of the Third Reich and the life and faith of Adolf Hitler. Read Transcript


Gordon: A FIRSTHAND

ACCOUNT OF THE HOLOCAUST,

FROM THE DIARY OF A YOUNG

GIRL.

I'LL NEVER FIND MY WAY

AROUND HERE.

BUT SO WHAT, WE WON'T BE

HERE FOR LONG.

THERE ARE 21 OF US IN QUITE

A SMALL ROOM.

IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT WITH

YOUR OWN EYES, YOU WOULD

NEVER BELIEVE IT.

Gordon: HEAR HOW THIS

JEWISH GIRL AND HER JOURNAL

AND DRAWINGS SURVIVED ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS IS DOING

IN THE WORLD TODAY.

WELL, WELCOME TO THE

PROGRAM.

IT WAS KNOWN AS HITLER'S

GIFT TO THE JEWS.

TERAZINE DIDN'T LOOK LIKE

ANY OTHER CONCENTRATION

CAMP.

THERE WERE NO GAS CHAMBERS.

IT'S INMATES DIDN'T WEAR

STRIPED UNIFORMS.

TERAZINE WAS PART OF

HITLER'S PLAN TO CONVINCE

THE WORLD THAT THE JEWISH

PEOPLE WERE ENJOYING LIFE IN

A CITY HE HAD BUILT JUST FOR

THEM.

MORE THAN 15,000 JEWISH

CHILDREN WERE IMPRISONED

THERE.

ONLY 100 OF THEM SURVIVED

THE WAR.

ONE OF THEM WAS A YOUNG GIRL

NAMED HELGA VIZE.

AT 8 YEARS ISLAND OLD, SHE

STARTED KEEPING A DIARY THAT

DESCRIBED HER EXPERIENCES IN

TERAZINE, AND THREE OTHER

CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

HERE IS HER STORY, IN HER

WORDS.

MOM AND DAD WERE SITTING

BY THE RADIO.

THEIR HEADS HUNG LOW.

THIS MORNING AT 6:30, THE

GERMAN ARMY CROSSED THE

BORDER.

I DIDN'T REALLY UNDERSTAND

THE MEANING OF THOSE WORDS,

BUT I THOUGHT THERE WAS

SOMETHING TERRIBLE IN THEM.

I WAS NOT HAVE A VERY

RICH FAMILY, BUT I HAD

PARENTS AND A GOOD FAMILY.

AND I HAD A VERY LUCKY

CHILDHOOD.

BUT AFTER OCCUPATION,

EVERYTHING HAD BEEN

CHANGED.

AND OUR LIFE BECAME STILL

MORE AND MORE DIFFICULT.

SINCE MARCH 15th, THERE

HAS NOT BEEN A SINGLE CALM

DAY.

EVERYTHING IS OUR FAULT,

EVEN THOUGH WE DIDN'T DO

ANYTHING.

WE CAN'T HELP BEING JEWS.

MY FATHER WAS EXPELLED

FROM HIS JOB.

ALL OF THE JEWS WERE

EXPELLED AND LOST THEIR

JOBS.

AND THEN ALSO CHILDREN WERE

EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL.

THIS TIME THE GERMANS

CAME UP WITH A GREAT IDEA,

THAT EVEN THE MIDDLE AGES

WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD OF.

STARS, BRIGHT YELLOW WITH

THE WORD JUDAH.

AT SCHOOL, WE BOASTED ABOUT

THE STARS SEWN ON VESTS.

EVEN THOUGH IT WAS NOT

PLEASANT TO WEAR IT.

WE MADE LIGHT OF IT.

WE GOT USED TO OTHER

THINGS.

WE'LL GET USED TO THIS.

ANOTHER NEW THING IS COMING

TO DISRUPT JEWISH FAMILIES.

SUPPOSEDLY THERE WILL BE

TRANSPORTS.

EVERYONE IS GETTING READY

FOR TRAVEL.

THE ARRESTS NEVER STOP.

DANGER LURKS AT EVERY STEP.

WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR HOUSE,

YOU NEVER KNOW IF YOU WILL

RETURN.

TOMORROW WE SAY GOOD-BYE TO

OUR HOME, OUR RELATIVES, AND

EVERYTHING THAT WAS DEAR AND

CLOSE TO US.

WE ARE SUPPOSEDLY OFF TO A

NEW LAND TO AVOID

PERSECUTION.

WE WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF.

THINGS WILL GO WELL FOR US.

I'LL NEVER FIND MY WAY

AROUND HERE.

BUT SO WHAT?

WE WON'T BE HERE FOR LONG.

THERE ARE 21 OF US IN QUITE

A SMALL ROOM.

IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT WITH

YOUR OWN EYES, YOU WOULD

NEVER BELIEVE IT.

TER

MANY THINK IT WAS A

DIFFERENT PLACE, BUT SOME

SMUGGLED MESSAGES TO EACH

OTHER.

IT WAS DECEMBER, AND IT WAS

A TIME WHERE CHILDREN, IN A

NORMAL LIFE, BUILT A

SNOWMAN, BUT IT WAS ALSO A

MEMORY OF THE PAST LIFE.

IT WAS SUCH A NORMAL, CHILD

DISISH DRAWING.

I FOUND THIS DRAWING VERY

IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT WAS MY

VIRFIRST TER FROM

TERAZINE.

AND MY FATHER SAID TO DRAW

WHAT YOU SEE.

AND AFTER THAT RESPONSE FROM

MY FATHER, I STARTED TO DRAW

EVERYDAY LIFE IN PRISON.

I SPENT IN TERAZIANAZINE

THREE YEARS.

AND IT WAS FORBIDDEN TO MAKE

PICTURES AND TO MAKE FILM,

AND SO MAYBE TODAY THESE ARE

VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE THERE

DOESN'T EXIST ANOTHER

PICTURES, MATERIAL.

WHAT KIND OF MOTHER'S DAY

IS IT WHEN I DON'T EVEN HAVE

A FLOWER FOR MY MOM?

I KNOW, I'LL MAKE ONE OUT OF

PAPER.

IT'S NOT MUCH, BUT AFTER

ALL, MOM KNOWS THERE IS NOT

A LOT OF CHOICE.

ANY WAY, NEXT YEAR I'LL MAKE

IT UP TO HER.

BY THAT TIME WE'LL SURELY BE

HOME.

TERAZINE WAS USED FOR

PROPAGANDA.

THEY WANTED TO SHOW THE

WORLD THAT JEWS ARE SAFE.

ONCE IT WAS INVITED

INTERNATIONAL

TRANSFORMATION.

A HUGE CLEANUP OF THE

TOWN WAS IN PROGRESS.

IT'S FUNNY, BUT IT LOOKS

LIKE THEY'RE TRYING TO

CHANGE TERAZINE INTO A SPA

TOWN.

FRESHLY SEWN GRASS IS COMING

UP IN THE TOWN SQUARE.

THE MIDDLE IS DECORATED WITH

A HUGE BED OF ROSES.

THERE IS A POOL, A

MERRY-GO-ROUND, AND

SEESAWS.

EVERYTHING WAS ARRANGED LIKE

A STAGE SET.

THERE WAS VERY MUCH HOPE

THAT THE INTERNATIONAL RED

CROSS WOULD COME AND THEY

WOULD SEE THE SITUATION.

AND IT WOULD BE HELL FOR US,

AND EVERYTHING WOULD BE

CHANGED FOR BETTER, BUT THE

INSPECTION CAME, AND THEY

WATCHED AND LOOKED ONLY ON

WHAT THEY SHOWED HIM.

AND THE INSPECTION ITSELF

LASTED ONLY A HALF DAY.

AND IN THE EVENINGS THEY

DESCRIBED THAT THEY FOUND

EVERYTHING OKAY.

SO IT WAS A GREAT

PROPAGANDA.

AND THEY BELIEVED IT.

THEY CREATED A FILM.

AND IT IS THE ONLY FILM

WHICH EXISTED, BUT IT IS A

PROPAGANDA FILM CREATED BY

GERMANS.

IN THIS FILM, THEY ASK DID

PRISONERS COME IN, AND THEY

HAD TO SAY I'M WELL TREATED

IN TERAZINE.

I DON'T MISS ANYTHING.

ALSO FROM TERAZINE, NOBODY

KNEW WHERE, BUT IT WAS

CALLED ONLY THE EAST

TRANSPORT.

WE HAD NO IDEA WHERE.

THE TRANSPORT WAS FOR MEN

ONLY.

IN THE SECOND ONE, MY FATHER

WAS SENT AWAY.

HERE WE SIT TODAY FOR THE

LAST TIME.

WE CAN'T HOLD BACK THE

TEARS.

WE STORED TOO MANY OF THEM

THIS PAST WEEK.

I CAN STILL SEE HIM STANDING

ON THE STEPS, WAVING,

SMILING.

DADDY, WHY WON'T YOU LET US

GO WITH YOU?

THEY DISMISSED THESE MEN,

IT WAS LIES AGAIN.

EVERYTHING WAS LIES.

AND SO TWO DAYS AFTER HE

LEFT, I WAS INCLUDED WITH MY

MOTHER.

AND WE HOPED TO MEET MY

FATHER.

WE HAD NO IDEA THAT

SOMETHING LIKE THAT

EXISTED.

WE DON'T KNOW VERY WELL THAT

IT WAS A STEP IN HELL.

IF HELL EXISTS, IT LOOKS

LIKE AUSCHWITZ.

ITHERE WAS NOT ENOUGH

FOOD.

FOR THE FOOD WE HAD TO EAT,

IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO

LIVE.

THE SITUATION WAS TERRIBLE.

IT WAS HOPELESS.

BUT WE NEVER WANTED TO LOSE

HOPE.

IF SOMEBODY LEFT HOPE, HE

WAS LOST.

MOM'S GETTING WEAKER BY

THE DAY.

THE END OF THE WAR MIGHT NOT

BE FAR OFF, BUT EVEN IF IT

IS ONLY A WEEK AWAY, OUR END

WILL COME FIRST.

GOD, HAVE MERCY.

GIVE MOM ENOUGH STRENGTH SO

SHE CAN SEE US LIBERATED.

FOR US, IT WAS A LITTLE

TOO LATE.

WE REGRET EVERYTHING WAS

OVER, OF COURSE, BUT OUR

FIRST THOUGHTS WERE, SO WE

SURVIVED, BUT WHAT ABOUT MY

FATHER?

DID HE ALSO SURVIVE?

WE LEFT THE CAMPS, BUT WE

CARRY THE CAMPS STILL

INSIDE.

THE PEOPLE TOLD US, YOU ARE

FREE AND GO HOME.

BUT THERE WAS NO HOME.

WE WERE NOT EXPECTED.

NOBODY EXPECTED OUR COMING

BACK.

MOST OF US HAD NOBODY.

I HAD MY MOTHER.

I NEVER GAVE A THOUGHT ABOUT

WE COULD BE SEPARATED.

WHEN I MARRIED, SHE STAYED

WITH ME AND LIVED WITH MY

FAMILY UNTIL HER DEATH.

AND SHE DIED AT AGE 84,

YEARS AGO.

WE NEVER LEFT THE AREA WHERE

HE PERISHED.

PROBABLY JUST AFTER COMING

TO AUSCHWITZ HE WAS ACTUALLY

SENT.

I ALWAYS SUPPOSE SOMETHING

ABOUT HIM, WHAT HE WOULD

SAY, WHAT HE WOULD TELL ME,

WHAT I HAVE TO DO.

MY FATHER WAS VERY FOND OF

MUSIC, AND I MARRIED A

MUSICIAN.

MY SON IS A PROFESSIONAL

MUSICIAN.

SO IS MY GRANDDAUGHTER.

AND SO ALWAYS I SAY ABOUT IT

HOW IT WILL BE A PLEASURE

FOR HIM.

SO HE IS SITTING WITH US.

READ IT VERY CAREFULLY AND

KEEP IT IN MEMORY WHAT

HAPPENED.

AND DO SOMETHING THAT THAT

IT WOULDN'T HURT ANYMORE.

WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND TWO

EACH OTHER, NOT TO BE

SELFISH, TO BE HEALTHY, TO

HAVE FAMILY AND TO HAVE

HOPE.

THESE WERE ONCE PEOPLE,

HEALTHY, STRONG, WITH THEIR

OWN WILL AND THOUGHTS.

LOVE FOR LIFE, FOR GOOD

THINGS, FOR BEAUTY.

WHAT'S LEFT ARE PHANTOMS,

BODIES, SKELETONS WITHOUT

SOULS.

NO ONE WILL WEEP FOR THEM.

NO ONE WILL LAMENT THEIR

PASSING UNTIL SOME DAY THERE

WILL BE A MENTION OF THEM IN

OUR TEXTBOOKS.

Gordon: HELGA'S DIARY,

IT IS A MOVIE STORY.

IN HER DIARY SHE WROTE --

IMAGINE A LITTLE GIRL HAVING

THIS THOUGHT: "HOW WILL THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE INSIDE THIS

CAMP WALK TOGETHER WITH THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE OUTSIDE THIS

CAMP?"

SHE ACTUALLY HAD THAT

THOUGHT THAT SHE KNEW ONE

DAY THE CAMP WOULDN'T BE

THERE ANYMORE, AND HOW WOULD

SHE BE ABLE TO WALK TOGETHER

WITH PEOPLE THAT KNEW THE

CAMP WAS THERE?

HOW WOULD SHE BE ABLE TO

DEAL WITH THAT?

YOU CAN LOG ON TO OUR

SPECIAL PAGE AT CBN.COM.

AND THERE IS A SPECIAL

FEATURE OF BEHIND THE SCENES

PHOTOS, AND MORE OF HELGA'S

DIARY.

AND THEY WANTED TO HONOR THE

VICTIMS OF TERAZINE, AND

THOSE WHO SURVIVED -- IT IS

A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE THAT

HAS COME OUT OF ISRAEL.

YOU CAN HEAR IT ON THE

INTERNET.

COMING UP, HOW DID ALL OF

THIS HAPPEN?

WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO DIG

INTO THAT.

YOU HEARD OF THE PHRASE

"SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND

STATE," WELL, UP NEXT, WE

MEET A POLITICIAN WHO WANTED

THE TWO TO JOIN TOGETHER,

AND EVEN GOT THE SUPPORT OF

CHRISTIANS TO DO JUST THAT.

WE'LL TELL YOU MORE WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Gordon: FOR CENTURIES,

POLITICIANS HAVE USED

CHRISTIAN LANGUAGE TO APPEAL

TO VOTERS.

ONE LEADER WAS ESPECIALLY

GOOD AT IT.

HE SAID, "IN THIS HOUR I

WOULD ASK THE LORD GOD ONLY

THIS, THAT HE WOULD GIVE HIS

BLESSING TO OUR WORK AND

THAT HE MAY EVER GIVE US THE

COURAGE TO DO THE RIGHT.

I AM CONVINCED THAT MEN WHO

ARE CREATED BY GOD SHOULD

LIVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE

WILL OF THE ALMIGHTY.

NO MAN CAN FASHION WORLD

HISTORY UNLESS UPON HIS

PURPOSE AND HIS POWERS THERE

RESTS THE BLESSINGS OF

PROVIDENCE."

WELL, THAT MAY SOUND LIKE AN

IDEAL POLITICIAN, BUT THAT

SPEECH WAS ACTUALLY GIVEN IN

1937 BY THE CHANCELLOR OF

GERMANY, ADOLPH HITLER.

HITLER, SIEG HEIL!

HIS SPEECHES WERE FILLED

WITH HOPE.

HE SAYS, I'M GOING TO

RESTORE THE GLORY.

Gordon: IN HIS

SPEECHES, HE CHALLENGED

PEOPLE TO LOVE THEIR

NEIGHBORS, TO CARE FOR THE

POOR AND SICK, AND TO TAKE A

STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE.

HE ALSO SAID, I BELIEVE

TODAY I'M ACTING IN THE

SENSE OF THE ALMIGHTY

CREATOR.

Gordon: IN PUBLIC,

ADOLPH HITLER OFTEN REFERRED

TO HIMSELF AS A FOLLOWER OF

CHRIST.

EVEN TODAY MANY PEOPLE

BELIEVE THAT THE HOLOCAUST

WAS CARRIED OUT IN THE NAME

OF CHRISTIANITY.

BUT WHAT WAS THE REAL

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GOD AND

HITLER?

ADOLPH HITLER WAS THE

NASTIEST, MOST HATE-FILLED,

WICKED MAN ALMOST IN

HISTORY.

AND TO SAY THAT HE WAS A

CHRISTIAN IS IS TO BE EITHER

TREMENDOUSLY IGNORANT ARE TO

BE DISI DISINGENUOUS.

[YELLING]

Gordon: AS A CHILD,

ADOLPH HITLER WAS BAPTIZED

INTO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

HE WAS AN ALTER BOY.

AND AT ONE POINT HE EVEN

WANTED TO BECOME A PRIEST.

BUT AS HISTORY WOULD LATER

SHOW, A CHURCH MEMBER AND A

CHRISTIAN ARE TWO DIFFERENT

THINGS.

AT THE BEGINNING OF HIS

POLITICAL CAREER, ADOLPH

HITLER WAS A BABY KISSER,

BELIEVE IT OR NOT.

EVEN NOWADAYS, IF YOU WANT

TO GET ANYWHERE AS A

POLITICIAN, YOU HAVE YOUR

LANGUAGE AND SPEECHES WITH

MAYBE A BIBLE VERSE HERE AND

THERE, AND MAYBE HAVE YOUR

PICTURE TAKEN OUTSIDE A

CHURCH ON A SUNDAY, AND SHOW

UP AT A PRAYER BREAKFAST AND

SAY SOMETHING ABOUT GOD.

ONCE YOU'RE IN YOUR PLACE OF

POLITICAL AUTHORITY, THEN

YOU CAN LET YOUR REAL AGENDA

COME OUT.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HITLER

DID.

Gordon: FROM HER

EARLIEST SPEECHES, HITLER

INVOKED GOD.

A SMART MOVE IN THE MOST OF

CHRISTIAN NATION OF

GERMANY.

ONE OF HIS PUBLIC SHOWS OF

SOLIDARITY WITH THE CHURCH

WAS THE SIGNING OF THE

COMMUNIST NAZI DOT IN 1943.

THAT PACT WAS THAT CHURCH

WOULD SUPPORT ADOLPH HITLER,

AND HITLER WOULD MAKE SURE

THEY HAD FREEDOM OF

RELIGION.

HITLER, IN 1933, SAID

WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT

CHRISTIANITY.

AND HE SAID HE HATED

ATHEISTS AND WANTED TO GET

RID OF IT IN THE COUNTRY.

HITLER WAS A WOLF IN SHEEP'S

CLOTHING.

Gordon: SO IF HITLER

WASN'T A CHRISTIAN, WHY DID

HE GO TO SO MUCH TROUBLE TO

WIN THE SUPPORT OF THE

CHURCH?

AS ONE WRITER PUT IT, HE

KNEW CHRISTIANS WERE

INTERFERE WITH HIS PLANS IF

THEY WEREN'T HOODWINKED

FIRST.

WHAT YOU WON'T HERE IN

HISTORY CLASS IS HITLER

WASN'T JUST OUT TO ELIMINATE

THE JEWS.

HE WANTED TO GET RID OF

CHRISTIANITY AS WELL.

HITLER YOUTH LEADER BOLER

VON SHEROFF ADMITTED THAT

THE DESTRUCTION OF

CHRISTIANITY WAS EXPLICITLY

RECOGNIZED AS A PURPOSE OF

THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST

MOVEMENT.

AND HERE IS NAZI LEADER

ALFRED ROSENBURG, A MEMBER

OF HITLER'S INNER CIRCLE.

I'M ABSOLUTELY CLEAR IN

MY OWN MIND, AND I THINK I

CAN SPEAK FOR HIM AS WELL,

THAT BOTH THE CATHOLIC AND

PROTESTANT CHURCHES MUST

VANISH FROM THE LIFE OF OUR

PEOPLE.

Gordon: IN 1933, THE

GERMAN ECONOMY WAS IN

FREEFALL, WITH UNEMPLOYMENT

OVER 30%.

GERMANY WAS A NATION IN NEED

OF A SAVIOR, AND ADOLPH

HITLER DECIDED THAT HE WOULD

BE THE ONE TO FILL THAT

ROLE.

AS HITLER GREW MORE

POWERFUL, HIS RELIGIOUS

TOLERANCE DISAPPEARED, AND

HE TRIED TO REPLACE

CHRISTIANITY WITH A NEW

REICH CHURCH, A RELIGION IN

WHICH THERE WAS NO GOD BUT

HITLER.

I THINK AFTER A WHILE,

HITLER BEGINS TO BELIEVE IN

HITLER.

HITLER SET UP A VERY

HORRIBLE ANTI-CHRIST SYSTEM

DISGUISED AS A CHRISTIAN

CHURCH.

Reporter: HIS FELLOW

NAZIS WERE ONLY TWO HAPPY TO

EMBRACE THE FUROR AS

GERMAN'S MESSIAH.

IT IS ONLY ON ONE OR TWO

POINTS THAT CHRIST AND

HITLER STAND COMPARISON.

OUR FUROR IS THE

INTERMEDIARY, THE CLEANEST

PEOPLE IN THE FORM OF GOD.

EVERYTHING IS RELIGION IN

THE HIGHEST SENSE.

Gordon: AND SENSE EVERY

RELIGION NEEDS A HOUSE OF

WORSHIP, HITLER DEVELOPED A

30-POINT PLAN FOR THE NEW

NATIONAL REICH CHURCH.

IT WAS EVEN PUBLISHED IN THE

"NEW YORK TIMES" IN 1942.

AMONG THE RULES, NO PASTORS,

CHAPLAINS OR PRIESTS WERE

ALLOWED TO SPEAK IN CHURCH.

ONLY NATIONAL REICH

ORITORS.

ALL BIBLES AND PICTURES OF

SAINTS WERE REMOVED FROM THE

CHURCH ALTERS, AND REPLACED

WITH COPIES OF MINE COPF.

THE CROSS WAS ALSO REMOVED

AND REPLACED WITH THE

SWASTIKA.

HITLER QUOTED SCRIPTURE IN

MANY OF HER EARLY SPEECHES,

BUT HE LATER REFERRED TO IT

AS A FAIRYTALE, INVENTED BY

THE JEWS.

IN 1942, THE BIBLE BECAME A

BANNED BOOK IN GERMANY.

ADOLPH HITLER HATED THE

BIBLE.

HE HAD HIS OWN BIBLE

PRINTED, 100,000 COPIES.

THERE ARE SOME COPIES STILL

AROUND, BUT MANY WERE

DESTROYED BY PEOPLE WHO

REALIZED WHY HITLER HAD

DONE.

Gordon: IN HITLER'S

BIBLE, ALL HEBREW WORDS,

LIKE HALLELUJAH, WERE

REMOVED.

AND HE REPLACED THE 1 10

COMMANDMENTS WITH 12 OF HIS

OWN.

AMONG THEM: MAINTAIN AND

MULTIPLY THE HERITAGE OF

YOUR FOREFATHERS.

JOYOUSLY SERVE THE PEOPLE

WITH WORK AND SACRIFICE.

HONOR YOUR FUROR AND

MASTER.

HITLER ALSO WROTE HIS OWN

VERSION OF THE LORD'S

PRAYER, TO BE RECITED BY THE

HITLER YOUTH.

ADOLPH HITLER, YOU ARE A

GREAT FUROR, THY NAME MAKES

THE ENEMY TREMBLE.

THY THIRD REICH COMES, LET

US HERE DAILY THY VOICE AND

ORDER US, BY THY LEADERSHIP,

FOR WE WILL OBEY TO THE END,

AND EVEN WITH OUR LIVES.

WE PRAISE THEE, HILE

HITLER.

I THANK YOU FOR MY DAILY

BREAD.

DO NOT LEAVE ME, FUROR, MY

FUROR, MY FAITH, MY LIGHT,

HAIL MY FUROR.

Gordon: HITLER HAD THIS

OWN CHURCH, HIS OWN BIBLE,

AND EVEN HIS OWN HYMN, SONG

EVERY DAY IN GERMAN

SCHOOLS.

*

SEEINZIEG

Gordon: NOW THAT HITLER

HAD SET UP HIS OWN REICH

RELIGION, IT WAS TIME TO GET

RID OF THE COMPETITION.

AND WHILE HIS PERSECUTION OF

THE JEWS WAS WELL-KNOWN, HIS

FINAL SOLUTION FOR

CHRISTIANS REMAINED A SECRET

FOR MORE THAN FOUR DECADES.

IN 2002, A JEWISH LAW

STUDENT UNCOVERED A REPORT

FROM THE NURENBURG TRIALS IN

THE 1940s.

IT WAS COMPILED BY MEMBERS

OF THE O.S.S., AN AMERICAN

SPY AGENCY IN WORLD WAR II.

THE REPORT WAS CALLED "THE

NAZI MASTER PLAN, THE

PERSECUTION OF THE CHRISTIAN

CHURCHES."

AND IT LAID OUT A

STEP-BY-STEP PLAN TO

DECHRISTIANIZE GERMANY.

TAKE OVER THE CHURCHES FROM

WITHIN, USING PARTY

SYMPATHIZERS.

DISCREDIT, JAIL, OR KILL

CHRISTIAN LEADERS.

REINDOCTRINATE THE

CONGREGANTS, AND GIVE THEM A

NEW FAITH IN GERMAN'S THIRD

REICH.

SO WHERE WERE GERMAN'S

CHRISTIANS IN ALL OF THIS?

MOST WERE TOO FRIGHTENED TO

PROTEST.

BUT A SMALL REMNANT OF

CHRISTIANS DID STAND UP

AGAINST THE REICH CHURCH.

A GROUP OF 3,00,000

PROTESTANTS, KNOWN AS THE

CONFESSING CHURCH, OPENLY

DEFIED HITLER AND PAID THE

PRICE.

ADOLPH HITLER SAID, "I'LL

MAKE THOSE DAMNED PEOPLE

FEEL THE POWER OF THE STATE

IN A WAY THEY'LL NEVER

BELIEVE POSSIBLE.

IF I EVER HAVE THE SLIGHTEST

SUSPICIOUS THEY'RE GETTING

DANGEROUS, I WILL SHOOT THE

LOT OF THEM."

Gordon: 700 PASTORS

FROM THE CONFESSING CHURCH

WERE ARRESTED, AND MANY WERE

MURDERED OR SENT TO

CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

THERE IS SUCH A THING AT

EVIL, AND THIS MAN IS EVIL.

HITLER HAS NO PERMANENT

LOYALTIES.

IF YOU CROSS HIM, YOU'LL

DIE.

Gordon: THE MOST

IMPORTANT ASPECT OF

CHRISTIANITY THAT HITLER

IGNORED WAS THE BELIEF THAT

JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF

GOD AND THE SAVIOR OF THE

WORLD.

THAT'S A ROLE HITLER

PREFERRED TO TAKE FOR

HIMSELF.

AND EVEN WHEN HE DID MENTION

JESUS, IT WASN'T THE JESUS

OF THE BIBLE.

FOR EXAMPLE, HE REFUSED TO

ADMIT THE FACT THAT JESUS

WAS JEWISH.

THEY DIDN'T TAKE NOTICE

OF JOHN 4, AND HE SAID, HOW

IS IT YOU ARE A JEW, AND

JESUS SAID, HANG ON, I'M A

GENTILE.

THEY GO BACK THROUGH DAVID

AND ABRAHAM, SO OBVIOUSLY

THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE THE

SCRIPTURES AND THEY MADE UP

THEIR OWN JESUS.

Gordon: THE JESUS

HITLER MADE UP WAS AN ARYAN,

WHOM HE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS

A NAZARENE, AND THE FIRST

GREAT EN NE O ENEMY OF

JEWS.

ADOLPH HITLER DENIED THE

DEITY OF CHRIST.

AND HE FORCED PEOPLE TO

WORSHIP HIM.

AND HE KILLED HUNDREDS OF

CHRISTIAN PASTORS, AND

HATCHED A DETAILED PLAN TO

DESTROY THE CHURCH.

IF ADOLPH HITLER WAS A

CHRISTIAN, AS MANY PEOPLE

SUGGEST, THEN HE WASN'T A

VERY GOOD ONE.

IF YOU'RE TRULY

REGENERATED BY THE HOLY

SPIRIT AND YOU'RE BORN

AGAIN, YOU'LL HAVE LOVE,

JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE,

GENEROSITY.

SO IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT LOVE,

YOU'RE NOT A CHRISTIAN.

Gordon: IN DOING THIS

SEGMENT, I WAS STRUCK HOW

EASY IT WAS FOR ADOLPH

HITLER TO FOOL AN ENTIRE

NATION.

TO FOOL A NATION OF

CHRISTIANS INTO BELIEVING

THAT HE WAS SOME GREAT

SAVIOR WHO WOULD LEAD THEM.

AND HE USED PROPAGANDA TO DO

THAT.

BUT HE ALSO USED FEAR OF

COMMUNISM, THAT HE WOULD BE

THE ONE WHO WOULD STAND UP

AGAINST GODLESS COMMUNISM

FOR ALL OF EUROPE.

THAT WAS THE BASIS FOR HIM

COMING TO POWER.

BUT KEEP IN MIND, 1 JOHN 3:

"WHOEVER DOES NOT LOVE, DOES

NOT KNOW GOD, BECAUSE GOD IS

LOVE."

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