Nazi trials of hundreds of Catholic priests for sexual perversions in the 1930s?

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Nazi trials of hundreds of Catholic priests for sexual perversions in the 1930s?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 08 Jul 2019 12:19

In the mid 1930s the Nazis held hundreds of trials of Roman Catholic priests for various sexual perversions, notably paedophilia.

Given what we know now, it seems likely there may have been some factual basis to this.

However, has any study been done on this subject that separates the hard facts from the Nazi propaganda that went along with the trials?

Many thanks,

Sid.

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Re: Nazi trials of hundreds of Catholic priests for sexual perversions in the 1930s?

Post by ljadw » 08 Jul 2019 15:41

Very quickly Goebbels gave the order to stop the attacks, because the Church threatened to reply with counterattacks: the Nazis were hiding the private life of a lot of their leaders ,which was very wisely, and were afraid that these scandals would become public : the mistresses of Goebbels, Strasser,.......and paedophilia in the Hitlerjugend .

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Re: Nazi trials of hundreds of Catholic priests for sexual perversions in the 1930s?

Post by ljadw » 08 Jul 2019 15:57

243 people were condemned ( 1-2 year of prison ) and sanctioned by the church .
40 were acquitted .

There is a German text ( hundreds of pages, as one can expect ) available on the internet about the trials and the coordinated attacks by the regime .

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Re: Nazi trials of hundreds of Catholic priests for sexual perversions in the 1930s?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 09 Jul 2019 13:51

Hi ljadw,

Many thanks.

Could you put up the link to this site?

Cheers,

Sid.

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Re: Nazi trials of hundreds of Catholic priests for sexual perversions in the 1930s?

Post by ljadw » 09 Jul 2019 15:06

Die Sittlichkeitsprozesse gegen katholische Ordensangehörige und Priester 1936-1937 .

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Re: Nazi trials of hundreds of Catholic priests for sexual perversions in the 1930s?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 10 Jul 2019 13:52

Hi ljadw,

Many thanks. I shall trawl through the pdf of it at:

https://epub.ub.uni-muenchen.de/4650/1/4650.pdf

Cheers,

Sid.

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