Krieg Against Christmas, 1944
December 11, 2006, 09:09 PM
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Or War on Weinacht—Tom Piatak pointed out five years ago that the Nazis tried to abolish Christmas, substituting something they called Julfest. Colby Cosh has a post pointing to evidence of that. Cosh, not a churchgoer himself, writes
From Calvin College's German Propaganda Archive, images from the Nazi Culture Department's Christmas book 1944. Those scholars who continue to insist that Nazism was essentially a Christian phenomenon will search in vain for non-pagan symbolism here, and whatever else might be said of the Christian faith, it cannot be accused of celebrating the "eternal victory of the strong over the weak."