Himmler vs. Hitler on Christianity

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There has been a broad discussion over the decades regarding what exactly were the differences in stance regarding Christianity between the most readily identified personalities of the Third Reich: Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler. Both Hitler and Himmler were raised as devout Roman Catholics. However, there is strong evidence to suggest Hitler never quite totally cast aside his Christian faith in favor of replacing Christianity as did Himmler.

In Albert Speer’s book Inside the Third Reich, the author quotes Hitler’s feelings about Himmler’s neo-heathenism:

What nonsense! Here we have at last reached an age that has left all that mysticism behind it, and now he wants to start that all over again. We might just as well have stayed with the church. . . . Himmler has made another speech calling Charlemagne the “butcher” of the Saxons. Killing all those Saxons was not a historical crime, as Himmler…

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