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By Paul Tillich

Paul Tillich, one of many maximum Protestant theologians of contemporary occasions, wrote multiple hundred radio addresses that have been braodcast into Nazi Germany from March 1942 via might 1944. The proclaims have been passionate and political--urging Germans to acknowledge the horror of Hitler and to reject a morally and spiritually bankrupt govt. Laregly unknown within the usa, the announces were translated into English for the 1st time, and nearly 1/2 them are awarded during this e-book.

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It is the question of the so-called war criminals and their punishment. In the last weeks, the governments of the occupied lands in London and Washington have vigorously demanded that after the collapse of Germany, those who have worked as tools of an indescribable reign of terror in the occupied territories, and who are intensifying the terrors week in and week out, should be called to account. The Russian government has demanded the same for those who are active as slave drivers toward the inhabitants of conquered parts of Russia.

After three years of attack, the defensive phase has begun. What are you defending? Do you want to defend your subjection, the subjection of the conquered? Do you want to defend your misfortune, the misfortune of many nations? Do you want to defend your tyrants and the exploiters and oppressors of hundreds of millions? That is the question this big change in the Gem1an strategy puts to every German. 14. POWER POLITICS OCTOBER 13, 1942 MY GERMAN FRIENDS! One thing has clearly emerged from the speeches of the German leaders in the last weeks: Germany is pushed to limits beyond which it cannot expand its power.

A politically dependent or, at the very least, largely subordinate Germany would be the best not only for Europe and the rest of the world but also for the Germans themselves. Others do not believe that this is the right path. They are of the opinion, and I think they are in the right, that even thinking and writing are turned topsy-turvy when they are undertaken without the possibility of political development and without the earnestness of political responsibility. A thought that, from the beginning, must forever surrender being carried over into reality is dreaming.

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