RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR LRC 40/2
Extent93 ff.
TitleGermany: General situation
Date24 Jan-13 Nov 1936
DescriptionPapers and correspondence concerning the freedom of the German church and the development of the split within the church, and concerning the Church of England's position in relation to the 'German Christians', the church in Austria, and the Jewish population.

Includes a letter from Birger Forell to Canon Douglas, enclosing three documents about the German situation, including a sermon 'What we mean by the Confessional Church' by Martin Niemoeller, 'Holy is the Blood!' published by the Reich Youth Section of the National Socialist Party, and an address 'The Fight regarding our heritage' by a Hitler Youth Staff Officer, Berlin, 13-14 Oct 1936 (ff. 1-20); correspondence concerning contact with Pastor Forell of the Swedish Church in Berlin, 17 Nov 1936 (ff. 21-25); 'Memorandum of the Diocesan Court of the Archbishopric of Munich and Freising regarding the struggle against the Catholic Confessional Schools in Munich, in connection with the School Registration for the year 1936-37', 14 Nov 1936 (ff. 26-33); correspondence concerning the proposed visit of Bishop Dietrich, including letters from Edward Woods - Bishop of Croydon, Canon Douglas, Alan C. Don, Arthur Headlam, Bishop of Gloucester, George Bell - Bishop of Chichester, 6 Oct-2 Nov 1936 (ff. 34-48); translated extracts from documents circulated for information by the Provincial Directorate of the German 'Confessional' Church and case studies outlining examples of repression, includes information about the exclusion of 'non-Aryan' children from public schools, penalising of a Confessional pastor, theological students in Labour Service groups, the training of officers for the D.A.F. (German Labour Front), the interference of the State in religious instruction, holiday camps and the views of the Reich on cultural matters (ff. 49-63); correspondence between Rev Dr A.J. Macdonald and Bishop D. Heckel, with enclosed report on the work of the Church Committee issued by Dr Zoeller's department and a booklet 'Die Kirchenausschusse und die Junge Kirche', 20 Jun-18 Jul 1936 (ff. 64-71); letter from William Temple, Archbishop of York proposing changes to the conclusion of CFR 95, 22 Apr 1936 (ff. 72); letter to Douglas with an enclosed translation of an article on the Confessional Church Synod at Oeynhausen, 29 Feb-1 Mar 1936 (ff. 73-77); correspondence concerning Lord Hugh Cecil's Memorial on Germany to be presented to the German Ambassador, 30 Jan-28 Mar 1936 (ff. 78-82); report of the interview between Bishop Marahrens and Mr J.W.W. Weigall, 17 Jan 1936 (ff. 83-87); correspondence and papers from Heckel, including a summary in English of the document outlining the task of the Church Committees under the Constitution of the German Evangelical Church, 24-25 Jan 1936 (ff. 88-93).
LanguageEnglish and German

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