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Paul Tillich, one of many maximum Protestant theologians of recent instances, wrote a couple of hundred radio addresses that have been braodcast into Nazi Germany from March 1942 via could 1944. The announces have been passionate and political--urging Germans to acknowledge the horror of Hitler and to reject a morally and spiritually bankrupt executive. Laregly unknown within the usa, the proclaims were translated into English for the 1st time, and nearly half them are provided during this booklet.

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24 Technology, as a scientific leader said of allegedly mechanized America, is ambiguous: it creates tools of construction and destruction to the same perfection. It is neutral toward good and evil. But science is not permitted to remain neutral toward good and evil. It must place itself in the service of the good. Much harm could have been avoided if the intellectual leaders of the different nations would have learned the lesson from the First World War that the mind must serve the good life, and it must not be left to its own devices.

The crimes of this war against the conquered are the continuation of the crimes against the Germans in the years before the war. The same system that has created the one has created the other. Because of that, everything in this war is so different from the last one. The first land that was conquered in this war was Germany. And countless are the victims of this conquest: hundreds of thousands of refugees; hundreds of thousands of people who have died in concentration camps or prisons or who have been broken in body and soul; hundreds of thousands whose existence, even apart from the war, is destroyed, their consciousness of being human beings taken away, the sparks of hope that make life possible stolen from them.

Even those who perceived the disarming as a fortunate thing for Germany, as the liberation of Germany and Europe from an intolerable burden, were struck at the time by the moralistic condemnation of these paragraphs. It is easy for National Socialist propaganda to awaken the memory of these matters and to use them for the production of hatred and desperate battle goals. What can the German Opposition do to oppose the use of the statements of the Allied nations about the punishment of war criminals in this manner?

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