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Bishop von GalenGerman Catholicism and National Socialism$
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Beth A. Griech-Polelle

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092233

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092233.001.0001

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Von Galen's Early Life

Von Galen's Early Life

(p.9) Chapter One Von Galen's Early Life
Bishop von Galen

Beth A. Griech-Polelle

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses von Galen and his attitude with regards to Adolf Hitler's regime. It starts with the way that von Galen conceptualized the ideal German state and citizen, as well as the relationship of the church to both the citizen and state. This chapter shows that von Galen's conceptualizations of these topics were strongly influenced by the beliefs of his father. Von Galen's education and the time he spent during the Berlin Years are also covered.

Keywords:   ideal state, citizen, church, Adolf Hitler, education, Berlin Years

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