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Soldiers for Christ in Hitler’s Germany: The Salvation Army and the Nazi State

March 1, 2018 @
8:00 a.m.
- 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Speaker: Rebecca Carter-Chand (Visiting Assistant Professor, Strassler Center For Holocaust And Genocide Studies, Clark University)

In the 1930’s, the Salvation Army operated around the world. As in other countries, the German branch of this Protestant organization offered social services and a spiritual community for Germany’s urban poor and working classes, as well as large-scale humanitarian aid. How did this organization fare after the Nazi Party came to power? Carter-Chand will discuss why the Salvation Army aligned itself with the Nazi government and how it continued to operate during the war. She will situate the Salvation Army in the context of other German churches and sects, as well as recent scholarship on internationalism and the Volksgemeinschaft (people’s community).

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March 1, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.