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Roman Catholic theologian Ronald Modras's "The Catholic Church and Antisemitism, Poland, 1933-1939" is a critical appraisal of the virulent anti-Semitism of the interwar Polish Church. Beginning in the 1890's, Roman Dmowski's National Democrats (Endecja) tapped into centuries-old popular anti-Semitism, blaming all of Poland's problems on it's Jewish citizens. Modras goes to great lengths to demonstrate that the anti-Semitism of the Polish Church was not unique but was in accordance with the viewpoint of the Vatican and other national churches at that time. The author provides a wealth of anti-Semitic articles from official Polish Catholic publications.

This book examines how, following Vatican policy, Polish church leaders resisted separation of church and state in the name of Catholic culture. Books related to The Catholic Church and Antisemitism. In that struggle, every assimilated Jew served as both a symbol and a potential agent of security. Antisemitism is no longer regarded as a legitimate political stance.

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Start by marking The Catholic Church and Antisemitism as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. There are many books describing the relationships between German Catholic leaders, the Vatican, and Hitler in the years before the Holocaust. This is the only work I know of that deals with the Polish Catholic hierarchy and press in that same period. the (alleged) Masonic-Jewish "alliance". the Protocols of the Elders and the myth of Jewish world domination. the Soviet Union and communist Jews. the impact of racial antisemitism in Germany on Poland.

Not least, Modras's book teaches a valuable lesson in its insistence on treating the Polish Church as an integral part of an.

Not least, Modras's book teaches a valuable lesson in its insistence on treating the Polish Church as an integral part of an international, avowedly universal institution, and in his finding that the attitudes of Polish Catholicism toward Jewish questions fell solidly within the Catholic mainstream of those times.

Antisemitism in Christianity is the hostility of Christian Churches, Christian groups, and by Christians in general to Judaism and the Jewish people

Antisemitism in Christianity is the hostility of Christian Churches, Christian groups, and by Christians in general to Judaism and the Jewish people. Christian rhetoric and antipathy towards Jews developed in the early years of Christianity and was reinforced by the belief that Jews had killed Christ and ever increasing anti-Jewish measures over the ensuing centuries.

Interwar Poland was home to more Jews than any other country in Europe. Its commonplace but simplistic identification with antisemitism was due largely to nationalist efforts to boycott Jewish business. That they failed was not for want of support by the Catholic clergy, for whom the ''Jewish question'' was more than economic.

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So antisemitism continues in the Church, and Bishop Baker’s pledge of vigilance is necessary.

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Interwar Poland was home to more Jews than any other country in Europe. Its commonplace but simplistic identification with antisemitism was due largely to nationalist efforts to boycott Jewish business. That they failed was not for want of support by the Catholic clergy, for whom the ''Jewish question'' was more than economic. The myth of a Masonic-Jewish alliance to subvert Christian culture first flourished in France but held considerable sway over Catholics in 1930s Poland as elsewhere. This book examines how, following Vatican policy, Polish church leaders resisted separation of church and state in the name of Catholic culture. In that struggle, every assimilated Jew served as both a symbol and a potential agent of security. Antisemitism is no longer regarded as a legitimate political stance. But in Europe, the United States, and the Middle East, the issues of religious culture, national identity, and minorities are with us still. This study of interwar Poland will shed light on dilemmas that still effect us today.

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Kajikus
Roman Catholic theologian Ronald Modras's "The Catholic Church and Antisemitism, Poland, 1933-1939" is a critical appraisal of the virulent anti-Semitism of the interwar Polish Church.

Beginning in the 1890's, Roman Dmowski's National Democrats (Endecja) tapped into centuries-old popular anti-Semitism, blaming all of Poland's problems on it's Jewish citizens. By the 1930's, Endekian thought was becoming increasingly institutionalized. Modras shows that the church was not a bystander to the growing intolerance but was a leading and enthusiastic proponent.

Modras goes to great lengths to demonstrate that the anti-Semitism of the Polish Church was not unique but was in accordance with the viewpoint of the Vatican and other national churches at that time. The author provides a wealth of anti-Semitic articles from official Polish Catholic publications. Most numerous are articles from Fr. Maksymilian Kolbe's rabidly anti-Semitic daily newspaper, Maly Dziennik.

"The Catholic Church and Antisemitism, Poland, 1933-1939" is an exceptional book and a thoughtful, Christian response to the ethno-nationalistic chauvinism still so prevelent in American Polonia today.

Some other very good books which discuss Polish Catholic anti-Semitism:

"Poland's Threatening Other: The Image of the Jew from 1880 to the Present" by Joanna B. Michlic

"Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland" by Jan T. Gross

"The Neighbors Respond: The Controversy over the Jedwabne Massacre in Poland" by Antony Polonsky

"Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz" by Jan Tomasz Gross

"Contested Memories: Poles and Jews during the Holocaust and Its Aftermath" by Joshua D. Zimmerman

"Secret City: The Hidden Jews of Warsaw, 1940-1945" by Gunnar S. Paulsson

"Shtetl" by Eva Hoffman

"Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust" by Michael C. Steinlauf

"Karski: How One Man Tried to Stop the Holocaust" by E. Thomas Wood

"My Brother's Keeper: Recent Polish Debates on the Holocaust" by Antony Polonsky

"Polish-Jewish Relations During the Second World War" by Emanuel Ringelblum

"On the Edge of Destruction: Jews of Poland Between the Two World Wars" by Celia Stopnicka Heller

"The Convent at Auschwitz" by Wladyslaw Bartoszewski

"Rethinking Poles and Jews: Troubled Past, Brighter Future" by Robert Cherry

"The Hidden Pope: The Untold Story of a Lifelong Friendship That Is Changing the Relationship Between Catholics and Jews - The Personal Journey of John Paul II and Jerzy Kluger" by Darcy O'Brien

"When Nationalism Began to Hate: Imagining Modern Politics in Nineteenth-Century Poland" by Brian Porter

"Faith and Fatherland: Catholicism, Modernity, and Poland" by Brian Porter

"The Populist Radical Right in Poland: The Patriots" by Rafal Pankowski

"Rome's Most Faithful Daughter: The Catholic Church and Independent Poland, 1914-1939" (Polish and Polish American Studies) by Neal Pease

"Traitors & True Poles: Narrating A Polish-American Identity, 1880-1939" (Polish and Polish American Studies) by Karen Majewski

"The Jews in Poland" by Chimen Abramsky

"Imaginary Neighbors: Mediating Polish-Jewish Relations after the Holocaust" by Dorota Glowacka

"Sinners on Trial: Jews and Sacrilege after the Reformation" by Magda Teter

"From Assimilation to Anti-Semitism: The Jewish Question in Poland, 1850-1914" by Theodore R. Weeks

"Antisemitism And Its Opponents In Modern Poland" by Robert Blobaum

"The Jews of Poland Between Two World Wars" by Yisrael Gutman

"Unequal Victims: Poles and Jews During World War Two" by Israel Gutman

"Economic Origins of Antisemitism: Poland and Its Jews in the Early Modern Period" by Hillel Levine

"Forced Out: The Fate of Polish Jewry in Communist Poland" by Arthur J. Wolak

"The Crosses of Auschwitz: Nationalism and Religion in Post-Communist Poland" by Geneviève Zubrzycki

"Memory Offended: The Auschwitz Convent Controversy" by John K. Roth

"In the Shadow of the Polish Eagle: The Poles, the Holocaust and Beyond" by Leo Cooper

"No Way Out: The Politics of Polish Jewry, 1935-1939" by Emanuel Melzer

"The Politics of Hate: Anti-Semitism, History, and the Holocaust in Modern Europe" by John Weiss
Prince Persie
Modras knows what he is doung. This is an excellent account of antisemitism in an important time and place. He levels serious criticism where appropriate, but the "good guys"--and there are a few--get some deserved credit. The best thing available on (especially Catholic) Poland on the evew of the Shoah.
Iriar
This is an excellent piece of very clear readable writing about a shameful period in human history. It shows how Christian anti Jewish teachings had, after 1700 of such inculcation created an environment where rounding up Jews for the crematoria was rendered very easy for Hitler's murderous armies.

The author, Modras is an honest theologian and practising Catholic. His honest history writing, brimming with direct cited quotations is an indictment of the Polish Catholic clergy.

The book is a cannot-put-down type of non reading, rarely encountered in non fiction.

It is a must read for anyone, like myself, whose parents were Poles born in the late 19th century.

AM, Melbourne
The Catholic Church and Antisemitism download epub
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Author: Ronald Modras
ISBN: 9058231291
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 3, 2000)
Pages: 448 pages