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Bartov - Chapter 03

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Buy and Download Description The combination in Germany of racial theory with religion, beginning in the nineteenth century and blossoming during the early decades of the twentieth, led to the creation of Aryan Christianity, a phenomenon Saul Friedländer has called "redemptive antisemitism."1 Born, he writes, "from the fear of racial degeneration and the religious belief in redemption," it advocated Germany's liberation from the Jews and from the Jewish. An authentic Germany would be free of all Jewish accretions, those that had entered via modernity and those that had entered via Christianity. If the contemporary savior was Hitler, his mission was that of Christ. The redemption of Christianity itself was at stake, and could only be accomplished by purging Jesus of all Jewish associations and reconstructing him as he allegedly really was, an Aryan. The combination in Germany of racial theory with religion, beginning in the nineteenth century and blossoming during the early decades of the twentieth, led to the creation of Aryan Christianity, a phenomenon Saul Friedländer has called "rede
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