Anti-Bolshevik Accord Fails
The Berlin correspondent of The Times notes that the influence of the more thoroughgoing, or " Radical," wing of the Nazi Party has been gradually increasing since the Nuremburg Rally.
The increasing influence is to be noted not only in politics and economics, but also in the revival of what very nearly approaches a religion of ancestor worship.
The same correspondent notes also that the much-talked of compromise with the Roman Catholics on a common anti-Bolshevist ground has come to nothing.
In two messages given below, our own German correspondent throws further light on the situation.
From Our German Correspondent.
In Search of a German God
Send a mark to General Ludendorff and you will get a diploma testifying that you have adopted the " Faith of the German God." That " faith " has a magazine with the romantic name " On the Holy Spring of German Force " and with a circulation of over 65,000. For many years, Herr Hans Kurth was the editor.
After a personal conflict with Ludendorff, he left the " German God " and joined another neo-pagan sect, the " German Faith Movement." The result was that Herr Kurth became editor of the antiChristian weekly paper "Der Durchbruch." He has recently lost that job owing to a conflict with the leaders of the German Faith Movement. What else could he do but start a new German religion and a new paper as its official organ? The new sect is called Deutschglaubige Bewegung.
Mass of Sects
The Germanic religions inspired by the National-Socialist race ideology have become so munerous and splits and amalgamations are so frequent that a specialist study is necessary to find one's way through. There are two or three dozen newspapers and magazines in their service, fighting in the most vehement form against Christianity and against each other.
Catholics. The First Bolsheviks
In one of its last issues the Durchhruch published an article by Alfred Miller under the title " Roman Christian Bolshevism " which is from the beginning to the end a furious attack on the Church.
"The Roman Church," it says," was the first Bolshevist Power in history."
Some of the official papers of the Nazi party must be considered as equally antiChristian and neo-pagan as the organs of the Teutonic sects, in the first place Das Sehwarze Korps, Die Hitler-Jugena, der SA-Mann. Wine und Macht and Nationalsozialistische Monatshefte.