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Few Roman Catholics, or others, in our day are familiar with the R.C. church's "Index of Forbidden Books", but throughout the years between 1559 and 1966 some version of that church's "Sacred Congregation of the Roman Inquisition" maintained and publicized some version of "The Index of Forbidden Books", an official catalog of books that faithful Catholics were warned not to acquire or read. The number and titles varied with the times. In the eighteen hundreds, for example, there were 1,359 "dangerous works" on the list.

        The following is an excerpt from the editorials about Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" (which means "My Struggle")."As Hitler's power increased, pressure was put on all party members to buy the book.  Gradually this pressure was extended to all elements of the German population.  Soon Mein Kampf was even being passed out to newlywed couples as a gift.  Ironically, and frighteningly, by the time Hitler came to power on January 30, 1933, what has been considered by many to be the most satanic book ever written was running neck and neck with the Bible at the top of the German bestseller lists." The poster promoting it in 1938 boasted of 4 million copies in circulation, in a country of about 60 million inhabitants.
        You would think, wouldn't you that such a book would be a prime candidate for placement on "the Index"!
        But neither Pope Pius XI or XII, any of the top brass in the Vatican, nor the R.C. hierarchy, who had the power to take that very significant action, do so!

Adolf  Hitler's 
"Mein Kampf"

The parts of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf that interest me are

        1) the ones that relate to his Catholic upbring
        2) the ones which illustrate the way he would use his experiences as a Catholic to influence the 98% of Germany's population who identified themselves at the time as either "Catholic" or "other Christian".

        I have therefore incorporated many of those passages into my web page on Hitler's Faith. Be sure to check out those passages on that extensive and insightful website.

Here is a very interesting article about the 2016 republication of this book in Germany, with cautionary annotations:

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