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Germany in WW2

How many Christians served in the German army world war 2?

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October 03, 2007 5:50AM

THERE ARE NO CONCRETE NUMBERS BUT ASSUMING THAT HALF OF THE COUNTRY IS PROTESTANT AND THE OTHER HALF CATHOLIC ITS A GOOD BET THAT OVER 90% OF THE WEHRMACHT WERE CHRISTIAN. IF YOU WERE A DEVOUT NAZI YOU WERE EITHER IN THE WAFFEN SS OR THE GESTAPO. THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE REGULAR ARMY WERE LIKE SOLDIERS IN THE ALLIED ARMIES-YOUNG AND PATRIOTIC BUT NOT VERY POLITICAL! THOSE IN THE OFFICER CORP ESPECIALLY MID-RANK WERE NAZI SYMPATHIZERS FOR THE MOST PART BUT NOT THE GENERAL STAFF.