What was the main religion in Germany before the World War 2?
Christianity - Evangelical (Protestant) and Roman Catholic, very
roughly in the ratio 9:10. with about 50% Protestants and 45% Roman
There were very few Jews in Germany before WW2, at most 1% of
the population. They were a tiny group, but visible because they
tended to live in the larger cities, and played an important role
in German cultural life, despite their insignificant numbers.
The southern areas of Germany and the Rhineland were mainly
Roman Catholic, but most Northern Germans considered themselves
Lutherans. The percentage of Catholics in Germany increased greatly
after the 1938 Anschluss, when the nation of Austria merged with
Germany, creating 'Greater Germany'. Austria was overwhelming
Catholic which created problems for some Prussian Protestant German