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What Were the First and Second Reichs?

Updated: Jul 2, 2023

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What Were the First and Second Reichs?

"We've all heard of the third, but what were the first and second Reichs in German history? In this video, we explain that, and more." from video introduction

Third Reich, official Nazi designation for the regime in Germany from January 1933 to May 1945, as the presumed successor of the medieval and early modern Holy Roman Empire of 800 to 1806 (the First Reich) and the German Empire of 1871 to 1918 (the Second Reich).

The Nazis were deceitful and tried to placate and eventually dissolve religions such as Christianity.

As the Nazis took control of the church the priesthoods were to be replaced by orators. Church as in the Body of Christ was replaced by The German Religion — Deutsche Glaubensbewegung — (German Faith Movement): Three years after Adolf Hitler assumed the seat of power in Germany, in 1936 the National Reich Church was established, and in it only national orators of the Reich were allowed to speak. Reich Church Bishop Ludwig Müeller: “The National Reich Church demands an immediate stop to the printing and sale of the Bible in Germany. The National Reich Church will remove from the altars of all churches the Bible, the cross, and religious objects. Mercy is an un-German conception. The word mercy is one of the numerous terms of the Bible with which we can have nothing to do. On the altars there must be nothing but My Struggle (Mein Kampf), and to the left of this a sword.”

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