[I’ll try Part II and see if it will take it]
Part II ---- Ref: Luther preaching against the Jews: Again, I DID provide the reference … see pages 34-35 of the link and compare the numbered 6-point plan to “deal with” the Jews published by Luther in his book “On The Jews and their Lies” ---- to the actualized Nazi plan of Kristallnacht… burn their synagogues, smash their homes and businesses, confiscate and burn their religious books, forbid their rabbis to teach, deny Jews legal protection … etc. etc. …it is an uncanny parallel, and one that has not gone unnoticed by historians.
I lived in Germany and speak German. I’ve been to the Documentation Center in Nuremberg which documents the rise of the Nazi party by the German people using print, newspapers, books, copies of orders, film, interviews, witness testimonies, etc. —they are all catalogued and presented in a chronological timeline and historical context. It is a fact the Nazis used Luther’s published works and sermons extensively in their anti-Jewish propaganda as well as his works on German nationalism – which was effective for them as Luther was so prominently ingrained in the German culture for about 400 years.
“The prevailing view among historians is that Luther’s anti-Jewish rhetoric contributed significantly to the development of antisemitism in Germany, and in the 1930’s and 1940’s provided an ideal foundation for the Nazi Party’s attacks on Jews.” - Johannes Wallmann, “The Reception of Luther’s Writings on the Jews from the Reformation to the End of the 19th Century”, Lutheran Quarterly, n.s. 1 (Spring 1987) 1: 72-97
Below are 2 more sources/links:
https://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/timeline/nazifica.htm [Ref Links in 1938 Section to Kristallnacht]
And I’d like to point out that the reference and link I provided has a publishing date of 1884 … well in advance of WWII and Hitler… so that author could not have known how the Nazis would use Luther’s words, yet in this booklet he still recognized the danger of preaching and publishing such vehemently harsh words (which apparently Luther did not recognize that fact). I’m not aware of anti-Jewish books like “On The Jews and Their Lies” with similar titles/views being published and widely distributed by catholic churchmen of Luther’s time, but am interested to investigate further if you point them out.
The times, dates, titles, publications, other parties involved etc. are all named and noted in the initial link I provided. If you believe that context is tainted … point out the error … find another source … show me… I’m open to see more.
Those ARE Luther’s words, that IS what he said/did … and I think it is prudent to take him at his word and respect the history. … “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it” – George Santayana