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Kresta in the Afternoon – January 27, 2021

Kresta in the Afternoon – January 27, 2021

Talking about the Things That Matter Most

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4:20 – Conscience before Conformity: The White Rose Resistance to the Nazis

Much has been written and studied about the Holocaust. And, like other atrocities, we tend to focus on the crimes and the villains rather than the victims and heroes of the story. During the Nazi regime, citizens all over Europe worked to dismantle the party. Today, we look at the story of the German White Rose resistance and the life of Sophie Scholl. Paul Shrimpton joins us.

5:00 –Dachau’s Priest Barracks: A Holocaust Story You Probably Haven’t Heard

The most famous priest to be killed by the Nazis is probably Saint Maximilian Kolbe, who died in Auschwitz in 1941. But he was far from the only priest to be murdered. Three of the thirty barracks at the Dachau concentration camp were occupied by clergy, and of the 2,720 men imprisoned there, 2,579 were Catholics. More than a third of the men in the “priest block” died there. Fr Joseph Fessio joins us with their stories.

5:20 – The Vatican’s Secret War Against Hitler

January 27 is recognized as Holocaust Memorial Day. And on January 30, 1933 Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany. On both these dates, we should reflect on the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust and look back on what was done to resist it. Mark Riebling joins us with the story of Pius XII’s secret war against Hitler.