the priest block in Dachau - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Djuli
    • 08.07.10 | 10:32 (IDT)

    In fact priest had even their own 'priest block' in Dachau. There were German, Austrian and more than any others Polish priests. The Nazis made especially a whitch hunt on Polish Priests, since they had a lot of influence and were withstanding the Nazis. They were almost completley eleminated by the Nazis. In fact the catholic church did manage to make reliefs to their conditions of living, something the Protestants and others did not have. The catholics recieved a bit more food, which was directly payed by the Vatican. Later many of them lost these privileges again, which were not liked by the SS. Altogether there were more than 2.700 priests in Dachau and 1.034 of them died there. When Dachau was freed in 1945, there were 1.040 priests, most of them catholic.

    from the article: 'Pope Pius XII saved thousands of Jews'
    First published 16:04 07.07.10 | Last updated 16:04 07.07.10
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