At the National Review Online, Jonah Goldberg writes about how Hitler's politics degraded historic Christianity in the country, forbidding prayer in schools and public displays of the nativity, replacing it with his own worship. Goldberg shares a Hitler youth song that was taught to the children and sang around the campfires.
We are the happy Hitler Youth;
We have no need for Christian virtue;
For Adolf Hitler is our intercessor
And our redeemer.
No priest, no evil one
Can keep us
From feeling like Hitler’s children.
No Christ do we follow, but Horst Wessel!
Away with incense and holy water pots.
Meanwhile, the orphans were given new lyrics to “Silent Night”:
Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright,
Only the Chancellor steadfast in fight,
Watches o’er Germany.