In the wake of the rise of Hitler’s National Socialist state a church struggle took over Germany. The “German Christians,” placed by Hitler, under the leadership of Ludwig Muller, fought to blend Christianity with nationalism and political oppression. Muller and the German Christians followed an ideology of Aryan superiority and taught that the Jewish people were sub- human. During the confusion throughout the Protestant church, theologians, pastors, and professors rose up based on their own theology to combat the German Christians. This movement was called the “Confessing Church” and at its peak consisted of about 3000 members. Though the German Christians brought opposition that consisted of political oppression and mass arrests, the Confessing Church fought to teach the Germans that Christ loves the Jewish people and that his word has taught that since before Luther and Hitler.
Willhite, David, "The Confessing Church" (2014). History Class Publications. 12.