the clash of both Nazi and Soviet leadership w/ catholic, protestant, and orthodox ecclesiastical factions
The whole "state as church" thread common to those two regimes is a fascinating topic. Unsurprising they clashed with established faiths.
Indeed. While browsing the uni catalog for that book about financiers and the regime, I stumbled across this:
_Nazism, 1919-1945 : a documentary reader_
four volumes, contents:
v. 1. The rise to power, 1919-1934 -- v. 2. State, economy, and society, 1933-1939 -- v. 3. Foreign policy, war and racial extermination -- v. 4. The German home front on World War II.
This is a set I haven't seen before, I guess I've found some more reading to do next month!!
Ok, well, ... Cheers!!