By Peter F. Wiener. New edition, with foreword by Frank R. Zindler.
Written during World War II as a "Win the Peace Pamphlet," this little book shocked England and America by its documentation of the close agreement in "principles" between the Catholic Adolf Hitler and the founder of the Lutheran Church. A professor of the German and French languages, the author delved into the never-translated writings of Martin Luther to show just how abominable Luther's thoughts were. Even though the author was restrained by British prudery from using gutter-English equivalents of Luther's gutter-German vocabulary, the vileness of Luther's writing is never in doubt. Wiener was able to demonstrate beyond cavil that Hitler's duplicities, deceptions, anti-Semitism, and violent nature can all find parallels in Luther's life and writings.
Reprinted in an American edition in 1985 by Gustav Broukal Press (the original name of American Atheist Press), the book has long been out of print and there have been many requests for it to be reprinted. In bringing out this new edition, American Atheist Press editor Frank R. Zindler has taken the opportunity to write a foreword detailing Hitler's Roman Catholicism on the one hand and Martin Luther's dependence upon the Bible for his repugnant views on the other.
There is great need for this book today, when the myth of Luther the Liberator propagates without dispute and the lie of Hitler the Atheist is told and retold. Atheists especially need to read this book and use the information in it in their daily dealings with religionists who think that religion is good and Atheism is evil.
Paperback. 128 pp.