I am reading a book about converts. And currently the story concerns Eva-Maria Jung. She is Protestant and German, and is toying with the Catholic Church. Her father disapproves. At one point the narrative reads:
"Angry and despairing of being able to control my actions in a large city like Berlin, my father decided to send me to a State boarding college in Westphalia. The school was thoroughly Nazi in its teaching and its training methods. The day started with a sort of Nazi service in the courtyard. In all kinds of weather we gathered in the open air before dawn. The flag was hoisted; we sang Deutschland uber Alles and Die Fahne hoch. A passage from Mein Kampf was read while we shivered in the cold....
" The end came, however, in an almost miraculous manner. Twice a week we underwent what was styled 'religious instruction.' We were taught that the great enemies of German were the Communists, the Jews, and the Catholic Church. Every time I tried to contradict, I was silenced immediately. But one day toward the end of the school year, a strange thing happened. After a moment of reflection, the instructor asked me to speak about the nature of Catholicism...".
Of course by the end of the chapter about her, she had joined the Church. But my question is, unless she is lying, she is saying that this apparently official Nazi school was anti-Catholic. How can that be, when there are proponents of the Nazis who say they are misunderstood and misrepresented and actually supported the Church, etc.? Are there explanations for this disconnect?