The “Radio Priest” and the Nazis

Father Coughlin, a Catholic clergyman known as the “radio priest” in the United States, had an audience of tens of millions in the 1930s and 1940s although it dwindled as the war went on. The good father spent much of his air time attacking the Jews and the Roosevelt Administration. In November 1938 he broadcast,

Nazism was conceived as a political defense mechanism against Jewish Communism and was ushered into existence as a result of the same.

Several years later, Father Coughlin gave a speech in New York City and during that speech he gave the stiff armed Nazi salute and bellowed,

When we get through with the Jews in America, they’ll think the treatment they received in Germany was nothing.

(Source: American Swastika: The Shocking Story of Nazi Collaborators in Our Midst from 1933 to the Present Day by Charles Higham and FatherCoughlin.org)

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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