Especially since the reunification of the two German states, it has been thought that not a few Germans feel as special again. You notice the fundamental behavior against migration, and the positioning of crosses wherever possible. This is only part of the religiosity, but seems to want to express a special traditional power structure.
Perhaps we have to think something different of the abuse of the Regensburger Domspatzen , in order not only to recognize individual cases but a system, perhaps even a perfidious system of german-traditional style.
Such a historical and political approach in thought could also prevent the historical and sociological investigation which the Diocese of Regensburg wanted to make long since the spring of 2017.
Time-critical environment of abuse cases
We are in the immediate period after the capitulation of the Nazi regime, in the early 1940s. For this period, abuse cases inside the Regensburger Domspatzen are officially reported.
These things, which were so disgusting to us, began also immediately after the Second World War.
They began at a time when Germany was largely destroyed, when millions of home displaced from the former East German regions immigrated to Germany.
They began, however, at the time within the Roman Catholic Church, when their priests were paid for by the state because of the so-called „Reichskonkordat,“ and, in contrast to the majority of the German population, they had to face almost no deprivation.
The Catholic clergy were doing well. It was perhaps even so good that such deviations could develop.
All other people were struggling to rebuild their existence. For the most part there was not even a daily warm meal.
The German population had not understood completely, but in large part understood that it was a mistake what was done in the Third Reich.
However, not everyone was of this opinion. As a few native expats – settling in the border country to the Czechoslovakia for years – still just thought to take over the old property again, not a few convinced National Socialists thought one could spread their thoughts still further.
The national socialists were always concerned about the creation of an elite group, just as the Germans should be the ruling class.
However elites are formed through elitist institutions, in an environment where the adolescent can be separated from the larger mass.
The sociocultural environment
After the Second World War, social policy was almost unchanged, especially in rural areas, which the nationalsocialists had conveyed to a receptive nation in only 12 years.
This has now been demonstrated in very extensive studies. Only the insignia of the Nazi regime were, of course, removed. In the heads haunted not only what led to the First World War, but also caused a much worse time of Nazi rule.
The first Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Konrad Adenauer also spoke of the fact that no one could just throw away dirty water if there was no fresh water.
In this way he meant the people who were burdened with Nazi ideas, but very quickly returned in their positions.
But the water could at least have been filtered.
However, the newly founded Federal Republic of Germany could rely mainly on the so-called „Grand Churches“, the Protestant and Catholic Church.
Not a few national socialists needed above all the help of the Roman Catholic Church to get rid of their sins during Nazi rule.
Prominent national socialists such as the camp doctor Mengele came to Argentina with the help of church leaders at that time.
In the diocese of Regensburg, there were bishops who prayed for a final victory during the Nazi regime.
With such bishops and appropriate staff – priests who did not adhere to the right thought – hardly could have endured – elite formation of the special kind could have been carried out at the Regensburger Domspatzen.