FROM THE MOUTH OF HITLER...
"What a happy inspiration, to have kept the clergy out of the
Party! On the 2ist March 1933, at Potsdam, the question was
raised: with the Church, or without the Church? I conquered
the State despite the malediction pronounced on us by both
creeds. On that day, we went directly to the tomb of the kings
whilst the others were visiting religious Services. Supposing that
at that period I'd made a pact with the Churches, I'd today
be sharing the lot of the Duce. By nature the Duce is a free-
thinker, but he decided to choose the path of concessions. For
my part, in his place I'd have taken the path of revolution.
I'd have entered the Vatican and thrown everybody out --
reserving the right to apologize later: 'Excuse me, it was a
mistake.' But the result would have been, they'd have been
December 13, 1941
Hitler's Table Talks