For Ludwig Mahnert, Nazi-Germany was the “Motherland of the Reformation”


Christian Life

Evert van Vlastuin,

Ludwig Mahnert had hoped that the German annexation of Austria in 1938 would lead to a Protestant revival. But it didn't. Photo Archiv Christuskirche Innsbruck

“The suffering time of the German-Austrian tribe is over", Ludwig Mahnert rejoiced. Mahnert served as a pastor in Innsbruck in 1938. He saw significant benefits in the "Anschluss" with Germany in March 1938.