The Politics of Religion in Soviet-Occupied Germany: The Case of Berlin-Brandenburg 1945-1949

This book analyzes the relationship between Soviet military authorities, the East German Communists, and the leadership of the Protestant and Catholic Churches in the Soviet zone of Germany, especially its central province of Berlin-Brandenburg. It discusses how relations worsened between communist and church authorities as the Soviet zone was rebuilt as a German state on the Stalinist model from 1945 to 1949.