“I have been boiling mad for years over the ‘war crimes trials,’ which I think were despicable and contemptible, and smack more of ancient Rome’s barbarism than of a so-called civilized country. Our country’s hands are not free of blood and crime, in spite of our vaunted ‘democracy’ and ‘noble aspirations,’ etc., etc., ad nauseum. Not only were the ‘war crimes trials’ one of the blackest spots of our recent black (and Red) history, but the bombing of the only two Christian cities in Japan in August 1945 via the atom bomb calls to high heaven for retribution…

To say that the trial of Admiral Karl Doenitz is a ‘barefaced hypocrisy,’ as you state in your letter, is the understatement of all time. It is outrageous that a man serving his country in all honesty and patriotism should be considered a ‘criminal’ by a country which has its own share of criminals, and not honest and patriotic ones, either…”


Taylor Caldwell, American novelist from the book Doenitz at Nuremberg: A Re-Appraisal edited by H. K. Thompson, Jr. and Henry Strutz, 2nd edition, Torrance, CA: Institute for Historical Review, 1993.

Despite surviving over 250 years of persecution by the Japanese Imperial Government, the Japanese Christians of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were virtually wiped out in seconds by American Christians. Was it a Christian Holocaust?