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August Friedrich Jäger (1887-1949) was a German official of the Nazi era.

In the Wartheland Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany, Jager served as administrative chief to the regional leader Arthur Greiser. Earlier, Jager had led the effort at Nazification of the Evangelical Church in Prussia.[1] In Poland, he earned the nickname "Kirchen-Jager" (Church-Hunter) for the vehemence of his hostility to the Catholic Church.[2] "By the end of 1941", wrote Richard J. Evans, "the Polish Catholic Church had been effectively outlawed in the Wartheland. It was more or less Germanized in the other occupied territories, despite an encyclical issued by the Pope as early as 27 October 1939 protesting against this persecution."[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Richard J. Evans; The Third Reich at War; Penguin Press New York; 2009; p.33-34
  2. Mark Mazower; Hitler's Empire - Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe; Penguin; 2008; ISBN 978-0-713-99681-4; p.92.
  3. Richard J. Evans; The Third Reich at War; Penguin Press New York; 2009; p.34

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