Metropolitan of the German and Berlin ROCOR Mark (Arndt), who was born in 1941 in Nazi Germany, believes that the Ukrainian authorities treat the Church worse than Hitler did in his time. The bishop stated this in an interview with pravoslavie.ru.
Answering the question whether it is possible to draw parallels between the persecution of Christians under Hitler and the current situation in Ukraine, he said: “Unfortunately, it is impossible. Hitler did not go as far as the Ukrainian authorities do. He tried to create a “church” that would depend on him and his government or be under their absolute control, but he did not particularly succeed. Even Protestants and Catholics who operated under the Hitler regime were not persecuted in one way or another.”