Reich, was first used in Das Dritte Reich, a 1923 book by Arthur Moeller van den Bruck. During the first five years of Soviet power, the Bolsheviks executed 28 Russian Orthodox bishops and over 1,200 Russian Orthodox priests. 215 Smaller groups included Roman Catholics, Jews, Buddhists, and a variety of Protestant denominations (especially Baptists and Lutherans ). Environmentalism Main article: Animal welfare in Nazi Germany Nazi society had elements supportive of animal rights and many people were fond of zoos and wildlife. Thus Jews and other non-Aryans were stripped of their German citizenship. This was especially true of universities located in predominantly Catholic regions. (October 2018) Legacy See also: Nostalgia for the Soviet Union This section is empty. Retrieved Forced Conversion under Atheistic Regimes: It might be added that the most modern example of forced "conversions" came not from any theocratic state, but from a professedly atheist government that of the Soviet Union under the Communists. University of California at Berkeley.