Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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A photo of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Dietrich was a German pastor who was part of the German resistance and a conspiracy plot to get rid of Hitler and the Nazi regime. He was arrested for smuggling 7 Jews from Germany to Switzerland. When the July 20th plot to kill Hitler failed (in which he took part), he was sent to Buchenwald concentration camp in February 1945, then he was transported to Flossenburg concentration camp, then sadly executed by hanging on April 9, 1945.

He said "the ultimate question for a responsible man to ask is not how he is to extricate himself heroically from the affair, but how the coming generation shall continue to live."
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Feb 4, 1906 - Apr 9, 1945 1906 - 1945
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Ancient Faces
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When good people act: The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor and citizen.
Aug 18, 2017 · Reply
Kristi Fivek Davis
a German pastor and citizen
Aug 18, 2017 · Reply
Margo Evans
A photo of a hero
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Julie Hartley
For sure
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Gloria Holladay Harward
God bless him for his efforts..
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Nancy Thompson
We could be right there in time.
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Victoria Gus Michaels
Have heart and be brave.
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Leslie Tetaunt Beaird
I absolutely LOVE your page!!!!! I know so many are sad stories, but we must never forget....your photos and stories are amazing!!!!! Thank you!!!
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AncientFaces
Thank YOU, Leslie!
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Leslie Tetaunt Beaird
AncientFaces ❤️❤️
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Leslie Tetaunt Beaird
AncientFaces ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Aug 18, 2017 ·
Debra Young Liening
On a visit to Germany a few years ago, we visited Flossenburg, the forced labor camp where Bonhoffer was executed. Very sobering. A man of remarkable courage.
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Alyssa McIntosh
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I still admire his story even though I'm not German nor do I have German ancestry
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Daniel Pinna
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Love this story - thank you for sharing Alyssa!
Aug 19, 2017 · Reply
Jean White
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Bravery & courageously gave his life!
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Sandy Cardinali
Dietrich Bonhoffer was executed for plotting against Hitler, for having a Jewish brother in law, and for being homosexual. He was hung by a piano wire to increase his pain and his bodily reactions - much to the amusement of the Nazis. Never Forget his courage!
Aug 18, 2017 · Reply
Sheila Hansen Ruham
agree! never forget!
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Jennifer Kirby
Wonderful ❤️
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Helen Norvell
Thank you for trying!
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Charity Chain
WONDERFUL man. A hero of faith. I have all his books on my to-read! ♥️
Thank you for sharing about him!
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Guadalupe Cuenca Moreno
A Very good Men in this world .that reserved be remembered with love and honor .......
Aug 19, 2017 · Reply
Jill Johnson
A good man.
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Bella Carlstrom
God bless you!
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