By Kapp L. Johnson
Retired pastor living in Seeley Lake 

Who am I?



January 27, 2022

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Kapp L. Johnson Retired pastor living in Seeley Lake

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor in Nazi Germany, was a staunch critic of Hitler and a resistor of Hitler's euthanasia program and genocidal persecution of the Jews. In April 1943, he was arrested by the Gestapo and imprisoned at Tegel prison in Berlin for a year and a half. He was then transferred to the Flossenburg concentration camp.

On April 4, 1945, the diaries of Admiral William Canaris, head of the Abwehr, were discovered. In a rage after reading them, Hitler ordered that the Abwehr conspirators be executed. Bonhoeffer's name was in the diaries.

At Flossenburg, Bonhoeffer wa...

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