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Martin Niemöller, (1892-1984) was a First World War naval hero and Berlin pastor who became a leader of the Christian opposition to the Nazis. He was imprisoned in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp from 1937-1941 at Hitler's pleasure and moved to Dachau in 1941 where he remained until 1945. After the 20th of July assassination attempt against Hitler in 1944 he was sentenced to death, but was liberated by the Allies before the sentence was carried out. Later he became the President of the Evangelical Church in Hessen and Nassau and was the President of the World Council of Churches from 1961-1968. He was the author of many books including From the U-Boat to the Pulpit (1934).

 

 

 

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