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Berlin library launches appeal to save Bonhoeffer's papers

January 16, 2009

Trier, Germany (ENI). The Berlin State Library has launched an appeal for funds to save and digitalise thousands of letters and manuscripts that belonged to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, an anti-Nazi Protestant theologian who was executed shortly before the end of the Second World War. Bonhoeffer was a founder of the Confessing Church, along with Karl Barth, Martin Niemöller and others. It represented opposition to Adolf Hitler's incursions into church life in Germany during the Nazi-era.



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