LETTERHAUS Bernhard (Letterhaus)( The leader of the Catholic trade unions, members of the German resistance movement.)
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Biography LETTERHAUS Bernhard (Letterhaus)
Letterhaus, Bernhard (Letterhaus), (1894-1944), leader of the Catholic trade unions, members of the German Resistance movement. Born July 10, 1894 in the Rhineland. Participant 1 WWI. Was seriously wounded at the front, was awarded the Iron Cross I degree. During the Weimar Republic Letterhaus began to cooperate in trade union organizations of Catholic. In 1928 he became a member of the Prussian Landtag, the platform being severely criticized Hitler and his movement. After the Nazis came to power, Letterhaus was forced to go underground, where he conducted the work among the Catholics, calling for the overthrow of the Nazi regime. In the case of removal of Hitler Letterhausa candidacy was put forward in the transitional government. He was arrested after the failure of the July 1944 conspiracy and the sentence of the People's Tribunal, was hanged on Nov. 14, 1944.