Bernard Lichtenburg (Lichtenburg)( Roman Catholic priest, preacher)
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Biography Bernard Lichtenburg (Lichtenburg)
Lichtenburg, Bernard (Lichtenburg), (1875-1943), a Catholic priest, preacher. Born December 3, 1875 in Silesia. As ordained in 1899 dedicated. During the 1-st World War was an army chaplain. After the war he was a member of the Berlin city council of the Catholic party, the Center ". August 28, 1941, as rector of the Cathedral of SS. Hedwig in Berlin Lichtenburg sent an angry letter to the chief physician of the Reich, Dr. Leonardo Conti, protesting against the deliberate killing of large numbers of mentally ill. "I, . a man, . Christian, . preacher and a German, . demand from you, . both the chief physician of the Reich, . you to answer for crimes, . that were committed at your service and your knowledge, and which continue to cause vengeance of God in the hearts of the people germanskogo ",
. Copies of letters sent to the priest Reich Chancellery, Reich Minister and the Gestapo. It was a courageous, but in the Nazi regime a very dangerous act. Lichtenburg was arrested and sentenced to two years in jail. Shortly before the forthcoming release, he was sent to Dachau. Lichtenburg died in the camp on Nov. 3, 1943.