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Martin Niemöller
Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller
BirthplaceLippstadt, German Empire

Niemöller, Martin


Born Jan. 14, 1892, in Lippstadt. Public figure of the German Federal Republic, antifascist, participant in the Partisans of Peace movement, pastor of the Evangelical Church.

During World War I, Niemöller was a submarine officer. In 1919 he took up the study of theology in Münster. In 1924 he became a clergyman. In 1937, Niemöller was arrested for his opposition to Nazism. He was held in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp until 1941, when he was transferred to Dachau. He was later moved to the southern Tirol and remained there until he was liberated in 1945. From 1947 to 1964 he was the head of the Evangelical Church in Hessen and Nassau. From 1961 to 1968 he was one of the presidents of the World Council of Churches. He has visited the USSR a number of times. Since 1957 he has been president of the German Peace Society (War Resisters’ International). Since 1969, Niemöller has been a member of the Presidium of the World Peace Council. He was awarded the Joliot-Curie Gold Medal of Peace in 1965. In 1966 he received the Lenin Prize for Strengthening Peace Between Nations.

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But nor was it craven: Niemoller did not spend eight years in a concentration camp because he lacked principles.
Even discussions of Wiechert have devoted limited space to it, and then mainly in connection with the writer's subsequent stand in the Niemoller affair.
Daeth sylw Martin Niemoller i'r meddwl yn ystod y dyddie diwethaf: "Daethon nhw am y rhain, a wedes i ddim, daethon nhw am rai eraill a bum yn dawel.
On the basis of this fact, the German musicologist Klaus Niemoller has posited that the collection was probably intended to mark Chimarrhaeus's 60th birthday, and hence he believes that it was printed in 1602.
If you want to see this change, it doesn't matter what your beliefs, your party or your thoughts are: Keep these words from German priest Martin Niemoller -- who warned against the fascism taking over Germany -- in mind, and don't forget them:
King and Martin Niemoller mentioned, then we should not favor one religion over another.
In 1935, as the Nazis tightened their grip on Germany, Martin Niemoller asked Bonhoefferto take a small group of theological students and form an underground seminary for the Confessing Church.
6 -- Nearly 70 years ago, Pastor Martin Niemoller (1892-1984) wrote a poem about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group.
mind-set, made famous by a pastor named Martin Niemoller, who was vocal against Hitler, seems to have been stowed away in history's shoebox.
Some time ago in Feedback a subscriber listed the "Universal values" by Pastor Martin Niemoller, a concentration camp survivor.
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