Priest in the diocese of Berlin, Germany. He served in the Berlin Cathedral, and was well known in civic circles. An out-spoken critic of the Nazis and their anti-Semitism, Father Berhard organized protests outside the concentration camps, led public prayers for the Jews after the terrors of Krystallnacht, and filed formal complaints against the racist policies of the party. For these works he was imprisoned for two years. Upon his release he immediately resumed his ministry, both pastoral and social. He was arrested again, sentenced to the Dachau concentration camp, but died en route. Martyr.
- martyred on 5 November 1943 in a cattle car at Hof, Germany while en route to the Dachau concentration camp
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10117 Berlin, GERMANY
- “Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg“. Saints.SQPN.com. 4 November 2014. Web. 23 November 2014. <>