Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg

[Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg]Memorial

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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.

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  • if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Bernhard, contact
       Erzbischöfliches Ordinariat Berlin
       Niederwallstr. 8-9
       10117 Berlin, GERMANY

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg“. Saints.SQPN.com. 30 April 2014. Web. 25 July 2014. <>