by Juergen K. Tossmann
April 9-26, 2015
On April 9th, 1945 German pastor and world famous theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, was hanged at Flossenburg concentration camp by the Nazi's. On April 23, the 2nd U.S Cavalry liberated the camp. In this historical fiction, the final days of Bonhoeffer are explored. The surprise encounter at plays end promises to have you thinking long after the lights go down.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazidissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity's role in the secular world have become widely influential, and his book The Cost of Discipleship became a modern classic.
Apart from his theological writings, Bonhoeffer was known for his staunch resistance to the Nazi dictatorship, including vocal opposition to Hitler's euthanasia program and genocidal persecution of the Jews. He was arrested in April 1943 by the Gestapo and imprisoned at Tegel prison for one and a half years. Later he was transferred to a Nazi concentration camp. After being allegedly associated with the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, he was briefly tried, along with other accused plotters, including former members of the Abwehr (the German Military Intelligence Office), and then executed by hanging on 9 April 1945 as the Nazi regime collapsed, just two weeks before Allied forces liberated the camp and three weeks before Hitler's suicide.
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