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Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German: [ˈdiːtʁɪç ˈboːnhœfɐ]; 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, 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 became 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 April 9, 1945, as the Nazi regime collapsed, just two weeks before Allied forces liberated the camp, and three weeks before Hitler's suicide.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a minister of the Lutheran faith that was murdered by the government in Nazi Germany. Bonhoeffer was one of the few that had the faith to stand against Adolf Hitler and the pogroms. Bonhoeffer chose to return to Nazi Germany from the safety of the US knowing he faced certain death as an accused spy. An excellent biography is, "Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy" by Eric Metaxas. You can also find Bonhoeffer's own book: " The Cost of Discipleship" is an excellent look into his views and his desire to keep the German people free from the influence of the Nazi government.
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