Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(1906-1945)

Died aged c. 39

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 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 associated with the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, he was quickly 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 was collapsing.

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Commemorated on 4 plaques

Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945 Theologian and Pastor lived here 1933-1935

2 Manor Mount, Forest Hill, Lewisham, London, United Kingdom where they lived

In dieser Kirche predicte und konfirmierte 1932 der Widerstandskämpfer Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer Geb. 4.2.1906 Ermordet im KZ Flossenbrück am 9.4.1945

English translation:

Zionkirche, Berlin, Germany where they was (1932)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945 German Theologian, Christian martyr. Pastor, 1933-5, of St Paul's German Evangelical Reformed Church which stood on this site until 1941

?, Whitechapel, London, United Kingdom where they was

Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Pastor and Theologian Architect of the Bradford Declaration November 1933 Born Breslau 4 February 1906 Executed at Flossenbürg Concentration Camp 9 April 1945 Martyr in the anti-Nazi struggle

German Evangelical Church, 29, Great Horton Road, Bradford, United Kingdom where they worshipped