April 9 1945 – Dietrich Bonhoeffer is Hanged at Flossenburg

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April 9 1945 – Dietrich Bonhoeffer is Hanged at Flossenburg4 (80%) 1 vote Among the reams of history written during World War II, few people could be said to provide a more intriguing character study than Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Hanged at the Flossenburg concentration camp on April 9, 1945, the former Lutheran theologian and committed pacifist was executed for his role in the plot to kill Adolph Hitler. Bonhoeffer’s road to the gallows that day is unlikely as they come. Growing up, he could not help but understand the value of an education: his father was a successful professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Berlin and his mother […]