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LETT.POLI.1938.8".NIEM

Martin Niemöller: Exile in the Fatherland, Martin Niemöller’s Letters from Moabit Prison

Edited by Hubert G. Locke, Translated from German by Ernst Kaemke, Kathy Elias, and Jacklyn Wilferd, William B Eerdmans Publishing Company, Michigan, 1986 (1975, German)

* 1892, Lippstadt, Germany, † 1984, Wiesbaden, Germany

Charge: Malicious and Provocative Criticism of the Ministers of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment
Prison: Alt-Moabit, Berlin, Germany (Map)

These letters were written over a period of eight months by a man who was a political prisoner - Adolf Hitler's personal prisoner - jailed for having organised the first serious public opposition to Hitler's leadership as chancellor of the German Third Reich. Arrested by the gestapo on July 1, 1937, he was held for eight months at the prison of Moabit, subsequently placed - on Hitler's direct orders - in solitary confinement in the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, and, in 1941, transferred to Dachau where he remained until the end of the war.

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