Fritz Michael Gerlich


Married layman in the archdiocese of Munich-Freising, Germany. Converted from Protestantism to Catholicism in 1931. A journalist, historian and writer. Editor of the “Münchner Neueste Nachrichten” in the 1920s. Editor of the magazine “Illustrated Sunday” in 1930. Editor of “The Straight Away”. In these positions he served as a vocal critic of Hitler and the Nazis which led to his arrest in March 1933. his imprisonment without trial, and his eventual execution in the Dachau concentration camp. His Cause for Canonization as a martyr has opened.



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  • “Fritz Michael Gerlich“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 December 2017. Web. 11 August 2020. <>