Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg

photograph of Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg, date unknown, photographer unknownMemorial


Priest in the diocese of Berlin, Germany. He served in the Berlin Cathedral, and was well known in civic circles. An out-spoken critic of the Nazis and their anti-Semitism, Father Berhard organized protests outside the concentration camps, led public prayers for the Jews after the terrors of Krystallnacht, and filed formal complaints against the racist policies of the party. For these works he was imprisoned for two years. Upon his release he immediately resumed his ministry, both pastoral and social. He was arrested again, sentenced to the Dachau concentration camp, but died en route. Martyr.





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  • “Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 May 2020. Web. 24 January 2021. <>