Dietrich Bonhoeffer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was an important Lutheran pastor from Germany who was killed by the Nazis during World War II. He is known partly for his belief that killing Adolf Hitler was a moral act. He disagreed with the general anti-semitism and so created a theological college. Eventually he became part of an attempt to assassinate Hitler, but was arrested and executed, just seven days before Hitler killed himself.