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Hans Ehrenberg
(1883-1958)


Biographical

A Christian theologian and co-founder of the Confessing Church.[F76] Born a Jew, he converted to Christianity in 1909. He was professor of philosophy at Heidelberg, and a pastor in Bochum, 1924-37.[F6U] He was banned from preaching in Germany because of his anti-Nazi stance, and was later sent to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.[F76] He was rescued by Bishop George Bell of Chichester,[M23] and was able to leave Germany for England with his family in 1939.[F76] After returning to Germany, he was pastor in Bielefeld, 1947-57.[F76]

 

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