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13 January 1901 Birth of Josef Wölfel, patriotic Austrian pastor with Jewish mother #otdimjh

Josef Wölfel was born in 1901 in Güns (Hungarian “Köszeg”), a city that came to Hungary after the end of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, two kilometres from today’s Austrian border. After completing voluntary military service with the Hungarian army from July … Continue reading

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9 April 1945 Dietrich Bonhoeffer executed #otdimjh

9 April 1945 Execution of Dietrich Bonhoeffer for his resistance to Hitler and protection of Jews #otdimjh Who stands firm? Only the one for whom the final standard is not his reason, his principles, his conscience, his freedom, his virtue, but … Continue reading

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10 December 1968 Passing of Karl Barth, theological revisioner of the Church-Israel relationship #otdimjh

Karl Barth (May 10, 1886 – December 10, 1968) Karl Barth, an outstanding theologian of the 20th century, friend of the Jewish people, and explorer of the relationship between the Church and Israel in the Messiah, died on this day … Continue reading

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25 October 1933 Karl Barth challenges the German church “What does the church have to say about what is happening in the concentration camps? Or about the treatment of the Jews?” #otdimjh

Karl Barth, the greatest theologian since Thomas Aquinas, and the formative voice for Christian understanding of Jews and Judaism today, refused to take the oath of allegiance to Hitler, was forced to leave his teaching post in Germany, and flee … Continue reading

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31 May 1934 Barmen declaration calls German Church to Resist Hitler #otdimjh

The Barmen Declaration or The Theological Declaration of Barmen 1934 (Die Barmer Theologische Erklärung) was a document adopted by Christians in Nazi Germany who opposed the Deutsche Christen (German Christian) movement. In the view of the delegates to the Synod … Continue reading

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9 April 1945 Execution of Dietrich Bonhoeffer for his resistance to Hitler and protection of Jews #otdimjh

Who stands firm? Only the one for whom the final standard is not his reason, his principles, his conscience, his freedom, his virtue, but who is ready to sacrifice all these, when in faith and sole allegiance to God he … Continue reading

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#otdimjh 10 December 1968 death of Karl Barth, theologian of Messiah, Church and Israel

Karl Barth (May 10, 1886 – December 10, 1968) Karl Barth, an outstanding theologian of the 20th century, friend of the Jewish people, and explorer of the relationship between the Church and Israel in the Messiah, died on this day … Continue reading

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