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Fr. Bernhard Lichtenberg
|Priest and martyr|
|Born||3 December 1875
Ohlau, Prussian Silesia, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
|Died||5 November 1943
While being transported from Berlin to Dachau concentration camp, Germany
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church
|Beatified||23 June 1996, Germany, by Pope John Paul II|
|Major shrine||St. Hedwig's Cathedral,
Bernhard Lichtenberg ( 3 December 1875 – 5 November 1943) was a German Catholic priest who became known for repeatedly speaking out, after the rise of Adolf Hitler and during the Holocaust, against the persecution and deportation of the Jews. After serving a jail sentence, he died in the custody of the Gestapo on his way to Dachau concentration camp. Raul Hilberg wrote: "Thus a solitary figure had made his singular gesture. In the buzz of rumormongers and sensation seekers, Bernhard Lichtenberg fought almost alone."
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