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Then they came for me : Martin Niemöller, the pastor who defied the Nazis / Matthew D. Hockenos.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield B-Niemoller (Text) 78292000374934 Adult New Book Collection Checked out 02/02/2019
Whiting PL - Whiting 284.1092 N555 (Text) 51735011915393 Adult department Checked out 01/24/2019

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  • ISBN: 9780465097869
  • ISBN: 0465097863
  • Physical Description: ix, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2018.

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With God for king and fatherland (1892-1914) -- Serving the Kaiser on the high seas (1914-1918) -- From u-boat to pulpit (1918-1933) -- Trusting God and Hitler (1933) -- Fighting pastor (1934-1937) -- Hitler's personal prisoner (1937-1945) -- Guilt, repentance, renewal (1945-1946) -- Barnstorming America (1946-1947) -- Swords to plowshares (1947-1956) -- Ambassador of God (1956-1984).
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First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out--because I was not a Communist..." Few today recognize the name Martin Niemöller, though many know his famous confession. In Then They Came for Me , Matthew Hockenos traces Niemöller's evolution from a Nazi supporter to a determined opponent of Hitler, revealing him to be a more complicated figure than previously understood. Born into a traditionalist Prussian family, Niemöller welcomed Hitler's rise to power as an opportunity for national rebirth. Yet when the regime attempted to seize control of the Protestant Church, he helped lead the opposition and was soon arrested. After spending the war in concentration camps, Niemöller emerged a controversial figure: to his supporters he was a modern Luther, while his critics, including President Harry Truman, saw him as an unrepentant nationalist.
Subject: Niemöller, Martin, 1892-1984.
Bekennende Kirche.
Lutheran Church > Germany > Clergy > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious.
HISTORY / Europe / Germany.
HISTORY / Holocaust.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
RELIGION / Christianity / Protestant.
Genre: Biographies.

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