Maximilian Kolbe
Maximilian Maria Kolbe, O.F.M. Conv. (Polish: Maksymilian Maria Kolbe [maksɨˌmiljan ˌmarja ˈkɔlbɛ]; 8 January 1894 – 14 August 1941) was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, who volunteered to die in...
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20 July plot
The 20 July plot refers to the attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Führer of the Third Reich, inside his Wolf's Lair field headquarters near Rastenburg, East Prussia, on 20 July 1944. The primary pur...
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Brigate Fiamme Verdi
The Brigate Fiamme Verdi (Green Flame Brigade) was an Italian Partisan Resistance Group, of predominantly Roman Catholic orientation, which operated in Italy during World War Two. The armed Italian ...
Assisi Network
The Assisi Network was an underground network established by Catholic clergy during the Nazi Occupation of Italy which protected Jewish people from the Nazis. The churches, monasteries and convents of...
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Laurentius Siemer
Laurentius Siemer (born "Josef Siemer" in 1888, died 1956) was a Dominican priest, and Provincial of the Dominican Province of Teutonia, Germany during the Nazi period. A significant figure in Catholi...
Raoul Șorban
Raoul Șorban (September 4, 1912 - July 19, 2006) was a Romanian painter, journalist, writer, essayist, art historian, academic, and memoirist.
His father, the composer Guilelm Șorban, descended fr...
Jules-Géraud Saliège
Jules-Géraud Saliège (February 24, 1870—November 5, 1956) was a French Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Toulouse from 1928 until his death, and was a significant...
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Johannes Prassek
The Blessed Johannes Prassek (13 August 1911 – 10 November 1943) was a German Catholic priest, and one of the Lübeck martyrs, guillotined for opposing the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler in 1943. Pr...
Giuseppe Girotti
Blessed Giuseppe Girotti, O.P. (19 July 1905 - 1 April 1945), was born in Alba, Cuneo, Kingdom of Italy.A Dominican priest, he was an opponent of the Italian Fascist Government of Benito Mussolini, an...
Tadeusz Pankiewicz
Tadeusz Pankiewicz (November 21, 1908 in Sambor – November 5, 1993 buried in Kraków), was a Polish Roman Catholic pharmacist, operating in the Kraków Ghetto during the Nazi German occupation of ...
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Nazi euthanasia and the Catholic Church
During the Second World War, the Roman Catholic Church protested against Action T4, the Nazi involuntary euthanasia programme under which the mentally ill, physically deformed, and incurably sick wer...
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Giuseppe Marcone
Giuseppe Marcone (1882-1952), born S. Pietro-in-fine, Italy, was a Benedictine Abbott. He was ordained in 1906 and appointed Abbot of Montevergine, Italy in 1918. He served an Apostolic Visitor to Cr...
Alicja Kotowska
Alicja Jadwiga Kotowska (Born November 20, 1899 in Warsaw – died November 11, 1939 near Piaśnica Wielka) was a Polish nun, head of the Resurrectionist convent in Wejherowo between 1934 and 1939, and a...
Giuseppe Burzio
Giuseppe Burzio (1901-1966), born Cambiano, Italy, was a Vatican diplomat and Roman Catholic Archbishop.Ordained in 1924, he later served as the Holy See's Apostolic Delegate to Bratislava during Wor...
Priest Barracks of Dachau Concentration Camp
The Priest Barracks of Dachau Concentration (in German Pfarrerblock, or Priesterblock) incarcerated clergy who had opposed the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler. From December 1940, Berlin ordered the trans...
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Fritz Gerlich
Carl Albert Fritz (Michael) Gerlich (15 February 1883 – 30 June 1934) was a German journalist and historian, and one of the main journalistic resistors of Adolf Hitler. He was arrested and later kille...
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Maurice Bavaud
Maurice Bavaud (January 15, 1916 in Neuchâtel - May 14, 1941 in Berlin-Plötzensee) was a Roman Catholic Swiss citizen who in 1938 attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Bavaud was a Catholic theo...
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Otto Neururer
Blessed Otto Neururer (25 March 1881 - 30 May 1940) was an Austrian Roman Catholic priest and martyr. He was the first priest to die in a Nazi Concentration Camp and was beatified by Pope John Paul II...
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Pavol Jantausch
Pavol Jantausch (27 June 1870- 29 June 1947) was a Czechoslovakian priest and Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. During the Second World War he protested the antisemitic policies of the Nazi aligned...
Adalbert Probst
Adalbert Probst (1900 - 1934) was a Catholic Youth leader in Germany during Nazi period. He was killed during Hitler's 1934 Night of the Long Knives purge. Probst was national director of the Catholic...
Gabriel Piguet
Monsignor Gabriel Piguet (born 24 Feb 1887 at Mâcon, died 3 July 1952 at Clermont-Ferrand) was the Roman Catholic Bishop of Clermont-Ferrand, France. Involved in Catholic resistance to Nazism, he wa...
German Catholics’ Peace Association
The German Catholics’ Peace Association (Friedensbund Deutscher Katholiken) was a Catholic peace association founded in Weimar Germany in 1919 by Fr. Max Josef Metzger, a Roman Catholic priest.Metzger...
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Giuseppe Placido Nicolini
Monsignor Giuseppe Placido Maria Nicolini O.S.B. (1877-1973), born Villazzano, Italy, was the Roman Catholic Bishop of Assisi from 1928-1973. Prior to serving as Bishop, he was ordained as a Benedicti...
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Friedrich Erxleben
Fr. Friedrich Erxleben SJ was a Jesuit Priest and member of the "Solf Circle" German Resistance group. The purpose of the Solf Circle was to seek out humanitarian ways of countering the Nazi regime. I...
Marianna Biernacka
Marianna Biernacka, née Czokało (1888 – 13 July 1943) was a Roman Catholic citizen of Poland, and a victim of Nazi Germany in the Second World War. She is one of the beatified 108 Martyrs of Wor...
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Czesław Miłosz
Czesław Miłosz ([ˈt͡ʂɛswafˈmiwɔʂ]; 30 June 1911 – 14 August 2004) was a Polish poet, prose writer, translator and diplomat. His World War II-era sequence, The World, is a collection of twenty naive po...
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Lothar König
Lothar König (1906-1946) was a German Jesuit priest and member of the Kreisau Circle of the German Resistance during the Nazi period. Though multi-denominational, the Kreisau group's opposition to the...
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