Antoni Julian Nowowiejski
Antoni Julian Nowowiejski (11 February 1858 - 28 May 1941) was a Polish bishop of Płock (1908–1941), titular archbishop of Silyum, first secretary of Polish Episcopal Conference (1918–1919), honorary ...
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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...
Franciszek Rogaczewski
Franciszek Rogaczewski (23 December 1892 – 11 January 1940) was a Polish Catholic priest who was arrested by the Nazis and killed at Stutthof concentration camp. He is considered a martyr, and was bea...
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Nikolaus Gross
Nikolaus Gross (German:Groß) (30 September 1898 – 23 January 1945) was a German resistance fighter and labor union leader in the time of the Third Reich who was later beatified by Pope John Paul II at...
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Blessed Martyrs of Nowogródek
The Blessed Martyrs of Nowogródek, also known as the Eleven Nuns of Nowogródek or Sister Stella and Companions were a group of Roman Catholic nuns from the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth kille...
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Józef Achilles Puchała
Józef Achilles Puchała (born 18 March 1911 in Kosina - died 19 July 1943 in Borowikowszczyzna) – Polish Franciscan monk from the Iwieniec (Ivyanets) monastery, tortured and killed by the Nazis during...
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Titus Brandsma
Titus Brandsma, O.Carm., was a Dutch Carmelite friar, Catholic priest and professor of philosophy. Brandsma was vehemently opposed to Nazi ideology and spoke out against it many times before the Secon...
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Eduard Müller (martyr)
The Blessed Eduard Müller ( 20 August 1911 – 10 November 1943 ) was a German Catholic priest and martyr. He was guillotined in a Hamburg prison by the Nazi authorities in November 1943, along wit...
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Stefan Wincenty Frelichowski
Blessed Stefan Wincenty Frelichowski (22 January 1913 in Chełmża – 23 February 1945 in Dachau) was a Polish priest and Scout, and is the patron of Polish Scouts. He joined Scouting on 21 March 1927. F...
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Maria Restituta
Sister Maria Restituta (1 May 1894, Husovice, Austria-Hungary (now part of Brno, Czech Republic) – 30 March 1943, Vienna, Austria) was a nun, nurse, who was martyred at the hands of the then national-...
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Rupert Mayer
Rupert Mayer (23 January 1876 – 1 November 1945) was a German, Jesuit priest and a leading figure of the Catholic resistance to Nazism in Munich. In 1987 he was beatified by Pope John Paul II.
Rup...
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Karl Leisner
The Blessed Karl Leisner (28 February 1915, Rees – 12 August 1945, Planegg, Germany) was a Roman Catholic priest interned in the Dachau concentration camp. He died of tuberculosis shortly after ...
Hermann Lange
The Blessed Hermann Lange (16. April 1912 – 10 November 1943) was a Roman Catholic priest and martyr of the Nazi period in Germany. He was guillotined in a Hamburg prison by the Nazi authorities ...
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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Catholic resistance to Nazi Germany
Catholic resistance to Nazism was a component of German resistance to Nazism and resistance in other regions under Nazi domination. Following the Nazi takeover, the Church hierarchy attempted to coope...
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Franciszek Gajowniczek
Franciszek Gajowniczek (November 15, 1901 – March 13, 1995) was a Polish army sergeant whose life was saved by priest St. Maximilian Kolbe, who volunteered to die in his place. Gajowniczek had been s...
Alojzy Liguda
Blessed Aloysius Liguda (January 23, 1898 – December 8, 1942), was a priest and is venerated as a blessed martyr by the Society Of The Divine Word Missionaries.
Born as Alojzy Liguda, he was...
Gerhard Hirschfelder
The Blessed Gerhard Hirschfelder (17 February 1907 - 1 August 1942), was born in Gladz, Germany and died in Dachau Concentration camp. Gerhard Hirschfeld was German Catholic priest and martyr, beatif...
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Sára Salkaházi
Blessed Sára Salkaházi, S.S.S. (Magyar, Salkaházi Sára, Kassa, May 11, 1899 - Budapest, December 27, 1944), born as Schalkház Sára, was a Hungarian Roman Catholic religious sister who saved the lives ...
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Edith Stein
Edith Stein, also known as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, OCD (German: Teresia Benedicta vom Kreuz, Latin: Teresia Benedicta a Cruce) (12 October 1891 – 9 August 1942), was a German Jewish...
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108 Martyrs of World War II
The 108 Martyrs of World War II, known also as the 108 Blessed Polish Martyrs (Polish: 108 błogosławionych męczenników), were Roman Catholics from Poland killed during World War II by Nazi Germany...
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Bernhard Lichtenberg
The Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg (3 December 1875 – 5 November 1943) was a German Roman Catholic priest and theologian, who died while in the custody of forces of the Third Reich. He has been awarded ...
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Franz Jägerstätter
Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, O.F.S., (in English also spelt Jaegerstaetter) (20 May 1907 — 9 August 1943) (born as Franz Huber) was an Austrian conscientious objector during World War II. Jägerstätter ...
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Georg Häfner
Joseph Georg Simon Häfner (19 October 1900, Würzburg - 20 August 1942, Dachau Concentration Camp) was a German Roman Catholic priest and martyr from the Diocese of Würzburg. On 15 May 2011 he was beat...
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Grzegorz Bolesław Frąckowiak
Fray Grzegorz (Gregory) Bolesław Frąckowiak (July 18, 1911 – May 5, 1943) was a Society of the Divine Word martyr. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 13 June 1999 as one of the 108 Polish ...
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Józef Cyrek
Józef Cyrek (born 13 September 1904 in Bysina; d. 2 September 1940 at Auschwitz) was a Polish writer and Roman Catholic clergyman, member of the Society of Jesus involved in the religious publishing i...
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Clemens August Graf von Galen
The Blessed Clemens August Graf von Galen (March 16, 1878 – March 22, 1946) was a German count, Bishop of Münster, and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was a German nationalist and aristocrat...
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Józef Cebula
Blessed Józef Cebula (23 March 1902 – 9 May 1941) was a Polish priest of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI).Born on 23 March 1902 into a modest family, he suffered tuberculosis as a youth...
Jakob Gapp
Blessed Jakob Gapp (born in Wattens on 26 July 1897; died 13 August 1943) was a Marianist priest who fled the Nazis, He was later abducted by Gestapo agents pretending to be Jews fleeing Nazism and de...
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