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Clemens August Graf von Galen (1878 – 1946)


Bishop of Münster from 1933 until his death in 1946.
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Clemens August Graf von Galen
I encouraged them, each who was able, to serve the Fatherland...I have done this [volunteered] because I believe I must be a good example for my community.
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And now go and serve your fatherland.
von Galen
It is just not true that, in the summer of 1933, when the name Galen was announced as the new Bishop, the whole diocese broke out in rejoicing...Nor is it the case that Galen was immediately recognized as being a great opponent of the despotic regime. On the contrary,the pugnacious pastor of St Lambert's was regarded, to put it bluntly, as a Nazi.




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