Below is an alphabetical overview of all of the individuals and groups of the Christian resistance profiled in the exhibition.
Click on a name to access the biography view with various exhibition windows documenting a selected individual’s biography and resistance.
Hans Asmussen, witness of Altona’s Bloody Sunday in 1932, Confessing Church pastor and docent.
Swiss professor of theology who influenced the Confessing Church profoundly.
An Astute Opponent of National Socialism
English bishop and leading exponent of ecumenism, supporter of the Confessing Church.
Bodelschwingh, Friedrich von
Head of the Bethel institutions and opponent of "euthanasia".
Pastor, most prominent representative of the Confessing Church and member of the military resistance.
Breslau Synod of 1943, The
An important impetus to the church’s assumption of global responsibility.
Conservative opponent of National Socialism and attorney of the Confessing Church in Nassau.
Council for Church Affairs, NKFD
Theologians held prisoners of war who worked propagandistically for an end to the war and the fall of the Hitler regime
Ehrenberg, Hans Philipp
Hans Ehrenberg, foe of anti-Semitism and helper of victims of racial persecution.
Galen, Clemens August Graf von
Bishop of Münster, courageous opponent of the “euthanasia” program.
Jurist of the Confessing Church and conscientious objector.
Pastor’s wife and helper of persecuted Jews.
Pastor of the Confessing Church with contacts in the military resistance.
Champion of the full pastoral office for women, Social Democrat and opponent of Nazi racial ideology.
Pastor of the Confessing Church, criticized Jew-baiting and refused to take the oath to the "Führer".
Pastor, opponent of the Nazi's weltanschauung, condemned to death for undermining the war effort.
Kreisau Circle, The
The Kreisau Circle, an exceptional group of political and intellectual resistance, formed in early 1940.
Religion teacher, resigned from the Nazi Teachers’ Association , charged with “undermining the war effort”.
“Not even in death did Father Mayer fall …”
Metzger, Max Josef
Catholic priest, pacifist, ecumenist and social reformer. Executed in 1944.
Meusel, Margarete (Marga)
Social worker, champion of solidarity with racially persecuted Christians.
Moltke, Helmuth James Graf von
Jurist, presided with Yorck von Wartenburg over gatherings at the Kreisau estate discussing measures against the Nazi re
Mörike, Otto and Gertrud
Pastor and his wife, refused to participate in the 1938 “elections”, helped persecuted Jews.
Parsonage Chain, The
Group of pastors that hid Jews threatened with deportation and extermination.
Pechmann, Wilhelm Freiherr von
Banker, Layperson in Senior Church Posts and Critic of Regional Bishop Meiser
Advocate of the church’s solidarity with persecuted Jews.
Schneider, Paul Robert
Pastor of the Confessing Church, murdered in Buchenwald concentration camp.
Wehrmacht chaplain, active in the National Committee for Free Germany.
City vicar in Breslau, helped Christians of Jewish descent.
Pastor of the Confessing Church, Opponent of the Nazis, Critic der Bavarian Church Government
Stöffler, Johanna and Eugen
Pastor and wife, members of the Church-Theological Society in Württemberg, aided persecuted Jews.
Pastor of the Confessing Church, aided “non-Aryan” Christians.
Bishop of the Regional Church of Württemberg, opponent of Nazi church policy and euthanasia programs.