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Hans Buttersack’s name had still not been recorded in the January 1948 list of the Confessing Church’s “martyrs”. This was rectified however at his son’s request and with the approval of the church government of Hesse and Nassau. In 1949, Bernhard Heinrich Forck added Buttersack to the list of Protestant martyrs.

A commemorative plaque in Buttersack’s memory has been in the crypt of the cathedral in Brandenburg an der Havel since 1953. Other of the Confessing Church’s witnesses to the faith and he have been commemorated in St. Catharine’s Church in Frankfurt’ since 1954 with a bronze plaque with the Bible verse Hebrews 13:7: Consider the outcome of their life, and imitate their faith. A hall in the fellowship hall of the Bergkirche in Wiesbaden also bears his name.

A street in the Klarenthal neighborhood was named after Hans Buttersack in 1967. Other streets in the neighborhood are likewise named after opponents of National Socialism and Jewish victims of the Nazi regime. Steles with biographies, including Buttersack’s, were erected across from the former Gestapo headquarters on Paulinenstrasse in 2006 in remembrance of the Nazi’s victims from Wiesbaden. The first volume of the “Dokumentation zum Kirchenkampf in Hessen und Nassau” from 1974 is dedicated to the memory of Hans Buttersack.

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