Gollwitzer was arrested in Berlin on July 19, 1937 and first brought to the police jail on Alexanderplatz and later to the jail on Lehrter Strasse. He was arrested for collecting donations (announcing an offering) for the Confessing Church at the vesper service on July 15, 1937. A number of other pastors were arrested along with him. Gollwitzer was released on August 19, 1937.
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