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The four Lübeck Martyrs

On the 10th of November 1943 four clergymen, the Lutheran Pastor Karl Friedrich Stellbrink and the Catholic priests Hermann Lange, Eduard Müller and Johannes Prassek were executed in the Hamburg Prison Holstenglacis. They took a firm stand in public and among the parishioners entrusted to their care against the crimes of the Nazi regime. In witnessing with their lives and by dying they conquered the seperating devide of denominations and became shining examples of real ecumenism. On the 25th of June 2011 the Catholic chaplains were beatified, the revering commemoration applies for all four.

On this website you can read the portraits of the four chaplains, their farewell letters, detailed information to the process of beatification, texts, sermons and resources for further information.