Posts Tagged ‘Dachau’

Last Catholic priest to survive Dachau camp dies Comments 0

Friday, June 17th, 2016

The last surviving Catholic priest imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp has died at the age of 102. Fr Hermann Scheipers, who died on June 2 in Ochtrup, Germany, lived for more than 70 years after surviving a Nazi death march. He spent more than four years at Dachau after being arrested in 1940, reportedly Read more

Call to remember priests who died at Dachau Comments 0

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Poland’s Catholic Church has called for a fitting tribute to hundreds of its priests who died in the Nazi concentration camp of Dachau. Commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau, near Munich, in 1945 run from April 30 to May 3. A spokesman for the Polish bishops, Msgr Józef Kloch, said Dachau Read more

Priest who was Nazi concentration camp victim is beatified Comments 0

Friday, May 9th, 2014

A Dominican friar killed at the Dachau concentration camp in 1945, after he was arrested for helping Jews, has been beatified. Blessed Giuseppe Girotti, OP, was beatified in Alba, Italy, the day before the canonisations of St John Paul II and St John XXIII. In 1995, Israel’s Yad Vashem holocaust memorial declared him “righteous among Read more