Martyrs: Saviors of Honor

This week at services in Bonn and West Berlin, Julius Cardinal Döpfner of Munich and other German Christian leaders mark the 20th anniversary of the July 1944 plot against Hitler, which involved so many devout Christians that it has become the symbol of the Ehrenretter, the lay and clerical martyrs who tried to save the honor of Christianity in those dark years. Two of the martyrs appear on a new series of stamps issued by the Federal Republic, but there were many more—at least 112 Catholic priests and 22 Protestant...

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