Bernhard Lichtenberg

Religious Leader

Birthday December 3, 1875

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Germany

DEATH DATE Nov 5, 1943 (67)

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German priest who was killed by the Nazis for openly protesting their persecution of Jews and the mentally ill.

Before Fame

He studied theology in Innsbruck, Austria and was ordained a priest in 1899.


He was awarded the title of Righteous among the Nations, an honorific used by the State of Israel to describe non-Jews who risked their lives during the Holocaust to save Jews from extermination.

Family Life

He was the oldest of five children.

Associated With

He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1996.