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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Last Priest Survivor of Nazi Prison Camp Dies Aged 102

 

Fr Scheipers, imprisoned in Dachau, was viewed by the Nazis as a 'fanatical proponent of the Catholic Church'


Fr Hermann Scheipers, the last surviving priest who was imprisoned in the notorious Dachau prison camp, has died in his home town of Ochtrup, Germany, at the age of 102.

He was arrested in October 1940 by German authorities because of his staunch Catholicism and taken to Dachau, near Munich, five months later. The camp held a large number of priests.

Fr Scheipers was sympathetic with Polish forced labourers, celebrating Mass with them and hearing their confessions prior to being taken into custody, reported KNA, the German Catholic news agency.

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