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Martin Niemöller Collection

 Collection — othertype: CDG-B
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Germany-Niemoller, Martin


Collection includes a two-page draft by Niemöller (in German) of a statement on world peace written for the second Conference of European Churches in Nyborg, Denmark, on October 7, 1960; the document is accompanied by a written statement of Richard K. Ullmann, Secretary in charge of the Conference which verifies it to have been written in Niemöller's hand. The collection also includes an undated mimeographed address by Niemöller to the World Assembly of Peace, and an undated statement "How I Became a Pacifist" as told by Niemöller to the Wellington, New Zealand Fellowship of Reconciliation. Collection also includes printed articles and news clippings by and about Niemöller.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1960-

Language of Material

Materials are in German and English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Martin Niemöller; prominent Lutheran pastor who, although at first a supporter of Hitler, became his outspoken public foe; Niemöller spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps, despite his ardent German nationalism. By the mid-1950s, Niemöller had become a pacifist. He worked with a number of international groups, including the World Council of Churches, for international peace and nuclear disarmament.


0.08 linear ft. (1 folder.)

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