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Posted on: April 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Greenville Community Church's link to a Pastor who died in a concentration camp

A fascinating story about a German Pastor who spent many hours in Edgemont and later died in a concentration camp for his resistance against the Nazi regime.

Today is Yom Hashoah, the day we remember the horrors of the Holocaust. This  past Sunday the Greenville Community Church sponsored a fascinating program about a Pastor with ties to Edgemont who died in a concentration camp.


It focuses on the German pastor and peace activist Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who died in a concentration camp in 1945 for his resistance against the Nazi regime. Almost 15 years before that, Bonhoeffer befriended a former congregant of Greenville Church during a visit to the U.S., and spent many pleasant hours walking in the woods where Edgemont High School is now located.


The program is titled “Remembering Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Force for Good” and feature dthree major speakers:


·        Dr. Gary Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, NYC

·        Dr. Mary Ellen Schmider, Professor of History, University of Maryland and former executive director of the Fulbright Association

·        Dr. Reggie L. Williams, professor of Christian Ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary and author of “Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance”


The program was introduced by David GillConsul General of the German Consulate in New York.


You’re welcome to share the archived livestream of the event: (330) Remembering Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Force for Good - YouTube


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