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Arno Pötzsch

PÖTZSCH, Arno. b. Leipzig, 23 November 1900; d. Cuxhaven, 19 April 1956. He entered the teacher’s college at Bautzen in 1915. After an illness, he worked during the First World War in a grenade factory and served in the navy. After the end of the war he found refuge at Herrnhut, working as a teacher and studying from 1925 to 1927 at the seminary for mission, training as a social worker and finally beginning to study theology. While continuing his responsibilities and his work with young people, he completed his education at the school of theology of the University of Leipzig (1930-35). In 1935 he became priest at Wiederau, near Rochlitz (Saxony), and in 1938 a navy chaplain at Cuxhaven with...

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