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Heinrich Vogel

VOGEL, Heinrich. b. Pröttlin, Kreis Prignitz, 9 April 1902; d. Berlin, 26 December 1989. He was educated at the Gymnasium of the Grey Cloister in Berlin, and then at the Universities of Berlin and Jena. He became a priest at Oderburg and then at Dobbrikow, near Potsdam. During the 1930s he was a courageous member of the ‘Bekennenden Kirche’, the confessing church, in opposition to the ‘Deutschen Christen’ and their accommodation with National Socialism. He taught in an underground school run by the confessing church, and in 1941 he was imprisoned and forbidden to write. Released at the end of the Second World War, he became Professor of Systematic Theology, first in a college in Berlin...

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