IHLENFELD, Kurt. b. Colmar, Alsace, 26 May 1901; d. Berlin, 25 August 1972. His family moved to Silesia at the outbreak of World War I in 1914, and he was at school at the Gymnasium at Bromberg (now Bydgoszcz, Poland). He then studied theology and art history at Halle and Greifswald. In 1923 he was awarded the Dr.phil. degree for a thesis on the medieval gravestones of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. He became a pastor in various parts of Silesia. During his time as pastor in Breslau (Wroclaw), Ihlenfeld was associated with the magazine Eckart, and he developed a close friendship with Jochen Klepper*, based on their opposition to National Socialism.
In 1945, when pastor of Pilgramsdorf (now...
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