Bonhoeffer – Pastor, Pacifist , Nazi Resister


The life and beliefs of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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Year Produced: 2003
Running time: 90 minutes


Why did the German Church embrace Hitler and the Nazi party? And what was a good German, a deeply religious and pacifist man, to do about it? Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a young German theologian who offered one of the first clear voices of resistance to Adolf Hitler. He openly challenged his church to stand with the Jews in their time of need, and he eventually joined a plot to kill Hitler.

Extensive research in the US and Europe brings to life this amazing story of moral courage. Extraordinary archival footage is interwoven with interviews with friends, family and students of Bonhoeffer, with historians and theologians, and with the words of Bonhoeffer himself. A touching narrative on the nature of faith. Powerful and shocking. New York Times.