Grüber, Heinrich

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Grüber, Heinrich Gender: M
born on 24 June 1891 at 21:15 (= 9:15 PM )
Place Stolberg (Nordrhein-Westf.), Germany, 50n46, 6e13
Timezone LMT m6e13 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 02°59' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 07°59 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 20°17'

Heinrich Grüber
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German Protestant theologian , opponent of National Socialism and pacifist .

After studying theology in Bonn, Berlin and Ultrecht, before becoming a social worker and later the director of a home for retarded boys.

A strong opponent of Adolf Hitler he joined up with Martin Niemöller and Dietrich Bonhoffer in the Confessional Church in an attempt to resist the racial policies in Nazi Germany. This included the establishment of an organisation in Berlin that helped to arrange the emigration of Jews threaten with being sent to concentration camps.

In December, 1940, Gruber was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp before being transferred to Dachau.

Gruber was released in 1943 and after the Second World War he became Dean of St Mary's Church in Berlin. Gruber became a peace-activist and was a strong advocate of nuclear disarmament. He also argued that the German people had a collective guilt for the crimes committed in Nazi Germany.

Gruber was a witness at the trial of Adolf Eichmann in 1961 and continued to stress the moral obligation of Germany to the Jewish people. Heinrich Gruber died of a heart attack on 29 November 1975.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes B.R.


  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Preached against Nazis)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western
  • Notable : Famous : Other Famous (peace-activist)