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Friedrich Erxleben

Friedrich Erxleben

German priest
Friedrich Erxleben
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Intro German priest
Was Priest Resistance fighter
From Germany
Type Activism Military Religion
Gender male
Birth 29 January 1883, Koblenz, Germany
Death 9 February 1955, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (aged 72 years)
Star sign Aquarius
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Biography

Father Friedrich Erxleben, SJ (27 January 1883, Koblenz – 9 February 1955, Linz am Rhein) was a Jesuit priest and member of the "Solf Circle" German Resistance group.

The purpose of the Solf Circle was to seek out humanitarian ways of countering the Nazi regime. It met at either Frau Solf or Elizabeth von Thadden's home. Von Thadden was a Christian educational reformer and Red Cross worker. The activities of "Frau Solf Tea Party" were discovered by Himmler and most of the group were executed.

Erxleben, along with fellow Jesuit, Augustin Rösch, was among the resistance survivors who narrowly escaped execution in the dying days of the war by convincing the governor of the Lehrter Strasse prison that they should be set free by telling the governor that he was likely to be executed by the Red Army if he did not release them. The governor relented on 25 April 1945.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 16 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.arenberg-info.de/htm/Erxleben.htm
https://d-nb.info/gnd/130274984
https://viaf.org/viaf/72495273
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