Henry Gerecke, Minister To Nazis During Nuremberg Trials, Examined By Tim Townsend In New Book

Henry Gerecke, Minister To Nazis During Nuremberg Trials

Aug 24, 2014 · Henry Gerecke, Minister To Nazis During Nuremberg Trials, Examined By Tim Townsend In New Book Religion News Service Religion News Service (RNS) He was a minister to monsters.

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Sent to Nuremberg, Gerecke was asked to minister to the twenty-one imprisoned Nazi leaders awaiting trial for crimes against humanity. MISSION AT NUREMBERG is an incisive new history of the Nuremberg trials as well as a nuanced reflection on the nature of morality and sin, …

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God at Nuremberg: How an American pastor came to comfort Nazis

WASHINGTON (RNS)—Henry Gerecke was a minister to monsters. That’s what Tim Townsend writes about an unassuming Lutheran pastor from Missouri who shepherded six of the most notorious Nazis to the gallows in Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis.

Book chronicles St. Louis Army chaplain’s ministry to

During the initial weeks of the Nuremberg trials, Henry Gerecke offered Sunday services the Nazis, using a small chapel fashioned by knocking down a wall between two cells.

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He was a minister to monsters. That’s what Tim Townsend writes of Henry Gerecke, the unassuming Lutheran pastor from Missouri who shepherded six of the most notorious Nazis to the gallows in

How an American pastor ministered to Nazis at Nuremberg

(RNS) He was a minister to monsters. That’s what Tim Townsend writes of Henry Gerecke, the Lutheran pastor from Missouri who shepherded six of the most notorious Nazis to the gallows in Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis.

Spiritual counselor to the Nazis? ‘Mission at Nuremberg

The title seems almost ludicrous, and yet that is the role Henry Gerecke filled when he became Army chaplain to the Nazi leadership during the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials.

How an American pastor came to comfort Nazis

In saying yes, Gerecke played one of the most puzzling and under-examined roles in what Townsend calls “the judicial improvisation we now call the Nuremberg trials.” …

God at Nuremberg: How an American pastor came to comfort

Tim Townsend’s 400-page “Mission at Nuremberg” details an American Army chaplain’s mission to save the souls of Nazis imprisoned following the end of World War II.

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To flesh out his story, Townsend visited the LCMS affiliated Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, where he came across an exhibit on Lutheran chaplains that showcased a letter «signed by all 21 of the Nazi defendants at the Nuremberg trials.» «They had written to the main character of my book, Henry Gerecke.

Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the

Mission at Nuremberg by Tim Townsend is in part a biography of Chaplain Henry Gerecke and in part a history of World War II and Nuremberg; it even includes a mini-history of the chaplaincy. Be prepared for conflicting emotions throughout the story.

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Tim Townsend talked about his book, Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis, in which he reports on U.S. Army chaplain Henry Gerecke and his assignment following

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Apr 22, 2014 · Tim Townsend, former religion reporter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports on U.S. Army chaplain Henry Gerecke and his assignment following World War II to minister to the Nazi …

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The Chaplain at Nuremberg. A new book, Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis, by Tim Townsend (HarperCollins), sheds light on Henry Gerecke’s life and his service before, during, and after the Nuremberg trials. The National Archives holds numerous record series related to the Nuremberg War Crimes