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Dohnanyi, Hans von
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(Jan 1, 1902, Vienna – Apr 9/17, 1945, Sachsenhausen). The jurist Hans v. Dohnanyi's almost uninterrupted career at the Reich Ministry of Justice began in 1929. From 1934 to 1938, he served as head of its Bureau of Ministry. In this position of trust, he was able to furnish the Confessing Church with important information about the church policies of the National Socialists (National Socialism) through his brother-in-law D. Bonhoeffer. On Aug 8, 1938, just before the beginning of the war, leading opponents of Hitler in the military had him appointe…

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Strohm, Christoph, “Dohnanyi, Hans von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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