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Kloppenburg, Heinz
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(May 10, 1903, Elsfleth, Wesermarsch – Feb 18, 1986, Bremen) studied theology from 1925 (principally in Marburg). Kloppenburg became pastor in Rüstringen in 1932, chairman of the Pastors Emergency League and leading member of the Confessing Church in Oldenburg (1937–1945), and a member of the Synod of Barmen in 1934 (The Barmen Declaration: I). Removed from office on Dec 1, 1937, Kloppenburg became liaison person for the Confessing Church after rehabilitation. A member of the High Consistory in Oldenburg from 1945, Kloppenburg acte…

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Ruddies, Hartmut, “Kloppenburg, Heinz”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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