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Müller, Ludwig
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(Jun 23, 1883, Gütersloh – Jul 31, 1945, Berlin). From 1926 to 1933 Müller was an army chaplain in Königsberg. Through his good personal relations with Adolf Hitler, in 1933 he obtained the highest offices in the German Evangelical Church: he became regional bishop of Old Prussia, then bishop of the Reich. His dictatorial politics, conducted in the spirit of the Deutsche Christen (German Christians), aimed at bringing the regional churches and church associations “into line” with the state church (National Socialism: I). Müller's personal an…

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Nicolaisen, Carsten, “Müller, Ludwig”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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