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Rothkirch, Eberhard von
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(Aug 2, 1852, Schottgau, near Breslau [Sadków, near Wrocław] – Dec 15, 1911, Berlin). Severely wounded at Sedan in 1870 (right leg amputated), the young former officer cadet served as a forestry official with the Berlin court chamber until 1896. In 1883 F. v. Schlümbach recruited him as president of the first German Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Berlin. He worked primarily as a pastor among young men and left his mark on the first generation of the YMCA in Germany. He was also closely associated with the Community movement through his long-time friend Cou…

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Knieling, Reiner, “Rothkirch, Eberhard von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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