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(Wichern Association), founded in 1908 by Martin Hennig, for the purpose of reviving the Christian faith among the population alienated from the church, primarily by distributing Bibles in missionary work among the people. During the Weimar Republic, the association under Walter Birnbaum put special emphasis on combating free thought (Free thinkers). Banned under National Socialism and refounded after the war, the association was dissolved in 2000.


K. Janssen, RGG 3 VI, 1962, 1680f.

F.W. Bautz, “Hennig, Martin,” BBKL II, …

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Kaiser, Jochen-Christoph, “Wichern-Vereinigung”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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