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The victory of Father Karl

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The victory of Father Karl
Call No: 282.092 L53p

Call Number282.092 L53p
Dates[1957]; ©1957
Statement of Responsibilityby Otto Pies, S.J. ; translated from the German by Salvator Attanasio.
Creators & ContributorsPies, Otto (author)
Attanasio, Salvator (translator)
Leisner, Karl (subject)
SummaryThis book "is a story that the author, the Reverend Otto Pies, has actually lived. From 1941 to 1945 he was interned at Dachau prison camp, and it was there that he met Father Karl Leisner, about whom he has written this book. As Father Pies says, 'The one priest ordained in the Dachau concentration camp was Father Karl Leisner. His story is a reminder that suffering and pain can and do have a meaning, a reminder that God is in concentration camps. Karl died of tuberculosis only a few months after his liberation from Dachau. Yet his life was not one of sorrow but cheerfulness and joy. As student, youth leader, worker, seminarian, prisoner, invalid, he brought brightness into many hearts." —Back cover
ContentsPart One. Preparation
  • As I Saw Him
  • Toward Manhood
  • The Young Worker
  • The Theology Student
Part Two. Prisoner
  • In the Hands of the Gestapo
  • In Dachau
Part Three. Victory
  • The Ordination
  • Atonement
Physical Description 210 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the German by Salvator Attanasio.
PublisherNew York : Farrar, Straus and Cudahy
NotesTranslation from German of: Stephanus heute: Karl Leisner, Priester und Opfer
RecognitionGifted in 1997 by Jeffrey D. Narver