Eighty years ago, on April 5, 1943, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his brother-in-law Hans von Dohnanyi together with his wife Christine were arrested. This marked the beginning of more than two years of imprisonment for Dietrich and Hans until their murder on April 9, 1945.
The reason for the arrests on April 5, 1943 was not the participation of the arrested persons in preparations for the coup, which had already led to attacks that failed. These plans could be kept secret until the attack on July 20, 1944.
The investigations in the Reich Military Court and the Gestapo were directed against the rescue operation of Jews, which had been carried out by the arrestees in addition to the coup planning under the code word „Unternehmen 7 / Enteprise Seven“. Historian and publicist Dr. Winfried Meyer will report on these historically complex and dramatic contexts.
Saturday, April 22, 2023 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Memorial and Place of Encounter
Marienburger Allee 43
14055 Berlin (Charlottenburg)
S-Bhf. Heerstraße, walking distance 10 minutes
Dr. Winfried Meyer, historian, publicist
Impulse lecture, dialogue and discussion
on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the arrest of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans and Christine von Dohnanyi on April 5, 1943.
Hans von Dohnanyi:
Coup planning and rescue operation for Jews