Provost Bernhard Lichtenberg Dies While in Nazi Custody

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Catholic Provost Bernhard Lichtenberg dies while being transported to the Dachau concentration camp. He had been arrested for protesting the Nazi euthanasia program, but because he was deemed an "incorrigible" criminal, he was transferred from the regular prison system to the concentration camp system.

The public statement made by Provost Lichtenberg which originally led to his arrest was:

"I, as a human being, a Christian, a priest, and a German demand of you, Chief Physician of the Reich, that you answer for the crimes that have been perpetrated at your bidding, and with your consent, and which will call forth the vengeance of the Lord on the heads of the German people."
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