RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoBell 9
Extent499 ff.
TitleGerman Church
Date1937 - 1949
DescriptionCorrespondence and papers on the German Church struggle and the political situation in Germany, September 1937 - October 1943 (ff. 1-366), including:

Correspondence on the imprisonment of Pastor Martin Niemöller, March 1938 - June 1939 (ff. 188-90, 195, 198-201, 204-5, 215-16, 240, 246-7, 254-6, 288, 291-7, 334).

Report by Pastor B. Forell on the German Church struggle, January - March 1939 (ff. 323-30).

A Declaration by the German church leaders, April 1939 copy (ff. 301-3).

Circular letter on 'Party and Church', by Martin Bonmann private secretary to the Fuhrer, January 1939 (ff. 316-22)
(Second copy see 15, ff. 179-81).

Correspondence and papers on the German Evangelical Church Conferences, July 1945 - 1949 (ff. 367-455), including:

Notes on the policy of German Church reconstruction, by Frederick Llewelyn Hughes, chaplain-general to the Forces, July 1945 (ff. 371-5).

Reports on the Conference of Evangelical Church Leaders at Treysa, by Colonel R.L. Sedgwick of the Religious Affairs Section of the Allied Control Commission, and others, August - September 1945 (ff. 414-30).

The Stuttgart Declaration, October 1945 (ff. 397, 434-5).

Radio broadcast on the British Church Delegation to Germany, by Geoffrey Francis Fisher, archbishop of Canterbury, November 1945 (f. 398).

Address to the Christians in England by Theophilus Wurm, bishop of Wurttemberg, December 1945 (ff. 399-400).

Declaration of denazification by the Evangelical Church Conference at Treysa, May 1946 (ff. 442-4).

Account of the first meeting of the German Council of Churches at Kassel, March 1948 (ff. 449-52).
CopiesSelected items from the correspondence of Bishop Bell and Adolf Keller -
Negative Microfilm: Lambeth Palace Library Box 796
RelatedMaterialBell 14, Bell 15
PublnNoteBell Papers vol. 9 f. 435 (Stuttgart Declaration, 1945): Heinz Grosch, 'Nach Jochen Klepper Fragen' (1982), p. 81 [D856.K5]; 'Markuskirkche, Stuttgart 1908/1978' [H8023.S8]; Gerhard Besier & Gerhard Sauter, 'Wie Christen ihre Schuld bekennen Die Stuttgarter Erklarung, 1945' (1985) [D856.B3]; also to be published in Frank Zeeb, 'Stuttgart. Orte der Reformation' (EVA Leipzig, 2015)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 'Werke', 'Illegale Theologenausbildung Sammelvikariate 1937-1940', ed. D. Schulz (1998)

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CodeNameDates
NA1658Evangelical Church in Germany
12Fisher; Geoffrey Francis (1887-1972); Archbishop of Canterbury1887-1972
GB/109/16484Niemöller; Martin (1892-1984); Lutheran pastor1892-1984
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