.Joseph Müller(19 August 1894 – 11 September 1944) was a GermanCatholicpriest and critic of theNaziregime. He was tried by the "People's Court" and executed atBrandenburg-Görden Prison.Müller was …More
.Joseph Müller(19 August 1894 – 11 September 1944) was a GermanCatholicpriest and critic of theNaziregime. He was tried by the "People's Court" and executed atBrandenburg-Görden Prison.Müller was born inSalmünster,Hesse, the youngest of seven children of the localcantorand teacher Damien Müller and his wife Augusta. After obtaining hisAbiturdegree, he served as a volunteer inWorld War I, interrupted by a serious injury. After the war he resolved to become a preacher; two of his brothers also were ordained Catholic priests. He went on to study theology at theUniversity of Münsterand proceeded with his brother Oskar totheDiocese of Hildesheim. Both attended the Hildesheimseminaryfrom 1921 and received theholy ordersfrom Bishop Joseph Ernst in the following year.Joseph Müller began his ecclesiastical career as achaplaininDuderstadt. In 1924 he joined theFranciscanconvent atFulda, but later continued to work as chaplain inGehrden,Hannoversch Münden,Celle, andWolfenbüttel. In 1931 he was …More
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Müller was arrested after repeating a political joke about a wounded soldier on his deathbed, who asked to see the people for whom he was laying down his life. The nurse laid a portrait of Hitler on his one side, and a portrait of Göringon the other. Then, he gasped: "Now I can die like Jesus Christ."