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33rd year  -  N° 16                 Tuesday, 16 January 2018         Antwerpen		
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Sunday 22nd of August 1976

42 years ago



Lutheran pastor Oskar Brüsewitz dies of of his severe burns due to his self-immolation on 18 August 1976 in front of his church at the age of 47 in Michaeliskirche, Michaeliskirchhof 9, Zeitz, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.


On the day of his protest suicide Brüsewitz carried pamphlets accusing the communists of repression. "Funkspruch an alle: Die Kirche in der DDR klagt den Kommunismus an! Wegen Unterdrückung in Schulen an Kindern und Jugendlichen."