Friday, November 29, 2013
Behind the Page... Pastor Bauer
The character Pastor Hermann Bauer is based on Hermann Maas. Maas was a protestant pastor in Heidelberg, a member of the Confessing Church and a vocal proponent of the Zionist movement. He worked hard throughout the 1930's and early 1940's to help as many of his German Jewish friends and contacts as he could. He eventually was sent to a labor camp in France for his anti-Nazi leanings and activities. He was liberated by American troops. In 1964 he was recognized by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations.