Delp

1991 RR40. Discovered 1991 Sept. 10 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named in memory of the German theologian Alfred Delp (1907-1945). Beginning in 1942, he was a member of the illegal "Kreisauer Kreis" {see planet (7945)}, a group of political conservatives who worked to eliminate the Nazi regime. With this group, Delp collaborated on a first draft of a Christian social order for his country. Following the 1944 attempt on the fascist leader's life, he was condemned to death and executed in February 1945. (M 32350)

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