Klepper

1992 HR4. Discovered 1992 Apr. 30 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named for the German novelist and lyric poet Jochen Klepper (1903-1942), with The Father an important representative of the Christian historical novel. He was dismissed from his post at the Berlin Radio already in 1933 because his wife was Jewish. By courageously raising his voice against Hitler's terror he consoled people who suffered from the system. His letters and diary Under the Shadows of your Wings are moving. Pressed by the circumstances, he decided to die voluntarily with his wife and her daughter in order to protect them from the concentration camp. (M 29149)

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