What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. The Nazis hanged him on April 9, 1945, less than a month before the end of the war. Bonhoeffers last years, his participation in the German resistance and his moral struggle are dramatized in this film. More than just a biographical portrait, Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace sheds light on the little-known efforts of the German resistance. It brings to a wide audience the heroic rebellion of Bonhoeffer, a highly regarded Lutheran minister who could have kept his peace and saved his life on several occasions but instead paid the ultimate price for his beliefs.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German clergyman who was hanged by the Nazis for treason after he expressed his opposition to their vicious rule over his native country. This dramatization of Bonhoeffer's amazing life illustrates the key role he played in resisting the Nazi threat, and also documents his sad demise, which came right at the end of the war.
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