Photograph of Sankt Radegund cemetery in Austria with grave of Franz Jägerstätter circled in pen by Gordon Zahn as a postcard sent to Thomas Merton, 1962 July 9.

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Title

Photograph of Sankt Radegund cemetery in Austria with grave of Franz Jägerstätter circled in pen by Gordon Zahn as a postcard sent to Thomas Merton, 1962 July 9.

Subject

Jägerstätter, Franz, 1907-1943
Zahn, Gordon C. (Gordon Charles), 1918-2007
Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968

Description

Thomas Merton asked Gordon Zahn if he had a photograph of the grave of Franz Jägerstätter. Zahn sent Merton a photograph with the grave marked in pen. Blessed Franz Jägerstätter was an Austrian, Catholic lay person, and conscientious objector during the Second World War. The Nazi regime denied him an alternative to armed combat. He was imprisoned and executed in 1943.

Creator

Gordon Zahn

Date

1962 July 9

Identifier

Thomas Merton Center Collection; Section A (Correspondence); Zahn, Gordon; 1962/07/09.

Citation

Gordon Zahn, “Photograph of Sankt Radegund cemetery in Austria with grave of Franz Jägerstätter circled in pen by Gordon Zahn as a postcard sent to Thomas Merton, 1962 July 9.,” Merton Center Digital Collections, accessed December 10, 2019, https://merton.bellarmine.edu/items/show/17834.

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