Christ or Hitler? (Wilhelm Busch)
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Wilhelm Busch, a Lutheran pastor, was born in 1897, his father also being a pastor Wilhelm Busch, some of whose life story forms the first part of the present book. The son, who is the author and main subject of the book, served in the German army in the First World War and was converted during that time.
After studying theology he spent some years as an assistant preacher in Bielefeld, then in the Essen Altstadt congregation, and finally from 1929 as Youth Pastor in Essen, in which post he continued till his retirement in 1962. He died in 1966 while returning after preaching in communist East Germany. Wilhelm Busch requested that no biography of him should be written, and this request has been honoured. However, he left a great deal of published autobiographical material, from which this book has been compiled.