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Sankt Hedwig's Kathedrale is a Roman catholic church situated on a Babelplatz. It is the seat of archbishop of Berlin. The cathedral was built in the 18th century as the first catholic church in Prussia erected after the Protestant Refomation, and by special permission of King Frederick II. The church was dedicated to the patron of Silesia and Brandenburg, saint Hedwigof Andechs. Berlin at that time had alot of immigrants from Upper Silesia who were catholics.
The building was designed by Georg Wenzeslaus, modeled after Pantheon in Rome.
After the Kristallnacht pogroms in 1938 Bernhard Lichtenberg, who was a canon of the cathedral, prayed publicly for Jews and was jailed by the Nazis. Lichtenberg died on the way to the concentration camp at Dachau. Today his remains could be seen in the crypt of the cathedral.

Address: Babelplatz
Phone: +49 - 30 2034810
Website: http://www.hedwigs-kathedrale.de/en

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  • Updated Jan 1, 2012
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