Gustav Vogt (pastor)

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Dünkreuz near Deuna

Gustav Albert Vogt (born April 9, 1890 in Küllstedt ; † July 12, 1942 in Dachau concentration camp ) was a Catholic priest .


Vogt grew up in Küllstedt, the gymnasium visited the Holy City and studied in Paderborn , Freiburg and Münster theology . On August 3, 1914, he was ordained a priest in Paderborn Cathedral . After a year of service as a medical soldier in World War I, Vogt got a vicar position at St. Joseph and Augustinus in Hötensleben and from 1917 worked at the Herz-Jesu-Kirche in Völpke . In 1930 he returned to Eichsfeld , where the parish of St. Peter and Paul in Deuna with the St. Martin branch in Vollenborn was transferred to him. He used to ride his bike to Vollenborn. He was considered an eager, strict, but also popular pastor, from whom one could learn something.

When the National Socialists came to power , the priest recognized the irreconcilable contrast between Christian faith and National Socialist ideology and cautiously expressed this in his sermons. As early as 1933 he was reported to those in power several times. In 1934/35 he demonstratively had a 15 m high stone cross, the " Dünkreuz ", erected on the mountain range of Dün . After the beginning of the Second World War , he celebrated unauthorized worship with Polish forced laborers in 1940 . Thereupon he was arrested on Friday, October 4, 1940, in Vollenborn during a school confession, sentenced to prison for "treachery" and then transferred to the Dachau concentration camp. He died there as a result of torture and starvation.

A memorial plaque on the house where he was born in Küllstedt and the Pfarrer-Vogt-Straße there remember him today.


  • rs: Pastor Gustav Vogt was born in Küllstedt 120 years ago. In: Thüringer Allgemeine , Eichsfeld edition. Heiligenstadt, April 9, 2010.
  • Calendar sheet, Thuringian of the day. In: Thuringian General. Erfurt, July 12, 2012.
  • Edgar Kutzner: Pastor Gustav Albert Vogt. In: Helmut Moll : Witnesses for Christ. The German martyrology of the 20th century. Edited on behalf of the German Bishops' Conference. 6th, expanded and restructured edition. Paderborn 2015, ISBN 978-3-506-78080-5 .