Newry author recounts shocking story of priest who defied Nazis in Second World War

Newry-born writer David Rice has retold the fascinating story about a Catholic priest killed for refusing to serve in the German army. He tells Joanne Sweeney how his new novel explores the story of an unsung hero of the Second World War

Fr Franz Reinisch's story of standing firm against Hitler's regime is told in David Rice's novel I Will Not Serve: The Priest Who Said No To Hitler
THE story of a Catholic priest executed by the Nazis for his refusal to take an oath of allegiance to Hitler when drafted into in the German army is the subject of Co Down man David Rice's latest [...]

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