Poltzinger, Hänsel (d. 1605)

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Hänsel Poltzinger (Boltzinger), an Anabaptist mar­tyr, a tailor, was captured with Marcus Eder on 24 April 1605, at Mernbach in Bavaria, now Upper Austria, and taken to Ried, where the two men lay in prison for 15 weeks, tormented by judges and priests, besides two Jesuits from Oetting, and were twice tortured on the rack. On 26 August 1605, they were beheaded and then burned. Their death is the theme of a hymn (with 20 stan­zas), which begins with the words, "Hört, hört und merkt, ir Gotteskindt, die ir liebhaber Gottes sind."


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Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959

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Neff, Christian. "Poltzinger, Hänsel (d. 1605)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 May 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Poltzinger,_H%C3%A4nsel_(d._1605)&oldid=96091.

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Neff, Christian. (1959). Poltzinger, Hänsel (d. 1605). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Poltzinger,_H%C3%A4nsel_(d._1605)&oldid=96091.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 201. All rights reserved.

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