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Feastday: August 13
Birth: 1882
Death: 1940
Beatified By: Pope John Paul II

Otto Neururer (March 25, 1882 - May 30, 1940) was a Catholic priest.

He was born the twelfth child of a peasant family and felt early desire to become a priest. In 1895, Neururer was sent to the minor seminary in Bressanone Vinzentinum. After his graduation, Neururer joined the seminary of Bressanone. In 1907, he received the priestly ordination in Bressanone, then he worked as a teacher of religion in Innsbruck. In 1932, he became pastor in Götzens.

On December 15, 1938, he was arrested by the Gestapo and put in the prison in Innsbruck, then on 3 March 1939 in the Dachau concentration camp on 26 September in the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar brought. Still in camp, he served as pastor, and had a fellow prisoner to be baptized. When this became known, he died after 34 hours of torture.


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