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Medallion, Austria, Jakob Gapp-Marianist and Martyr (1897 - 1943), Silver Gilt Bronze Medallion, 2nd republic since1945 General Medal, Beatification of Jakob Gapp (On 13-VIII-1943 beheaded by guillotine in the ploetzensee prison, Berlin), 126.85g, 60.0mm, about extremely fine, Very Rare.
Jacob Gapp (1897-1943): Marianist and Martyr. On Sunday the 24th of November 1996, on feast of Christ the king, Jakob Gapp, a marianist priest, was beatified by John Paul II in a ceremony held at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City in Rome. Fr. Gapp was executed by the Nazis in Berlin in 13-VIII-1943 because he spoke out so often and so forcefully against Nazi ideology. After careful study of documents and testimonies about Fr. Gapp's officials in Rome approved Gapp's beatification, a ceremony indicating that his life has manifested striking virtue.