Johannes Bair, an Anabaptist martyr, was taken prisoner in early November 1528 at Lichtenfels in Franconia (Germany) "for the faith and the divine truth." To the fellow members of his congregation he wrote a short letter in 1548 from the Toren, the prison in Bamberg where he was held, requesting them to send him a Bible. He remained a prisoner in this dungeon for 23 years, never denying his faith. In 1551 he was put to death.
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