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Cardinal Josef Frings

Cardinal Josef Frings

Birth
Neuss, Rhein Kreis Neuss, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death 17 Dec 1978 (aged 91)
Cologne, Stadtkreis Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Burial Cologne, Stadtkreis Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Plot Bischofsgruft.
Memorial ID 19897 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Cardinal. Though not Colognian by birth, he became very popular in Cologne. Just after the war in the extraordinarily hard and cold winter of 1946 he declared in his New Year's speech that to take coals from the trains or even to steal fuel and food if you could not survive otherwise was not a mortal sin. At once a new word was coined: to "organize" food and coals in postwar Cologne was then called "fringsen".


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19897
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cardinal Josef Frings (6 Feb 1887–17 Dec 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19897, citing Kölner Dom, Cologne, Stadtkreis Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .