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Early life[ edit ] Richard Wurmbrand, the youngest of four boys, was born in in Bucharest in a Jewish family. He lived with his family in Istanbul for a short while; his father died when he was 9, and the Wurmbrands returned to Romania when he was As an adolescent, he was sent to study Marxism in Moscowbut returned clandestinely the following year.
When returning to his mother country, Wurmbrand was already an important Comintern agent, leader and coordinator directly paid from Moscow.
Like other Romanian communists he was arrested several times, then sentenced and released again. He married Sabina Oster on October 26, Inwhen the Soviet Union occupied Romania as the first step to establishing a communist regimeWurmbrand began a ministry to his Romanian countrymen and to Red Army soldiers.
When the government attempted to control churches, he immediately began an "underground" ministry to his people. Richard is remembered for his courage in standing up in a gathering of church leaders and denouncing government control of the churches.
This confinement was in a cell twelve feet underground, with no lights or windows. There was no sound because even the guards wore felt on the soles of their shoes. He later recounted that he maintained his sanity by sleeping during the day, staying awake at night, and exercising his mind and soul by composing and then delivering a sermon each night.
Due to his extraordinary memory, he was able to recall more than of those, a selection of which he included in his book With God in Solitary Confinement, which was first published in During part of this time, he communicated with other inmates by tapping out Morse code on the wall.
In this way he continued to "be sunlight" to fellow inmates rather than dwell on the lack of physical light. Although he was warned not to preachhe resumed his work in the underground church.
He was arrested again in and sentenced to 25 years. During his imprisonment, he was beaten and tortured. Physical torture included mutilation, burning and being locked in a large frozen icebox.
His body bore the scars of physical torture for the rest of his life. For example, he later recounted having the soles of his feet beaten until the flesh was torn off, then the next day beaten again to the bone.
This prolific writer said there were not words to describe that pain. Their only son, Mihai, by then a young adult, was expelled from college-level studies at three institutions because his father was a political prisoner; an attempt to obtain permission to emigrate to Norway to avoid compulsory service in the Communist army was unsuccessful.
He was a good friend of Costache Ioanida well known Romanian Christian poet. Achievements, influence and death[ edit ] Wurmbrand travelled to NorwayEnglandand then the United States.
In May,he testified in Washington, D. That testimony, in which he took off his shirt in front of TV cameras to show the scars of his torture, brought him to public attention.
He compiled circumstantial evidence that Marx was a satanist. In Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand returned to Romania for the first time in 25 years.
The Voice of the Martyrs opened a printing facility and bookstore in Bucharest. Wurmbrand wrote 18 books in English and others in Romanian.
His best-known book, titled Tortured for Christ, was released in In several of them he writes very boldly and emphatically against Communism; yet he maintained a hope and compassion even for those who tortured him by "looking at men I could also see in our persecutors He died at the age of 91 on February 17,  in a hospital in Torrance, California.
His wife, Sabina, had died six months earlier on August 11, Mar 17, · Jun 30, – London businessman Richard Mayhew sees an injured, homeless girl on the street one evening and is compelled to bring her back to his apartment.
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Pastor Richard Wurmbrand (March 24, – February 17, ) was an Romanian evangelical minister and a Jew who spent fourteen years in Communist imprisonment and torture in his homeland of Romania.
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