Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a prisoner at the Nazi Concentration camp at Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s fellow prisoner was English officer, Hugh Sigismund Payne Best. Bonhoeffer met Best in the washroom and “Bonhoeffer enjoyed the opportunity to speak English again.” Best wrote the following about Bonhoeffer…

Bonhoeffer was all humility and sweetness; he always seemed to me to diffuse an atmosphere of happiness, of joy in every smallest event in life, and of deep gratitude for the mere fact that he was alive. There was something doglike in the look of fidelity in his eyes and his gladness if you showed that you liked him. He was one of the very few men that I have ever met to whom his God was real and ever close to him.

(Ferdinand SchlingensiepenDietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945: Martyr, Thinker, Man of Resistance, 369)