FRANKLIN H. LITTELL, world citizen, scholar, theologian, educator, moral ethicist, and dynamo of creative energy and inspiring humanist vision, died at his home in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, Saturday, May 23, 2009. He was 92.

Dr. Littell devoted his entire career to promoting and defending religious, academic and political freedom around the globe. After spending nearly ten years in post-war Germany as Chief Protestant Religious Adviser in the High Command assigned especially to the task of deNazification during the occupation, he was deeply affected by the atrocities that had been committed during WWII, and thus dedicated his life to researching the Holocaust and bringing its tragic lessons in human rights to widespread public attention. In public meetings, on campuses and in churches, he raised one of the first voices of conscience in the post-war period, talking about the Lessons of the Holocaust.