My college German is very rusty, but I was able to locate the diocese that serves Hohne and Celle and Lachendorf and the parish that serves the Hohne and Lachendorf area. The Diocese of Hildesheim serves that area, and the parish for Hohne and Lachendorf is St. Ludwig.
I also found some information on Wikipedia about Hohne and Celle during WWII and after WWII. It looks as though the writer may have confused Lutheran parish administration with civil administration at one point, but it still gives a good overview of what the area was like under the Nazis.
Hohne is a municipality in the state of Lower Saxony in Germany, to the north of Brunswick (Braunschweig), about 25 km north west of Celle. It includes the three former parishes of Hohne, Helmerkamp and Spechtshorn.
After the war Celle applied, along with Bonn and Frankfurt, to become the seat for the Parliamentary Council (Parlamentarischer Rat), the immediate post-war governmental body in Germany, later superseded by the West German Bundestag. In the end the privilege went to Bonn.
On 1 January 1973, Celle lost its status as an independent town (Kreisfreie Stadt) and became the largest municipality in the new district (Kreis) of Celle. It also became the largest town in the new region (Regierungsbezirk) of Lüneburg. At the same time the localities of Ummern, Pollhöfen and Hahnenhorn were incorporated into Gifhorn district. Since then the parish of Hohne has looked after six villages (Hohne, Helmerkamp, Spechtshorn, Ummern, Pollhöfen and Hahnenhorn) in two rural districts. The town of Celle has also incorporated a number of villages from the surrounding area.
During World War II, the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where Anne Frank died, was located near Celle; today, a memorial and exhibition centre mark the camp site.
During Kristallnacht, the anti-Jewish pogrom in Nazi Germany on 9/10 November 1938, the synagogue in Celle was only saved from complete destruction because there would have been a risk to the adjacent leather factory and other parts of the historic Altstadt.
On 1 April 1939 Altenhäusen, Klein Hehlen, Neuenhäusen, Vorwerk and Wietzenbruch were incorporated into Celle. On 8 April 1945 the only serious allied bombing attack on the city during World War II occurred, 2.2% of the town was destroyed, especially on the industrial areas and railway freight terminal. A train in which about 4,000 prisoners were being transported to the nearby Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was hit. The attack claimed hundreds of casualties, but some of the prisoners managed to escape into the nearby woods. SS guards and Celle citizens participated in the so-called 'Celle hare hunt' (Celler Hasenjagd) The 'hunt' claimed several hundred dead and went on until 10 April 1945 and represented the darkest chapter in Celle's history.. The exact number of victims has not been determined. Several of the perpetrators were later tried and convicted of this war crime.
About 2.2% of Celle (67 houses) was destroyed in the Second World War.
Catholic Bishops Here is the home page for the Diocese of Hildesheim. http://www.bistum-hildesheim.de/bho/dcms/sites/bistum/index.html
Here is a map of the Diocese of Hildesheim showing its administrative divisions. You can see Celle right in the center. http://www.bistum-hildesheim.de/bho/dcms/sites/bistum/seelsorge/pfarreien/index.html
Here is the page listing the parish churches in the Celle area. http://www.bistum-hildesheim.de/bho/dcms/sites/bistum/seelsorge/pfarreien/dekanate/dekanat-celle.html
Here is the page for St. Ludwig Parish in Celle. When I used the search engine and listed Hohne, I got 50 hits all for St. Ludwig. However, that is for the current time. I don't know if Hohne had a parish church in its town during WWII. The list of other churches served by St. Ludwig includes St. Raphael in Lachendorf, so that is a good lead.
I'm going to look up St. Raphael in Lachendorf, just in case.
If Hohne had a Catholic parish in town, and it was closed after the war, the records would have been assigned to another parish, such as St. Ludwig, or taken to the archives of the Diocese of Hildesheim. I didn't see any notes about closed churches in the area. The area may be so heavily Lutheran that there just aren't many Catholic parishes left.
Now I'm going to look up St. Raphael in Lachendorf.
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