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Born Oskar Ernst Bernhardt
(1875-04-18)18 April 1875
Bischofswerda, Saxony, Germany
Died 6 December 1941(1941-12-06) (aged 66)
Kipsdorf, Ore Mountains, Germany
Nationality German
Other names Abd-ru-shin, Abdruschin
Occupation Author
Known for In the Light of Truth: The Grail Message
Website Abd-ru-shin

Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, also known as Abd-ru-shin or Abdruschin (18 April 1875, Bischofswerda, Saxony, Germany - 6 December 1941, Kipsdorf, Ore Mountains, Germany) is best known as the author of the "In the Light of Truth: The Grail Message".[1]

After a brief commercial training Oskar Ernst Bernhardt began his literary activity while still a young man. This often led him to foreign countries. In 1915 he was interned in England. Released in 1919, he first went to Dresden, later to Bavaria and in 1923 began to write the first lectures of the Grail Message.

In 1928 he settled in Vomperberg, Tyrol. There he wrote "In the Light of Truth: The Grail Message". He was labeled a "dangerous" element by the Nazi authorities and exiled from Austria in 1938. He was kept under surveillance until his death in 1941.


  • Life, Publishing, Legacy 1
  • Legacy 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Life, Publishing, Legacy

Bernhardt was born in Bischofswerda, Germany, trained in business, and successfully established himself in Dresden. He traveled and wrote travel books, stories, and plays. He resided in New York and London. He was in London when World War I broke out and in 1914 he was interned on the Isle of Man.

This seclusion gave him time to reflect, question, and deepen his understanding. A desire to help humanity awakened in him. He was released in the Spring of 1919 and returned to Germany. He began to write In the Light of Truth: The Grail Message in 1923 and completed it in 1931 under the pen name Abd-ru-shin.

In 1928 he settled in Austria, Tyrol on a mountain plateau called Vomperberg. Here he continued writing The Grail Message. The Nazis came to power in 1938, ending his work there. He was arrested and exiled to Kipsdorf in the Erzgebirge. He was forbidden any further writing. He died while in Gestapo custody.


After the war, his family returned to Vomperberg and carried on his work. Other writings by Abd-ru-shin published by Grail Foundation Press include The Ten Commandments of God and The Lord's Prayer, Questions and Answers, and Prayers. He had two children.


  1. ^ In the Light of Truth: The Grail Message- Edition in three volumes

External links

  • Abd-ru-shin, Author of the Work: In the Light of Truth, The Grail Message
  • Abd-ru-shin: In the Light of Truth, Grail Message
  • Abd-ru-shin: The Ten Commandments of God
  • Ordem do Graal na Terra (in English)
  • Ten Commandments, English application for the iPhone or iPod touch, with audio
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