Interview with Former House of Justice Member Hartmut Grossmann

Mr. Hartmut Grossmann, former member of the Universal House of Justice from 2003-2008 passed away on December 17, 2017 after a long and distinguished life in service to the Baha’i Faith and its principles. In its tribute to him, the Universal House of Justice writes: “A distinguished son of an illustrious father, he poured out his life in uninterrupted service to the Cause of Baha’u’llah, as a teacher, pioneer, and member of the National Spiritual Assemblies of Germany and Finland, the Continental Board of Counsellors in Europe, the International Teaching Centre and, ultimately, of the Universal House of Justice.” 

In this interview filmed in New Zealand and originally aired in 2014 on Baha’i on Air, Mr. Hartmut Grossmann shares his insightful, poignant, and charmingly direct insights into a life dedicated to this world embracing Faith.

You can read the moving tribute to Mr. Hartmut Grossmann written by the Universal House of Justice in this Baha’i World News Service story:

More information about the Universal House of Justice can be read on its official website:

If you’d like to watch other episodes of Baha’i on Air, feel free to check out their YouTube Channel ( or read our conversation with its producer, Ken Zemke (Baha’i on Air: An Interview with Ken Zemke).

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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  1. Hi Neysan, thank you so much for providing us with this interview.
    Could you please add place and time, when this was recorded? I understand it was New Zealand, when Mr. Grossmann was still a member of the House, thus before 2008.

    Gisela von Brunn,
    Germany / currently Bolivia

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