Between Resistance and Martyrdom: Jehovah's Witnesses in the Third Reich
Between Resistance and Martyrdom is the first comprehensive historical study of the persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses during the Holocaust era. Refusing to perform military service under Germany’s Third Reich due to their fundamental belief in nonviolence, Jehovah’s Witnesses caught the attention of the highest authorities in the justice system, the police, and the SS.
Although persecuted and banned from practicing their beliefs by the Nazi regime in 1933, the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ unified resistance has been largely forgotten. Basing his work on a wide range of sources, including documents and archives previously unconsidered as well as critical analyses of Jehovah’s Witness literature and survivor interviews, Detlef Garbe chronicles the Nazi’s relentless persecution of this religious group before and during World War II.
The English translation of this important work features photographs not published in the German edition. These striking images bring a sense of individual humanity to this story and help readers comprehend the reality of the events documented. Between Resistance and Martyrdom is an indispensable work that will introduce an English-speaking audience to this important but lesser-known part of Holocaust history.
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The IBSAs Beginnings 18741918
Teachings of the Denomination
Development and Expansion in the German Reich
Efforts to Adapt to National Circumstances 1933
The Watch Tower Society 193335
Judicial Conflict and Freedom of Religion
JEHOVAH S WITNESSES DURING
Prisoners with the Purple Patch
Jehovahs Witnesses at the Neuengamme
Intensity of the Persecution
The IBSA in Hamburg
Social Refusal and Resistance
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