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Between resistance and martyrdom : Jehovah's Witnesses in the Third Reich

Author: Detlef Garbe; United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : [English ed.]View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Detlef Garbe; United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
ISBN: 0299207900 9780299207908 0299207943 9780299207946
OCLC Number: 124156089
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: "Published in Association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum."
Description: xxvii, 834 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. The International Bible Students Association --
The IBSA's beginnings, 1874-1918 --
Teachings of the denomination --
Development and expansion in the German Reich, 1918-33 --
pt. 2. Jehovah's Witnesses in the Third Reich, 1933-34 --
Efforts to adapt to national circumstances, 1933 --
The Watch Tower Society, 1933-35 --
Judicial conflict and freedom of religion --
pt. 3. Nonconformist behavior and state repression of Jehovah's Witnesses --
Intensification of the conflict --
Instruments of persecution --
Escalating persecution --
pt. 4. Self-assertion of Jehovah's Witnesses until 1939 --
Courageous conviction and covert measures --
Organized resistance activities --
Jurisdictional conflicts between the legal authorities and police --
pt. 5. Jehovah's Witnesses during the war years --
Reorganization of regional resistance --
Conscientious objection --
Prisoners with the "purple patch" --
Jehovah's Witnesses at the Neuengamme concentration camp --
pt. 6. Conclusion --
Intensity of persecution --
Case study : the ISBA in Hamburg --
Social refusal and resistance.
Other Titles: Zwischen Widerstand und Martyrium.
Between resistance & martyrdom
Responsibility: Detlef Garbe ; translated by Dagmar G. Grimm.
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