On Jan. 27, the world will mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a symbolic date to commemorate the victims of Nazism.

Jehovah Witnesses targeted for their Christian faith

Today, the world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a symbolic date to commemorate the victims of Nazism. [caption id="attachment_6640" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] On Jan. 27, the world will mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a symbolic date...
Judith Hochegger was persecuted for being a Jehovah’s Witness.

Hours from execution by the Nazis, Judith refused to deny her faith

In June 1942, Judith Hochegger sat in a German jail cell, hours from her execution. Her situation looked hopeless. Her “crime” was following a religion that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler didn’t like – the Jehovah’s...

Jehovah’s Witnesses Sue German Museum for Archive of Nazi-Era Abuses

The archive documents the lives and suffering of the Kusserow family, who were among many from the religious group to be persecuted by the Nazis because of their faith. [caption id="attachment_6019" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The Kusserow...

Town in Austria Honors 31 Jehovah’s Witnesses, Victims of Nazi Regime

SELTERS, Germany—On the morning of May 19, 2017, the municipality of Techelsberg, Austria, held a ceremony in remembrance of Jehovah’s Witnesses who were executed or imprisoned in concentration camps by the Nazis. A memorial plaque...

Germany Courts Recognize Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses as Religious Holidays

In April 2012, seven-year-old Vivienne Falcone brought a note from her parents to the principal’s office, asking that she be excused from school for one day. Her family planned to attend an annual, three-day religious convention...

Monument to Witness Holocaust Survivor Unveiled in Germany

SELTERS, Germany—A monument honoring the late Max Liebster, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses who endured over five years of imprisonment in Nazi concentration camps, was publicly dedicated on June 21, 2013, in Lautertal-Reichenbach. The mayor and other...

Germany Awards Order of Merit to One of Jehovah’s Witnesses

SELTERS, Germany—Mathilde Hartl, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, was presented the Order of Merit on February 22, 2013, by the Prime Minister of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer. The Order of Merit is the highest tribute the Federal...