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Helene Gotthold, a German Jehovah's Witness who was arrested many times for her anti-Nazi views. On 8 December 1944, she was convicted, condemned to death, and beheaded at Ploetzensee prison in Berlin.

Helene Gotthold, a German Jehovah's Witness who was arrested many times for her anti-Nazi views. On 8 December she was convicted, condemned to death, and beheaded at Ploetzensee prison in Berlin.

Helene Gotthold, a Jehovah's Witness, was beheaded for her religious beliefs on December 8, 1944, in Berlin. She is pictured with her children. Germany, June 25, 1936.

Helene Gotthold, one of Jehovah's Witnesses, was beheaded for her religious beliefs on December in Berlin. She is pictured with her children. Germany, June — US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Simone Arnold Liebster was born in 1930 in Mulhouse, French Alsace. After the incorporation of Alsace into the German Reich during World War II, Liebster’s family suffered increasing harrassment from the Nazis for following the Jehovah’s Witness faith. Eventually both her father and mother were arrested and sent to concentration and detention camps while she was placed in a correctional institution for “nonconformist” youth

A young girl was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France. She was together with loving parents and family. Loving life and eventualy also.

"In this touching and thoughtful autobiography, Horst Schmidt describes his life as a conscientious objector in Nazi Germany. As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, he refused to join Hitler's forces. Instead, he went underground with the Gestapo in hot pursuit. While travelling incognito with the banned publications of his religion he met his future wife, Hermine, in Danzig." He was sentenced to death... ~Author, Horst Schmidt, 2005

"In this touching and thoughtful autobiography, Horst Schmidt describes his life…

Steven T. Byington, spent 45 years working on a Bible translation that restored God's name to its rightful place. However, he could not find anyone to publish his translation during his lifetime. Sometime after his death in 1957, the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society acquired publishing rights and in 1972 The Bible in Living English was released. You can download it at www.jw.org. BTW, Byington was a Congregationalist, not one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Steven T. Byington, spent 45 years working on a Bible translation that restored…

History recognizes that only a few groups courageously stood up and spoke out against Nazi terror. Among them were Jehovah's Witnesses, described as "a tiny island of unflagging [moral] resistance existing in the bosom of a terrorized nation." Their courageous stand is well documented by respected historians.

History recognizes that only a few groups courageously stood up and spoke out against Nazi terror. Among them were Jehovah's Witnesses, described as "a tiny island of unflagging [moral] resistance existing in the bosom of a terrorized nation.

The oldest survivor of the concentration camps: 107-year-old Leopold Engleitner (in a recent picture, right, and after he was arrested by the Gestapo in 1939, left) was imprisoned in 3 Nazi prisons. Handed a simple sheet of paper, he was given a choice - renounce your faith, or face death in a concentration camp. With a flick of ink, the Jehovah's Witness could have saved himself from his unknown fate, a fate which saw him starved and forced to labor in not one but three Nazi prisoner camps.

Handed a simple sheet of paper Leopold Engleitner was given a choice - renounce your faith, or face death in a concentration camp.

Wilhelm Kusserow, a Jehovah's Witness, was executed publicly in Münster by the Nazi regime because of his refusal to compromise his faith. He showed that he could die courageously by a firing squad, Hitler decided that the firing squad was too good for conscientious objectors; so Wilhelm’s brother Wolfgang, at 20 years of age, died by the guillotine.

Wilhelm Kusserow was executed by firing squad at Münster Prison in Germany for being a Jehovah's Witness, meaning he refused German military service and refused also to _heil Hitler.

Leopold Engleitner, oldest survivor of the Nazi concentration camps. With the flick of ink, the Jehovahs Witness could have saved himself from his unknown fate, a fate which saw him starved and forced to labour in not one but three prisoner camps. He refused. I only hope to have this much faith

The oldest survivor of the concentration camps: Extraordinary story of 107-year-old who was imprisoned in THREE Nazi prisons

Leopold Engleitner, oldest survivor of the Nazi concentration camps.

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