Detlef Garbe: Between Resistance and Martyrdrom. Jehovah's Witnesses in the Third Reich. Translated by Dagmar G. Grimm and published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI, 2008, USA.

German issue


CONTENTS

 

Illustrations - vii

Abbreviations - xi

Translator’s Note - xv

Preface to the German Edition - xix

Preface to the English Edition - xviii

 

Introduction - 3

Research Results - 8

PART 1.  THE INTERNATIONAL
BIBLE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION


(1) IBSA’s Beginnings, 1874 - 1918 - 29

(2) Teachings of the Denomination - 35

(3) Development and Expansion in the German Reich, 1918 - 33 - 44

The Bible Students as Objects of Agression - 48
Confrontation Between the Churches and the Bible Students - 54
Alternating Pamphlet Campaings - 59
Figure I: Increasing membership of the Hamburg Bible Students community, 1909-32.

 

PART 2.  JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN
THE THIRD REICH, 1933-34


(4) Efforts to Adapt to National Circumstances, 1933 - 71

(5) The Watch Tower Society, 1933-1935 - 92

(6) Judicial Conflict and Freedom of Religion – 119

 

PART 3.  NON-CONFORMIST BEHAVIOR AND
STATE REPRESSION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

(7) Intensification of the Conflict - 139

(8) Instruments of persecution - 149

(9) Escalating persecution - 169


 

PART 4.  SELF-ASSERTION OF
JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES UNITL 1939


(10) Courageous Conviction and Covert Measures - 207

(11) Organized Resistance Activities - 224

(12) Jurisdictional Conflicts between the Legal Authorities and Police – 251

 


PART 5.  JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES DURING
THE WAR YEARS


(13) Reorganization of Regional Resistance - 319

(14) Conscientious Objection - 349

(15) Prisoners with the “Purple Patch” - 394

(16) Jehovah’s Witnesses at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp – 459

 


PART 6.  CONCLUSION


(17) Intensity of the persecution - 477

(18) Case Study: IBSA I Hamburg - 485

(19) Social Refusal and Resistance – 500

 

Epilogue to the Fourth Edition - 529


Notes - 543

Bibliography

Index

 

 

 


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