Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Third Reich

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Third Reich 


[QUOTES from Declaration of Facts letter sent by the leaders of Jehovah’s Witnesses to Hitler as reprinted in the 1934 Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses]

“The greatest and most oppressive empire on earth is the Anglo-American empire. By this is meant the British Empire, of which the United States of America forms a part. It has been the commercial Jews of the British- American Empire that have built up and carried on Big Business as a means of exploiting and oppressing the peoples of many nations. This fact particularly applies to the cities of London and New York, the stronghold of Big Business. This fact is so manifest in America that there is a proverb concerning the city of New York which says: “the Jews own it, the Irish Catholics rule it, and the Americans pay the bills.” We have no fight with any of these persons mentioned but, as witnesses for Jehovah and in obedience to his commandment set forth in the Scriptures, we are compelled to call attention to the truth concerning the same in order that the people may be enlightened concerning God and his purpose.” [page 134]

“The present government of Germany has declared against Big Business oppressors and in opposition to the wrongful religious influence in the political affairs of the nation. Such is exactly our position . . .” [page 135]

“Instead of being against the principles advocated by the government of Germany, we stand squarely for such principles, and point out that Jehovah God through Christ Jesus will bring about the full realization of these principles.” [page 136]


1934 Yearbook of JWs – pages 127 to 146 (Germany) – pdf

Jehovah’s Witnesses anti-semitism and the Third Reich by Penton – pdf

The Cost of Spiritual Resistance During the Nazi Era – pdf

Jehovah’s Witnesses Divine Purpose – Liberty to Preach – pages 128 to 131 – pdf

1940 End of Nazism by JF Rutherford (Watchtower publication) – pdf


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