Friday, August 8, 2008

The Watchtower and Hitler

The Watchtower's Nazis Conflicts
A historical analysis of the Jehovah's Witnesses' during World War II concluded that they experienced extreme conflicts with Nazi Germany and probably withstood the attacks against them better than most groups. Their experience has been analyzed by a number of researchers including camp inmates and administrators who have concluded that their strong religious faith, community and social pressure to conform were all critical in helping Witnesses to withstand the Nazi assault against them. A major reason Witnesses endured was because to capitulate to the Nazis meant disfellowshipping and cutting off from what was often their only social support, their fellow Witnesses. Often the Witnesses as people showed exemplary behavior, but the Watchtower administration not uncommonly displayed immoral or deceitful behavior and even denigrated the Jews in an effort to save the German Watchtower branch. Although partly to blame for the tragedy, the Watchtower unscrupulously exploits it today to try to prove their claim of being God's only representatives on earth today.
Jehovah's Witness - The German Connection
The Broadcasting Standards Commission received a complaint from the Jehovah's Witnesses Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society about unjust or unfair treatment, in Everyman: Sleeping with the Enemy, broadcast on BBC1 on 13 December 1998.
Proposal From The Jehovah's Witnesses Organization - Making Money From The Dead!
As you may know, victims from the Nazi camps can get compensation, and the Watchtower has naturally found a new way to get money - from the dead! They propose that THEY will get the money - and "give it away to needy JWs". Since when did the Watchtower do anything of the kind? Their registration as a "charitable" organization is nothing but a tax fraud, and now they are stealing from the dead!
What happened when the Jehovah's Witnesses were Outlawed
The Awake! issue of 22 August 1995, is completely silent as to why Jehovah's Witnesses in Germany were outlawed in 1933 or how it was that they were persecuted under the Hitler regime. The leaders and spokesmen of that religion's governing organization, the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of New York, sought to compromise with the Nazis rather than confronting them as has long been claimed.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jehovah's Witnesses had an option to leave these horrendous death camps. All they had to do was disavow their faith and loyality to Jehovah. They could face death because of their faith and love for Jehovah. In the midst of such horror, given an opportunity to leave; no one would stay in those death camps to maintain "social support". NO ONE!

August 22, 1995 Awake....what are you talking about? It stated clearly why Jehovah's Witnesses were outlawed. You have made some very serious inaccurate statements in this latest blog. It's your blog, so I guess you can lie all you want. Shame on you.

"Outside are the dogs and those who practice spiritism and the fornicators and the murders and the idolaters and EVERYONE LIKING AND CARRYING ON A LIE" Revelation 22:15 ( Nice company you keep!)

Anonymous said...

Yes go march off a cliff with the rest of the lemmings now.

Anonymous said...

See it's ridiculous statements like that which expose you for the person you are. What cliff? (I am content with my life serving Jehovah) When I become discontent, I have the option, like you, to move on.

1 Co 1:10 "Now I exort you, brother, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that you should all speak in agreement and that there should not be divisions among you, but that you may be fitly united in the same mind and in the same line of thought."

Our Lord and Savior did not think being a follower (sheep not lemings) was a bad thing. I don't mind being one of Christs other sheep. John 10:16

kimmy jo said...

you mean, follower of the Watchtower, which like the lemmings follow blindly to their demise.

Anonymous said...

And you show what kind of person you are. Go blindly follow your false prophet.

Governing Body Letters said...

"They could face death because of their faith and love for Jehovah. In the midst of such horror, given an opportunity to leave; no one would stay in those death camps to maintain "social support". NO ONE!"
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I would agree, except that everyday we see Jehovah's Witnesses who allow their babies, mothers, fathers and spouses to DIE, in cases where they could have survived, because of the Society's view on blood transfusions. Just think of the loss of life that happened when they banned vaccinations and organ transplants. Now of course Jehovah's changed his mind about those medical procedures.
Jehovah's Witnesses do not care about God's view, but the views of 12 old men who live in Brooklyn. They make the rules, you follow them.
Don't be fooled, the lure of living forever in a Paradise Earth in so strong that some people would do anything to achieve it.
An example is the suicide bombers and terrorist. They believe that by killing themselves and other people they will gain everlasting life in heaven. They do it because they think they will live forever.
There are many people in the organization today who know it is not the truth, but who stay simply because of the "Social Support".
Just because something appears in the AWAKE magazine does not mean that it is true. The AWAKE magazine has an agenda and they make all kinds of statements, many of them wrong, to promote that agenda.
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"Outside are the dogs and those who practice spiritism and the fornicators and the murders and the idolaters and EVERYONE LIKING AND CARRYING ON A LIE" Revelation 22:15 ( Nice company you keep!)

A fine description of the organization you worship, The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

frank said...

whoever you are people don't die because they refused blood transfusion. what about those who died despite of a blood transfusion?

and for your info Bloodless surgery is the best way to go.

becareful stop what there, in case you don't know I have proof.
if you say something else you will be in trouble.

LAUGH OUT LOUD

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

frank said...

Stop are you comparing the witnesses to Terrorists?
if you are you have to take your history book and read.

go take a history book you need that, or go visit the Holocaust Museum in Washington, you might learn something

kimmy jo said...

frank, frank, frank....oh my.
so it is ok to lead people into believing that taking blood is very bad and then change the teaching and say it is now ok to take fractions of that same blood? what about all those who lost their lives because at the time fractions weren't approved?
you can't eat cow but you can have a steak!

Ronde said...

What is your point?

Ronde said...

GB Letters said"everyday we see Jehovah's Witnesses who allow their babies, mothers, fathers and spouses to DIE, in cases where they could have survived, because of the Society's view on blood transfusions"

Everyday??????

No one avoids blood transfusions because of the Society's view. They avoid them because they accept that it is from the Bible.

And if they allowed them to die, why do they take them to the hospitals? They take them to the hospitals to get treatment. It is not our fault that they hospitals are too incompetent to operate without blood.

Ronde said...

GB Letters continued to lie when he said "Just think of the loss of life that happened when they banned vaccinations and organ transplants. "

There was never a ban on vaccinations or organ transplants.
People cite the 1967 Watchtower article but that was not a ban. And I have not heard one district or circuit or other assembly or CO talk restating it was a ban after that.

What that is, is opposers taking something out of context.

He also lied in saying"Jehovah's Witnesses do not care about God's view, but the views of 12 old men who live in Brooklyn."

What 12 men? Last I heard there are 9 on the governing body.

And how can you say what we care about unless you are one of Jehovah's Witnesses?

"They make the rules, you follow them."

Well, since there are no rules, that is difficult.


"Don't be fooled, the lure of living forever in a Paradise Earth in so strong that some people would do anything to achieve it."

Put faith in Jesus is enough.


"There are many people in the organization today who know it is not the truth, but who stay simply because of the "Social Support".


Well, that is their problem. They out to do some Bible research and then they can believe it.


"Just because something appears in the AWAKE magazine does not mean that it is true. The AWAKE magazine has an agenda and they make all kinds of statements, many of them wrong, to promote that agenda."

I wouldn't know, I don't read the Awake!, so what's your point?