Nazis Persecution Of The Jehovah's Witnesses

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The Jehovah’s Witnesses were a group of people of the Christian movement. They believed that God is the creator and supreme being, they view god as the father, an invisible spirit separate from the son Jesus Christ. This religion was begun eighteen seventy and is still practiced today. However, their life and religion were threatened during the reign of Hitler and the rising of the Nazis power. Hitler thought that he was the supreme being, not God, and so he imprisoned those how did not believe that he was the greatest. Along with not believing that he was almighty the Jehovah’s Witnesses would not participate in war efforts or politics. The Jehovah’s Witnesses were thrown into concentration camps and killed because they would not participate in war and politics, and above all else, they believed that God was the greatest being, not Hitler. As I mentioned earlier the Jehovah’s Witnesses were targeted because…show more content…
The Nazis “forbid the Jehovah’s Witnesses to meet together to study God's word and worship him” (Document 1). This was not a huge deal Hitler was just trying to separate them, however, these punishments continued to get worse. Nazis would hunt down Jehovah’s Witnesses and put them into concentration camps. In the concentration camps, they were tortured and killed. Along with this the conditions were terrible and they were not properly fed and cleaned, and they were forced to do hard jobs and labor. As a result of this many died from sickness and disease or because they were just not strong enough to continue. The Nazis did not have a systematic way to kill the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Either they died from the conditions or they were killed by the gas chambers and occasionally by firing squad. Killings by gas chambers were much more effective because you could kill much more at once. An estimated ten thousand Jehovah’s Witnesses were killed during the Nazi
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