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In Harm's Way: East German Latter-Day Saints in World War II

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When World War II broke out in September 1939, approximately 7,500 members of the Church in East Germany found themselves in a precarious situation, isolated from the Church and compelled to live under the tyranny of Nazi Germany and thus to participate in offensive and defensive military actions. These and other fascinating stories are told firsthand by the Saints who exp ...more
Hardcover, 545 pages
Published April 9th 2013 by Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University (first published 2009)
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Lisa
Oct 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is an encyclopedic treatment of the Latter-day Saints who lived in East Germany during World War II, and goes branch by branch (congregation by congregation) to describe the experiences of more than 300 eyewitnesses to the events of the time and some of the aftermath. (The author was assisted by many research assistants in interviewing people and researching the book.) Unless you are interested in a particular person (the book is indexed by personal names) or geographic area, I found that I ...more
Keith
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I started with reading the chapter: The East German Mission, because I heard some of this story by the son of Herbert Klopfer (father of W. Herbert Klopfer). For about 7 months I was aware that W. Herbert Klopfer had a story of his own escape from Germany, but it wasn't until October 18, 2015 that I had the opportunity to hear him tell it. As I read this account which includes his father, I just kept saying "Wow."

Before reading this account, I read: http://mormonhistoricsites.org/wp-con..., whic
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Sarah
Oct 26, 2011 marked it as to-read
also look for "Under the Gun" set to be released in 2011 about West German and Austria saints
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