October 1, 2014 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum announces Jehovah’s Witnesses: Faith Under Fire, a new exhibit open now and running through January 11th, 2014.
Faith Under Fire, a traveling exhibition created for the Florida Holocaust Museum by the Arnold-Liebster Foundation, chronicles the Nazi persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Witnesses’ nonviolent resistance to Nazi terror inside and outside the camps.
Jehovah’s Witnesses, a Christian community of 35,000 in Germany and occupied lands, refused to conform to the Nazi ideology of hate. They suffered severely for their belief in nonviolence and their utter rejection of racism. Thrown into Nazi camps, they became eyewitnesses of Nazi genocide. As historian John Toland wrote, this is “a story of human courage that must be heard.”
Jehovah’s Witnesses: Faith Under Fire is a traveling exhibition of the Florida Holocaust Museum.
About the Florida Holocaust Museum
The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.