Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault
This documentary and study guide with lesson plans is available for checkout from The Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Ethnocide Education. This resource was donated to our center by the Arnold-Liebster Foundation.
Classroom Edition Video (28 minutes) with Study Guide (Brooklyn, NY: Watch Tower Society, 1996)
Description: As the Nazi killing machine engulfed Europe with terror, thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses suffered brutal persecution. In this video, 10 historians from Europe and North America, and more than 20 Witness survivors, join in relating a story of courage and triumph that must be told.
This video presentation is available to check out at the Western Washington University Library or at the Woodring College of Education Resource Library for WWU students and faculty.
It can also be purchased for $20.00 by contacting NWCHGEE.
The following is a brief description of the video presentation:
In June of 1995, Noémi Ban returned for the first time to the Auschwitz concentration camp where she was a prisoner 50 years ago, and where her family was among the millions who died at the hands of the Nazis. WWU education professor, Dr. Ray Wolpow, accompanied her, taking photos and slides of Noémi walking the grounds and visiting the Auschwitz museum.
This 65 minute video is of the presentation given by Noémi and Ray on April 18, 1996 at WWU. While Ray presents the slides, Noémi describes life as a death camp prisoner, and the experience of returning to a place that millions did not survive.
Noémi devotes a significant amount of time to traveling and lecturing on the Holocaust. She knows that hers is the last generation with personal experience of "the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust." For her, these lectures provide "assurance, as a survivor and witness, that the memories of my dear ones, and the millions of other innocent dear ones will not be forgotten."