Scan Of Telegram To Hitler

by Bangalore 19 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Bangalore

    Scan Of Telegram To Hitler.


  • Simon

    Is that real?

    Did they not think to translate it into German?

  • OrphanCrow

    Yup. That works.

    How childish and ignorant.

    Threaten governments with "God is gonna get you". Hitler must have been shaking in his boots.

  • sowhatnow

    funny 'address'

    guess they did not fall for the 'threat' lol

  • DesirousOfChange

    I can only see 1/2 of the telegram due to the fact that the "Related Topics" posted on the right side of the page.

    Anyone else?


  • OrphanCrow
    Simon: Is that real?

    Good question. If it is 'real', how did somebody liberate the telegram from "Hitler Government Berlin"?

    Was this a telegram that wasn't sent? They didn't have photocopiers back did this telegram see the light of day?

  • Jonathan Drake
    Jonathan Drake
    Yea I'm sure that didn't intensify the persecution at all.
  • BluesBrother

    When I was a boy our old "Congregation Servant" used to like telling us about 'the old days' and he occasionally told us of how he was instructed to send this. He bicycled down to the local Post Office and said he wished to send a telegram to Adolf Hitler....Cue a look of startled surprise from the P O Clerk........but he sent it . The lines were jammed as they were all sent at the same time.

    Apparently it got Hitler really mad and determined to get rid of them

  • Bangalore

    Yes it is very much real.

    *** yb87 pp. 142-143 Switzerland and Liechtenstein ***


    The brothers in Germany were under extreme pressure, and their fellow servants throughout the earth felt it with them. As the apostle Paul wrote: “If one member suffers, all the other members suffer with it.” (1 Cor. 12:26) This was highlighted by what took place at a special gathering of all congregations on Sunday, October 7, 1934, at 9:00 a.m. At that time a sealed envelope was to be opened. It was the text of a telegram to be sent to Hitler’s government. It read as follows:

    “Hitler Government, Berlin, Germany. Your ill-treatment of Jehovah’s witnesses shocks all good people of earth and dishonors God’s name. Refrain from further persecuting Jehovah’s witnesses; otherwise God will destroy you and your national party.”

    This telegram was dispatched on the very same day from congregations in 50 different countries, including those in Germany. Imagine the flood of telegrams converging on Berlin on that day! It was not only a warning to Hitler and his party; this was also a demonstration of unity and solidarity of Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide. As for the outcome, the fate of Hitler and of his political party is well known.

  • Ding
    I wonder what JWs got assigned to knock on Hitler's door at Berchtesgaden and offer him a free home Bible study...

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