Knorr Family

by vienne 55 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • vienne

    For a secondary project, I need basic biography of N. H. Knorr's parents and brother and sister. We have some details, which I have posted on our history blog:

    If you can add to this, please do.

  • new boy
    new boy

    The truth is, that few people know about is this that Knorr was actually raised in the "Hitler Youth." After showing signs of leadership he was assigned by Adolf Hitler himself to come to the Untied States and infiltrate the Watch Tower Bible and tract society. He worked his way up the ranks and became president. This worked out well for the Nazis because Knorr made all JW males noncombatants in WW2 and thus there would be less people that would go to war in this country and fight against the Nazis.

    Do your research it's all right there.

  • Gorbatchov

    I heard they are from Dutch origin.


  • vienne

    NewB, total nonsense. N. H. Knorr lived in the Allentown PA area through all his youth, attending the high school there. He was raised in the Reformed Church in Allentown, not the Hitler youth. He worked part time as a retail clerk when in his teens and attending school.

    Gorb, Someone sent me a genealogy of the family. It suggests they came from Denmark originally. Or at least some of his ancestors did. On the other hand, the family attended the Dutch Reformed Church. I don't know at this point. But I will follow up on your comment.

  • dropoffyourkeylee

    Newboy, you are stupid. Quit it.

  • smiddy3

    new boy was just using satire in his post I don`t think he would have thought anybody would take him seriously .

    I thought his post was quite funny.

    Lighten up folks

  • vienne

    Added some more Knorr family information to our blog. See the link above.

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    didnt he make soup ?

  • new boy
    new boy

    It was a joke light in up!

  • sparky1

    I spotted your satire right away, new boy. Very funny. Perhaps it takes an old time Bethelite that lived under the 'Knorr regime' like we did in order to understand the joke. At any rate, I have an interesting anecdote about Knorr's sister Isabel: It was my privilege assignment, to take Isabel, some assorted Knorr family members and Knorr's private secretary on tour of Watchtower Farms in the 1970's. When we came to the kitchen, she asked to go inside. I politely declined, informing them that it was against New York health codes to have tours examine the kitchen and food preparation area. Whereupon, Knorr's secretary took me aside and asked, 'Do you know who you are talking to?' I replied that I was well aware of who he was and who Isabel was. However, I said that if I broke the rules for them that it would be unfair for the 'rank and file' witnesses who may also wish to enter the kitchen area during a tour and I didn't feel that I could show favoritism. The secretary barged into the kitchen and asked who the overseer was. The kitchen overseer happened to be a boot licking, ladder climbing Bethel Elder. Needless to say, she got her kitchen tour. Remember folks, all Jehovah's Witnesses are equal, just some are more equal than others.

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