Anyone post Rutherford's racist anti Jew letter to Hitler

by Witness 007 2 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Witness 007
    Witness 007
    I think in the late 1930's yearbook Rutherford wrote an aweful letter to Hitler trying to stop the German Witness ban...he referred to hook nose jews"....anyone have it
  • Atlantis

    Try this!

    Go here and scroll down looking to your right.

  • Atlantis

    Scroll down to number 3 here.


    Perhaps the judge was simply anxious to assert that Jehovah's Witnesses were the "true Israel of God," but it seems that he had other reasons for making such a dramatic doctrinal switch without any more detailed explanation. While he may formerly have proclaimed himself a pro-Zionist "friend of the Hebrew people" in the tradition of his predecessor, he occasionally manifested a streak of deep-seated anti-semitism.
    For example, while giving a talk on biblical prophecies respecting the return of the Jews to Palestine at a Canadian Bible Student convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the early 1920s, he interjected:

    "I'm speaking of the Palestine Jew, not the hooked-nosed, stooped-shouldered little individual who stands on the street corner trying to gyp you out of every nickel you've got."


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