ST. PETERSBURG - The Florida Holocaust Museum has a new exhibition, Jehovah's Witnesses: Faith Under Fire, created by the Arnold-Liebster Foundation. The exhibition consists of 12 text and photo panels and features an original concentration camp letter written by a Jehovah's Witness inmate. The exhibition will be on display through April 30.
Jehovah's Witnesses, a Christian community of 35,000 in Germany and occupied lands, refused to conform to the Nazi ideology of hate. Thrown into Nazi camps, they became eyewitnesses of Nazi genocide. During the Holocaust, 12,500 Jehovah Witnesses were arrested; 2,000 were killed; 370 were executed and 500 children were taken away.