Against the Wall
Johann Huber and the First Mormons in Austria
This is the fascinating and inspiring story of Johann Huber, one of Austria’s earliest LDS converts.
This is the fascinating and inspiring story of Johann Huber, one of Austria’s earliest LDS converts. Huber was a controversial political figure in Haag but soon went from the frying pan into the fire when he informed his neighbors of his LDS baptism in Munich in 1900. For the next decade, he weathered relentless persecution from friends, neighbors, Catholic clerics, the local public school, and government officials. Despite attacks from determined opponents, Huber was extraordinarily loyal to his adoptive faith and played a lead role in laying the foundation of the Church in Austria and its ongoing legacy.
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Published in 2015
In Harm’s Way
East German Latter-day Saints in World War II
Compelling accounts of thousands of members of the Church in East Germany who found themselves in a precarious situation during World War II.
This volume brings together the accounts of hundreds of Church members who survived the war—preserved in hundreds of personal interviews, journals, letters, and photographs. Their stories of joy and suffering are presented in this book against the background of the rise and collapse of the Third Reich. Readers will be amazed at the faith and dedication demonstrated by these Saints, young and old, military and civilian.
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Published in 2009
Under the Gun
West German and Austrian Latter-day Saints in World War II
This volume is filled with gripping and fascinating stories of members of the LDS Church in West Germany and Austria during World War II.
Germany was one of the war fronts where homes were destroyed and friends and families were killed. Unlike American soldiers returning to their homes, nearly half of the German Saints had no home to which to return. Hundreds of them served in the German military while thousands more stayed home and endeavored to keep their families and the Church alive. Their stories of joy and suffering are presented in this book against the background of the successes and collapse of the Third Reich. Readers will be touched at the faith and dedication shown by these Saints—young and old, military and civilian.
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Published in 2011
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