Jehovah’s Witnesses in Germany
Attendance at the annual Memorial of Christ’s death—267,452
Ratio of Jehovah’s Witnesses to population—1 to 498
Memorial Site in Germany Organizes Traveling Exhibition Recognizing Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses
The traveling exhibition demonstrates that Jehovah’s Witnesses were persecuted for their unwavering faith by both the Nazis and the Communists of the GDR.
Exhibition in Kassel, Germany, Marks 70th Anniversary of Landmark Witness Convention
Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kassel held an exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of the largest gathering of Witnesses in Europe during the aftermath of World War II.
Anonymous No More: Max Eckert Commemorated at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Though Max Eckert, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, died in a concentration camp in relative obscurity, he is now recognized publicly as a man of unshakable faith.
Germany Grants Highest Legal Status to Jehovah’s Witnesses
After more than 26 years of legal proceedings, the Witnesses now have the same legal status as that granted to major religions in the country.
Germany Courts Recognize Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses as Religious Holidays
The Witnesses’ annual conventions are now recognized as religious holidays, reaffirming the right of parents to educate their children according to their religious beliefs.
Commemoration of Brandenburg Liberation Focuses on Jehovah’s Witnesses
Between 1940 and 1945, 127 Witnesses were killed at the prison located in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany. Their story was highlighted during the commemoration.