German Saints at War

Freeman, Robert; Felt, John

Published by Cedar Fort, Inc., 2008
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1599552248 Brand New! LDS Non-Fiction/Historical/WWII (LDS Books) ; During World War II, thousands of young Latter-day Saints became soldiers to fight for their countries. When the Saints at War project started in the year 2000, Directors Robert Freeman and Dennis Wright began their research by focusing on understanding the experiences these Latter-day Saints had during the war. It soon became evident, however, that the story of the war was more involved than just retelling the American experience. For Latter-day Saints, the story of World War II also involved the powerful experiences endured by Church members from Germany. While modest in comparison to the number of accounts received from American soldier-saints, the story of the German Latter-day Saints was perhaps even more compelling. This book shares the impact of war on German Saints. While most of the stories are firsthand accounts from Latter-day Saints who fought for German forces, this book also provides glimpses into the trials endured by civilian Latter-day Saints, who bore such heavy burdens both during and after the war. The war was horrible for both sides. The German LDS soldiers had to make choices based on their knowledge and acceptance of the gospel. It is apparent that these soldiers were just as inclined to live the Word of Wisdom, pray for protection, and uphold moral standards, as were their American Latter-day Saint brethren. They also sought for and received direction from Heavenly Father in moments of danger just as Latter-day Saints from America and other nations did. Drawing from several accounts of German Saints, this book chronicles the effects of war on German Saints, and how through faith and perseverance, they survived this terrible time. ; 7.75" x 10.25"; 288 pages; Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: An excellent addition to the Saints at War series, German Saints at War shares several accounts of faithful German Latter-day Saints during World War II. Including several original photographs and firsthand accounts, this volume explores the culture and lives of German Saints, as they tried to stay true to their faith during this difficult time. With interesting facts and stories in every account, German Saints at War captures the essence of World War II on the German front. This beautiful book includes accounts from Dieter F. Uchtdorf, F. Enzio Busche, and many more.

About the Author: Robert Freeman is the cofounder of the Saints at War Project, which began in the year 2000 at Brigham Young University. Along with friend and colleague Dennis Wright, Freeman began the project in order to investigate the experiences of Latter-day Saints in wartime. In partnership with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at BYU, Freeman and Wright established the Saints at War Collection, which has amassed approximately 3,000 accounts to date. In addition to German Saints at War, other volumes in the Saints at War series have included Saints at War: World War II; Saints at War: Korea and Vietnam; Nineteenth Century Saints at War, and Saints at War: I ll be Home for Christmas. In addition, two companion documentaries have been released and others are planned. Robert welcomes accounts from those who want to share wartime experiences from any war, including current conflicts. Jon R. Felt was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He attended Brigham Young University and earned his bachelor s degree in chemical engineering in 2007. He had the privilege of working as a research assistant with the Saints at War Project for two and a half years while at BYU. His love for and interest in the German people stems from the two years he spent as a missionary in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Jon is currently training to become a physician at the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio. He and his wife, Keriann, are expecting their first child.

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Title: German Saints at War
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Publication Date: 2008
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