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Contents List of Illustrations 000 List of Abbreviations 000 Translator's Note 000 Preface to the First Edition 000 Introduction 000 Part 1. The International Bible Students Association 1. IBSA's Beginnings, 1874-1918 000 2. Teachings of the Denomination 000 3. Development and Expansion in the German Reich, 1918-33 000 Part 2. Jehovah's Witnesses in the Third Reich 4. Efforts to Adapt to National Circumstances, 1933 000 5. The Watchtower Society, 1933-35 000 6. Judicial Conflict and Freedom of Religion 000 Part 3. Nonconformist Behavior and State Repression of Jehovah's Witnesses 7. Intensification of the Conflict 000 8. Instruments of Persecution 000 9. Escalating Persecution 000 Part 4. Self-Assertion of Jehovah's Witnesses until 1939 10. Courageous Conviction and Covert Measures 000 11. Organized Resistance Activities 000 12. Jurisdictional Conflicts between Legal Authorities and Police 000 Part 5. Jehovah's Witnesses during the War Years 13. Re-organization of Regional Resistance 000 14. Conscientious Objection of Jehovah's Witnesses 000 15. Prisoners with the "Purple Patch" 000 16. Jehovah's Witnesses at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp 000 Part 6. Conclusion 000 17. Intensity of the Persecution 000 18. Case Study: IBSA in Hamburg 000 19. Social Refusal and Resistance 000 Conclusion to the Third Edition 000 Notes 000 Bibliography 000 Index 000 Illustrations <list needs to be completed: short titles for all illustrations> Figures Tables Photos following page 000 Abbreviations AfW Office for compensation AG Municipal Court B.D.M. National Socialist Association for Girls BA Federal archives BA-MA Federal military archives BBG Tenured Civil Servant Law BEG Federal Compensation Law BGB German Civil Code BGH Federal Court of Justice BHStA Bavarian main state archives Bl. Sheet no. BPP Bavarian Political Police DAF German Worker's Front DCB Document Center Berlin DDR German Democratic Republic DdW Document archives of the German resistance DhN Document Center of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial DJ Deutsche Justiz DJZ Deutsche Juristenzeitung DKBl. Deutsches Kriminalpolizeiblatt DPfar German parish archives DR German Law DRiZ Deutsche Richterzeitung Drs. Printed matter DV German Administration DVerwBl. Deutsche Verwaltungsblätter DVO Implementing Regulation EKD Evangelical churches in Germany ETG Ernst Thälmann Memorial EZA Central Berlin Evangelical Archives FGN Research Office for the History of National Socialism in Hamburg GBu Memorial Buchenwald GG German Constitution GnH Records of act of pardon GStAPrK Secret State Archives of the Prussian Cultural Heritage HJ Hitler Youth organization HRGZ Hanseatische Rechts- und Gerichts-Zeitschrift HRR Decision by the highest court HSG Hanseatic Special Court IfZ Institute for Contemporary History JW Juristische Wochenschrift KmW Wewelsburg District Museum KPD Communist Party of Germany KSSVO Special Penal Regulations during War KStVO War Penal Code KZGDa Concentration Camp Memorial Dachau LA SH State Archives of Schleswig Holstein MAu Auschwitz Memorial MBliV Ministerialblatt für die Preussische innere Verwaltung MD Materialdienst] MfS Ministry for State Security MGRa Memorial Ravensbrück MStGB Military Service Law NHS Unpublished works of Hans Schwarz NSDAP National Socialist German Worker's Party NSV National Socialist Welfare Organization OKH High command of the army OKW Wehrmacht High Command OVG Higher Administrative Court PrGS Preussische Gesetzessammlung PrMdI Prussian Ministry/Minister of the Interior PrOVG Prussian Higher Administrative Court RFSS SS Reich leader RG Reich Court RGBl. Reichsgesetzblatt RJM Reich Ministry, Minister of Justice RKG Reich Military Court RKM Reich Ministry of War RLB Reich Federation for Air Raid Protection RMBliV Ministerialblatt des Reichs- und Preussischen Ministeriums des Innern RMdI Reich Ministry of the Interior RSHA Central Office for Reich Security RuPrMdI Reich and Prussian Minister of the Interior RverwBl. Reichsverwaltungsblatt RzW Administration of justice regarding compensation law SA Armed and uniformed branch of the NSDAP SD SS Security Service SG Special Court SH SG Schleswig Holstein Special Court SLG HH, HSG Public prosecutor's office at the Hamburg Regional Court, Hanseatic Special Court SPD German Social Democratic Party SS Schutzstaffel, a special armed branch of the NSDAP Sta HH State Archives of Hamburg StA M State Archives of Munich StGB German Penal Code StPO Code of Penal Procedure UaP Private documents USHRI United States Holocaust Research Institute VB Völkischer Beobachter VGH Volk Court VOSchdW Amendments involving punishment regulations for the protection of military strength of the German nation VOSchVuS Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of People and State VVN Association of Persecution Victims of the National Socialist Regime WG Military Service Law WTG Wachtturm Bibel- und Traktat-Gesellschaft WVHA SS Central Office for Economy and Administration ZAkDR Zeitschrift er Akademie für deutsches Recht ZBB Zeitschrift für Beamten- und Behördenangestelltenrecht ZJJ Zentralblatt für ugendrecht und Jugendwohlfahrt ZWR Zeitschrift für Wehrrecht <new recto> Translator's Note I would like to express my appreciation to all the people who supported the project of translating Dr. Garbe's excellent contribution to scientific literature.
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Jehovah's Witnesses -- Nazi persecution.
Jehovah's Witnesses -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
National socialism and religion.