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Nazi persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1444
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Nazi persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses
Date(s): 1934-1963
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Centro di Documentazione sui Bibelforscher


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Centro di Documentazione sui Bibelforscher, Centre for the Documentaion of Jehovah's Witnesses, is based in Italy and has no affiliation to any religious denomination.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers regarding the fate of Jehovah's Witnesses during the Nazi era, 1934-1963, include copies of forms with personal details of concentration camp inmates; verdicts in Nazi court cases relating to refusal to bear arms; lists of concentration camp inmates; Gestapo correspondence and testimonies of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
German, French and Italian

System of arrangement:

Chronological by material type.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding aids:

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Centro di Documentazione sui Bibelforscher

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
March 2008

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