Title: 1955 ORIGINAL PHOTO ALBUM AND PHOTO DIARY OF THE MASSIVE JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES' 'TRIUMPHANT KINGDOM' ASSEMBLY IN NUREMBURG GERMANY: A CELEBRATION OF JOY AT THE HOME BASE OF THE NAZIS WHO WOULD HAVE DESTROYED THEM
Book Condition: Good+
Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
Publisher: NUREMBURG GERMANY  1955
Seller ID: 0002134
On offer is a super, original scrapbook album and photographic diary detailing an important and significant post War tour of Germany by over 100,000 Jehovah's Witnesses. The 1955 "Triumphant Kingdom" Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses Convention was held at the Nuremberg Stadium, site of many Nazi rallies. The trip and the site and even the name were obviously chosen with care to send a message to Nazis whose dead leader was committed to destroying the Witnesses as he tried with Jews, homosexuals, Gypsies etc. One online source provides: "Conventions have also been organized in some countries where Jehovah's Witnesses were persecuted or were not allowed to preach for some time. Those were very emotional occasions for those who were there. For example, Adolf Hitler had said that he would destroy Jehovah's Witnesses in Germany. But in 1955 in Nuremberg, 107,000 Witnesses had a convention in the same place where Hitler and his supporters used to gather. Many of those there cried because they were so happy." The book was compiled, we believe, was Miss Irene Schwarz from Phoenix Arizona. [While she has not specified ownership her name on some of the postcards slipped between the pages are addressed to her in Phoenix Arizona.] Sailing to Quebec City first then aboard The Arosa Star and her shipboard observations and activities take the first 20 pages followed by 27 pages devoted to touring England, Switzerland and France. Finally they head for Germany for the Triumphant Kingdom Convention and 5 pages are full of photos from that event. While in Germany she takes several photos showing the war damage which is still quite visible considering the war only ended less than 10 years earlier. The 11 x 13 inch scrapbook has about 200 original photos and about two dozen postcards most with handwritten titles which identify the photos. The covers are detached and absent but Overall G+.
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