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; Mormons in Eastern Europe found themselves mercilessly caught at the center of political and social turmoil during World War II and its aftermath. This book is a completely new collection of firsthand accounts by German and Eastern European Latter-day Saints who suffered unbelievably brutal trials and lived to tell their stories. These personal statements, gathered and translated by Lynn and Faith Hansen, and humbling. "Mama always said, 'Go to bed, then you will not feel the hunger.'" "A fire bomb fell into the bunker and we had to get out because there was so much smoke. As we came out, we saw the entire city on fire."
Despite having their homes bombed and their lives shattered, and despite having to struggle for survival in frozen forests and on foreign streets, these Saints clung to their faith. Their vivid memories and poignant testimonies convey this through and thorugh. Often, prayer was their only ally.
Through the individual stories is the lesson that faith and testimony, obedience and faithfulness will bring blessings from heaven. As one survivor puts it, "The gospel is true. The priesthood of God exists, and we have been mightiliy blessed in the Church, in our families, and also materially in having what we needed to sustain life."
These real-life experiences build faith despite despair, portray hope amid peril, and champion charity in defiance of hate. ; 8.5" x 11"