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We commemorate the victims of dictatorship and persecution

On December 15, 2023, Consul General Thomas Pröpstl presented the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to contemporary witness Simone Arnold-Liebster in Chambéry, near her home in Aix-les-Bains in the French Savoy, for her services to preserving and conveying the memory of the National Socialist tyranny.

The eyewitness Simone Arnold-Liebster is available to schools and youth groups worldwide for free video conferences, which can be accompanied educationally with our educational material. We also support and organize exhibitions and events.

Liberation of Nazi victims in Gusen

Adolphe and Emma Arnold wore the “purple triangle” used in the concentration camps to identify Jehovah’s Witnesses (Bible Students). They were among the approximately 14,000 members of the Christian faith community in Europe who were persecuted under National Socialism.

Liberation of Nazi victims in Gusen

Historical sources document the persecution and moral resistance of Jehovah’s Witnesses and their solidarity with other victim groups. Oral history interviews and testimonies preserve the memory of what happened.

The autobiographies of the founders give a moving account of their personal experiences of persecution and have also gained recognition among experts. We promote the publication of testimonies and research on persecution and resistance.

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Learn more about the founders, the foundation and the activities of the foundation.