Skip to comments.The Mormon Senator Who Tried To Save Anne Frank
Posted on 03/08/2012 5:47:26 PM PST by SJackson
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Mormon authors Alan F. Keele and Douglas F. Tobler, in "The Führer's New Clothes," wrote,
"Hitler enjoyed at least as much popularity among German Mormons
as he did among the population in general. His apparent dynamism and self-confidence seemed
to show a way out of the chaos and weakness of the Weimar years...
Some Church members even saw Hitler as God's instrument,
preparing the world for the millennium." The Borks, above,
were among thousands of Mormon families who sent their sons
to fight for the Reich. The vital importance of "Aryan" ancestry
gave new significance to genealogical research, the writers
added in their Sunstone article. "And the Führer himself,
the non-smoking, non-drinking vegetarian who yielded
to no one in his desire for absolute law and order, seemed
to embody many of the most basic LDS virtues."
It was clear, the authors emphasized, that the Church's priority
was to maintain its strength and continue to make converts under the Third Reich.
It actually launched a public relations campaign to reassure
Germany of its fealty. Indeed, an article written for a special issue
of the Nazi Party organ Der Volkische Beobachter by the LDS Mission President
to West Germany, Alfred C. Rees, "abounds in such loaded terms as Volk
and Rasse (race), and a picture of Brigham Young bears the caption,
'Führer der historischen Mormonenpioniere.' Very disturbing
is the way President Rees blatantly parallels Mormonism with
Nazism Mormonism sounds like a fulfillment of Nazi teachings."
LDS Temple Ordinance records indicate that Adolf Hitler was
"baptized" and "endowed" on December 10, 1993, and "sealed"
to his parents on March 12, 1994. These events took place
in the London Temple, in England. Hitler was "sealed" to Eva Braun
on September 28, 1993, in the Jordan River Temple, Utah, and
on June 14, 1994, in the Los Angeles Temple. According to the
Church, these names -- and the names of other high-ranking
Nazi officials and of Mussolini -- have been removed from the registry.
The issue of Mormons posthumously baptizing Jewish people into the
Church continues to resurface regularly.
There appears to have been considerable support for Hitler
within the Mormon cult.... and even substantial collaboration."
Does anyone have an up to date count of how many times the mormons have made that "pledge"?
I would hope this is true, however have never heard of it before now after seventy years as an historian and Utah native and Mormon apostate.
Ping to those who may know.
Meant to ping you too.
The story does not match the headline.
Theoretically Anne Frank maybe have possibly been one of the children saved vs the mormon senator who tried to save Anne Frank.
The LDS is not an exception.
This is why no one understands Romney...all we see is the tip of the iceberg (in fact, the tip he has so studiously prepared for our viewing)!
Sorry not to ping you too. Anne Frank was Dutch and not German if I remember correctly.
Even if Romney pleaded with SLC lds to stop the dead dunking of Jews, and SLC lds said they wouldn’t any longer except they have promised at least six times in the last year this practice would end and it hasn’t.
The Franks were originally from Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
That’s true, though no reflection on his actions.
Thanks for the info. My wife and my family went through that building in Amsterdam back in 1982. Kids have never gotten over that experience. Tour guides were very good but I don’t remember that fact being stated. I am sure that is right. Today I learned that Statins causes loss of memory. That is my excuse and I’m sticking to it. No more damn Crestor for me.
I've not heard of this before, but frankly it doesn't sound like his efforts went anywhere, so that's not surprising. If the article is correct regarding legislation, that part of the record should be out there.
From my perspective there is a lot of bragging going on about the sanctimonious perfection of Mormonism and their intent.
Sometimes it is all made up. I would hope there is a record. If not, it is just more of the same.
I have never heard/read of it either and considering the number of LDS officials who were Nazi’s, Nazi Sympathizers (even in SLC) and SS soldiers, and having read extensively on Nazi/Mormon connections during the war, I don’t believe it.
It looks to me to be more of a puff piece in the wake of the Wiesenthal scandal. LDS often lies and rewrites history to save its sorry *** and THAT is documented.
Don’t know, but Rafael Medoff and the Wyman Institute are serious individuals/institutions with no reason to promote the LDS. I’d believe them. Given the nature of the times, an effort like this was doomed to failure, but I’m willing to give the Senator credit for his attempt. I’d speculate that the timing of the article might be related to the recent controversy over baptising dead Jews.
Note post 17, it’s not from LDS isn’t, Medoff and the Wyman Institure are legitimate sources. As I noted the timing is, well, the timing.
Sorry ass indeed. Live *** translation.
I went through the house in 1966—At the time, I don’t believe it was as big a tourist attraction as it is today. If I remember correctly, the tour was self-guided.
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