LESSON

Living Histories: Seven Stories from the Holocaust

Lesson By: USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Range: 9-12
Subjects Covered: History & Geography; Government & Civics; Religion; Psychology; Language Arts; Visual Arts

Franz Wohlfahrt, Jehovah’s Witness: Standing Firm in Faith

Franz Wohlfahrt, Jehovah’s Witness: Standing Firm in Faith

Franz Wohlfahrt

Language: English

A devout Jehovah’s Witness, Franz Wohlfahrt depicts in his testimony the intense suffering he endured in prisons and camps while also demonstrating a determined, unshakable faith. The lesson’s theme, Standing Firm in Faith, explores Franz’s religious convictions and draws upon a poem Franz wrote in 1944 as he faced almost certain death.

So I said, ‘I have still a hope; I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and I have still a hope that we do not suffer in vain. That we have a better time ahead.’

—Franz Wohlfahrt