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Faithful Under Trials: Jehovah's witnesses in the Soviet Union

On three nights in early April 1951, thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses from Ukraine, Moldavia, and the Baltic lands - men, women, and children - were loaded into boxcars and exiled to Siberia. This mass deportation marked a critical moment in the prolonged ideological attack on Jehovah’s Witnesses. Why did the powerful Soviet government regard the Witnesses as a threat? How did they survive and prosper despite decades of unrelenting persecution? In this video, historians and eyewitnesses recount the enlightening and inspiring story. 54 minutes


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