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In other words, they were typical Germans, a few thousand Germans no better or worse than millions of other Germans ...

You should also point out that some Mormon literature referring to Jews as the "chosen people" was banned and some Mormon youths resisted and were imprisoned or executed. Source

62 posted on 12/30/2012 1:48:32 PM PST by x
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Your source is to "Dialogue-A Journal of Mormon Thought"...which isn't evident in the link you posted.

However, from the same source I find the quandry described by Fawn Brody regarding the evidence that the mormons were ignoring the plight of the Jews.

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"Fawn Brodie, therefore, had more than a passing interest in pre-war Nazi
Germany. The Church's position there had become increasingly precarious
as Nazi officials placed more and more restrictions on Church activities. Alfred
C. Rees, mission president for eastern Germany, attempted to ease the situation
by currying favor with Nazi officials. In early 1939 he wrote an article
describing those features within Mormonism he thought would appeal to Germans.
His article, "In the Land of the Mormons," was published in the Nazi
Party's propaganda sheet, the Volkischer Beobachter. Brodie, made aware of
this controversial development by family members close to the scene, was further
distressed to learn that "Rees has encouraged all of the missionaries to
write [similar] articles for the local [German] newspapers." In a 14 June 1939
letter to Dean Brimhall, Fawn commented on the semi-official Church position
vis-a-vis the general German situation: "If the Deseret News is careful not to
offend Germany, and I gather from your statements that it is falling over backwards
on the attempt, it is my guess that first of all the Church is afraid of
complete banishment."
Brodie continued in this same letter to comment on the critical situation
of German-Jewish refugees as Nazi persecution intensified during the late
1930s. The Church, she complained, did not confront this issue editorially in
the Deseret News and thus appeared oblivious to its moral dimensions. Although
Brodie was also sensitive to the difficulty of the Mormon position,
noting that "the Church [in Germany] can ill afford persecution at this
moment," she also attributed Latter-day Saint evasiveness to "the latent anti-
Semitism which exists in every area as provincial as Utah and which is not
dispelled by the Church doctrine that we are all of the 'blood of Israel.' " She
ended the letter with a touch of ironic sarcasm: "I can just hear the good
brethren . . . at home saying — 'of course the persecution of the Jews is terrible
but God moves in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform.' "
On this issue Brodie once again reflected her own ambivalence. On the
one hand, she was very aware of the Church's quandary in Nazi Germany —
difficulties that directly involved her immediate family. But, at the same time,
she was indignant at what she perceived as Latter-day Saint indifference to the
German persecution of the Jews."

Link

70 posted on 12/30/2012 2:15:59 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Romney's gift to the country....Boehner bowing to Obama while kicking the Tea Party.)
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To: x
You should also point out that some Mormon literature referring to Jews as the "chosen people" was banned and some Mormon youths resisted and were imprisoned or executed.

True, LDS Boy Scout Helmuth Hübener was beheaded by the Nazis for treason (distributing homemade anti-fascist pamphlets). The kid was brave and a hero.

Also true, the LDS excommunicated him for committing treason against the Nazis.

71 posted on 12/30/2012 2:25:47 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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