Crucible of Terror: A Story of Survival Through the Nazi Storm

Crucible of Terror: A Story of Survival Through the Nazi Storm

by Max Liebster

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Crucible of Terror recounts in searing detail Liebster's torturous journey through five Nazi concentration camps, including the notorious Auschwitz. It is a drama of survival, but even more, it is a story of hope and moral courage.

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ISBN-13: 9782879531786
Publisher: Editions Schortgen
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Sold by: Libreka GmbH
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 154
Sales rank: 980,777
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Max Liebster was born in 1915 in Reichenbach (Hessen), Germany. After he was freed from the Buchenwald concentration camp, Liebster emigrated to the United States, where he lived from 1947-1956. In September 1956, Liebster married Simone Arnold, who had spent nearly two years in a Nazi penitentiary home because she belonged to the banned community of Jehova's Witnesses. Since 1994 the Liebsters have traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, lecturing at schools, universities, and public events about their experiences. In 2002 the Liebsters established the Arnold-Liebster Foundation to foster education about the Holocaust, human rights, and the lessons of history.

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Crucible of Terror: A Story of Survival through the Nazi Storm 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read and loved this story. It is a must read. His story on the strength of Jehovah's people to carry through with their sovrenty in tact even when choosing torture over giving up their faith. It is an outstanding example for all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The account as told by Max liebster should be required reading for all. It serves as a fine example of what can happen when ANY human decides that others of a different religion, skin complexion, nationality, or ethnicity are not as human as they are. It also tells what can happen when people are moved to blindly follow another man's political ideology without regard to the rights of another individual. I am pleased to have read this book- pleased to have read how the German government (like ALL others past, present, and future) have FAILED to eradicate Jehovah's people, despite the efforts undertaken. Even though the nazi regime is long gone, many others have since then tried the same tactic, and many others will fail. Mr. Leibster has shown what it means to have faith, and what faith can help man accomplish even under the most trying circumstances. His account also shows what real Christians are about.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Many people are aware of the Nazi persecution of the Jews few are fully aware of the persecution of Jehovah's people. But in the face of such evil these timid people held fast to their conviction. I am so proud to be one of such a people.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 2 days because I just couldn't put it down. Max Liebster vividly detailed the fear, anger and despair he felt undergoing horrible persecution at the hands or a deranged madman and those who blindly followed his twisted nationalistic fervor. He also gave wonderful insight into the plight of the 'Purple Triangles'- the Bible Students who refused to put their allegiance to Jehovah God second, even with the threat of death looming constantly over their heads. Instead of blaming God for their suffering, they put the blame squarely on the shoulders of the real perpetrator, and in doing so, helped Mr. Leibster find the strength to endure. I came away from this book more determined to uphold Jehovah's sovereignty, and perhaps find the courage that my spiritual brothers showed during their trials. In my humble opinion, Max Liebster's story should be required reading in discussions of the plight of Jews during the Holocaust, and also the little known plight of the Bible Students, as Jehovah's Witnesses were then known. A true tale of love and firm determination! Forward, you Witnesses!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've ever read!A must read for everyone! I have read it several times, and plan to read it again! That is if my friends return the book long enough for me to re-read it. We all love this book as well as his wife's book "Facing the Lion". I think about the contents of the book in many situations. It provided encouragement during brutal chemotherapy side effects and many other difficult times. You will benefit from reading this - for years!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its just awefull what these people went through. The auther is a wittness and he just died recently.
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