Jehovah's Witnesses under Communist Regimes

@article{Dirksen2002JehovahsWU,
  title={Jehovah's Witnesses under Communist Regimes},
  author={Hans Hermann Dirksen},
  journal={Religion, State \& Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={30},
  pages={229 - 238}
}
  • H. Dirksen
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Political Science
  • Religion, State & Society
Jehovah's Witnesses were severely persecuted under all communist regimes, not only in Eastern Europe and the USSR but also in countries such as China and Cuba. They did not gain religious freedom in any Eastern European country until the fall of the communist systems. In the USSR more than 9000 Witnesses were deported to Siberia within one year in the 1950s. During the 40 years of its existence, more than 6000 Witnesses were imprisoned in the GDR. In addition, many Witnesses experienced a two… 
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