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'Johannes S. Wrobel is writer and researcher [1996 – 2008] on the history of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Germany and their persecution during the national socialist and communist periods. In April 1996, he founded the Watchtower History Archive of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Selters/Taunus (Germany) and directed it until November 2008.
Presently he lives in Bavaria.
He has lectured in Austria, England, Germany, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Israel, and the United States and contributed papers to Hans Hesse (ed.), Persecution and Resistance of Jehovah’s Witnesses During the Nazi-Regime 1933-1945 (Bremen, 2001) and Gerhard Besier and Clemens Vollnhals (eds.), Repression und Selbstbehauptung: die Zeugen Jehovas unter der NS- und der SED-Diktatur (Berlin, 2003). His most recent essays were published in Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte/Contemporary Church History (2003), in Wolfgang Benz and Barbara Distel (eds.), Der Ort des Terrors: Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Konzentrationslager (vols 2 and 4, Munich, 2005 and 2006), and Religion, State & Society, The Keston Journal (no. 34, 2006)'.
Source: Notes on Contributors, in: Religion, State & Society, The Keston Journal, volume 34, Number 2, June 2006, page 87; updated December 2008.
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