Sunday, March 29, 2015

World War II-era Jehovah's Witnesses Pamphlets

Recently I purchased a stack of Jehovah's Witnesses tracts published during the Second War. The covers' imagery offers graphic representation of the Christian denomination's stance on totalitarianism, freedom, and religious salvation in a time of global unrest.


Yellowed and falling apart, these pamphlets are relics, and the Watchtower Tower Bible And Tract Society presence in the buildings where they were produced is soon to be a thing of the past too, as Jehovah's Witnesses have sold off the bulk of its New York-area real estate holdings. (The addresses listed on the pamphlets are 117 Adams Street and 124 Columbia Heights in Brooklyn, New York.) Articles from 2013 on the exodus here and here.

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