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April 1, 2021 45 min
“These few words are being set down here as they come from my mind and my heart. And if I must write them with my hands in chains, I find that much better than if my will were in chains.” For Franz Jagerstatter, he somehow recognized the Nazi’s for who they really were. He could see their long game. He knew their ideology was one of destruction and death. Somehow, he knew it. And he also knew he could never be one of them. Franz’s own godson recalled that the only reason he never joined the Hitler youth groups was due to his godfather’s influence. Further Reading/Principle Sources: Zahn, Gordon Charles. 1964. In solitary witness. [Place of publication not identified]: Henry Holt. Jägerstätter, Franz, and Robert A. Putz, Erna Krieg. 2009. Mc Franz Jagerstatter: letters and writings from prison . Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books. Photo Credit: Media Credit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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