Wednesday, September 3, 2014

An Eye Witness Report About Life Under Hitler

Dr. David R. ReaganPDFBy

In 1979 a book written by Jan Markell was published by Tyndale House entitled Angels in the Camp. It was the gripping story of a Holocaust survivor by the name of Anita Dittman.

This year WND Books republished the book under the new title, Trapped in Hitler's Hell, and they also made a documentary film about the book.

I had heard a lot of good things about the book, but I had never read it. When the new edition was published, I decided to put it at the top of the stack of books I hope to find the time to read. The opportunity came in early July when I was driven by one of my staff members to a church in Oklahoma where I was scheduled to speak.

When I returned to the office, I immediately sent an email message to Jan Markell in which I told her that I found the book to be "mesmerizing, fascinating, informative, inspirational and God-exalting — a masterpiece of writing." I also told her that I was so impressed with it that I was going to purchase a copy for each member of the Lamb & Lion staff.

The foreword to the new edition was written by Ray Comfort, a Messianic Jew from New Zealand who heads up Living Waters Publications and is the co-host (together with Kirk Cameron) of the television program called The Way of the Master. In his foreword, he states:

Trapped in Hitler's Hell is more than just a gripping story. It is living history. It's a human experience of the Christian faith that induces empathy from the reader. I was so moved by its account that I sought out Jan Markell to say how its pages had affected me.
May God use this wonderful publication to remind us of the darkest of times in human history, to help us appreciate liberty and to display the power of Christian faith in times of gross darkness.

Reading these comments by Ray Comfort should prompt you to ask how a Jew's experience in the Holocaust could possibly be a "display of the power of Christian faith." The answer is that Anita Dittman and her mother were both devout Christians, but because of their Jewish heritage, they were considered by the Nazis to be biologically "tainted." They were therefore persecuted, tormented and ultimately imprisoned by the Nazis.

The book concludes with a thought-provoking question: "What nation is not capable of the same kind of tyranny?" Anita's final comment is reassuring:

God's people do not need to fear. God delivers. And if He does not deliver, He sustains. And if He does not sustain, He receives us into His everlasting arms — for He is sovereign! God be praised.

The book runs 203 pages in length. It is illustrated with many very interesting photos.

Trapped in Hitler's Hell
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Anonymous said...

So are we to read this because you believe that we WILL be here for the tribulation? That's the inference I get from your article. Sorry it just read that way to me. Especially considering all the events going on in the world. Last months talking about the Rabbi and his seeing the Messiah & today one about being persecuted.

Billy said...

The scary part is living under the Nazis would truly be like a Sunday school picnic compared to the days in store for those living on Earth in the end days to come.

Nathan Jones said...

The article is referring to the tribulations we go through as Christians, not the event called the Tribulation. While being a Christian does mean having to endure suffering and trials at the hand of man (Jn. 16:33; Phil. 1:27; 1 Thes. 3:3; 1 Pet. 4:12-13), the Tribulation like the Flood is about God's wrath (Isa. 24:22; Zeph. 3:8; 1 Thes. 5:3; 2 Thes. 2:12), and believers in Christ are promised to be exempt from God's wrath (1 Thes. 1:10; 5:9; Rom. 5:9; Eph. 5:6; Col. 3:4; Rev. 3:10). There's an important difference there.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Nathan that clears up a lot. L&L has written so many times that the Jews will be saved during the Tribulation(7year one) and the Rabbi book and articles here seemed to say this was happening now. Also the Hitler articles which are about horrible persecution of the Jews. And so when reading the last quotes (in red) in this article it just seemed like a huge hint that this is the main tribulation Daniel spoke of at the end of the age. You must agree the articles written were about things L&L have warned us about. I hope I am not so ignorant to have completely misread. However if these are not L&L prophetic hints to the believers I am glad. The things that are going on right now in the world look like they were taken straight out of Revelation. And we are still here. Any way thanks Nathan. I rely on the truth here so will end there. God Bless!