Church celebrities: assessing an old but contemporary challenge

Her name was Maria Anne Hirschmann.  I don’t even know if she’s still alive.  (Her former husband recently passed away, I am told.)  An Adventist teenager living in the German-dominated Sudetenland of what was then Czechoslovakia, she left home at the age of fourteen to receive advanced training in the Hitler Youth movement.  Soon she became a devout and passionate Nazi, leaving the faith of her childhood behind.

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