"> Name: The "End of the Axis Powers" booklet from India, 1942

Date:  1926 - 1950

Location:  Asia

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


Artist: J.F. Rutherford, Watchtower and Bible Society/Jehovah's Witnesses

Confronting Bodies: British government in Colonial India

Date of Action: August 1942

Specific Location: India

Description of Artwork: The pamphlet "End of the Axis Powers: Comfort All That Mourn" reads: "British Commonwealth of Nations and the nations supporting that empire. It does not advocate and support Jehovah's Theocratic Government by Jesus Christ, and is...therefore against the Kingdom of God."

Description of Incident: J.F. Rutherford put together the pamphlet during World War II condeming both the Axis and Allied forces. His pamphlet accused the Allies of sinning by not fighting for the "Theocracy." The British colonial powers in India banned the pamphlet and confiscated all copies.

Results of Incident: The pamphlet was forbiden from publication, sale and distribution in August 1942.

Source: Censorship, A World Encyclopedia, ed. D. Jones

Submitted By: NCAC

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