“Died in the Service of Their Fatherland”: Latter-day Saints in Germany, World War I

A glance at Der Stern, the publication of the Swiss-German Mission, suggests that the start of the First World War came as a complete surprise to mission president Hyrum W. Valentine and the missionaries serving in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria-Hungary.

Der Stern missed several issues when Wilhelm Kessler, the paper’s editor, returned to Germany to enlist in the service.

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