The Swiss Saints Contact the Church, 1944

When the Saints in continental Europe were isolated from Church headquarters by the events of World War II, even the Saints in neutral Switzerland were unable to correspond with Salt Lake – letters written to acting mission president Max Zimmer in Basle were returned to the senders; letters written by Bro. Zimmer and others to Church members in the U.S were likewise undeliverable.

Then in June, 1944, a letter from Bro. Zimmer miraculously made it through – the first word received directly from the Swiss Saints for more than two years. This long letter reported the trials and triumphs and plans of the church in Switzerland during those dark days:

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