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Gustav Arnhold’s ministry in the German communities of the former Soviet Union helped to consolidate Seventh-day Adventism in those regions. He was not deterred by persecution or challenges of opposition. He later died as an Adventist martyr leaving a legacy to remember.
Erwin Bauermann served as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor in Germany, assisting Seventh-day Adventists in North Rhine-Westphalia to achieve state recognition.
East Russian Union Mission is part of the Euro-Asia Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. East Russian Union Mission was organized in 1994. Its headquarters are in Novosibirsk, Russia.
Amalia Galladzheva-Löbsack was an Adventist lay pastor in the Soviet Union. She and her husband, Aleksei Galladzhev, were pioneer workers in Georgia and Armenia. Both husband and wife were imprisoned during the times of massive religious repression in the Soviet Union. Amalia Galladzheva-Löbsack was executed on February 4, 1942. Amalia Galladzheva-Löbsack represents many women from the Soviet Union who served the Church in trying times and whose names we do not know.
Aimé-Jacques Girou was a dentist, missionary, preacher, administrator, and author who was instrumental in the establishment and consolidation of the Adventist mission work in Turkey, Belgium, Mauritius, Spain, and Portugal.
Friedrich Hambrock was a dedicated minister, administrator, and mission director in Germany in the 1900s.
Karl G. Harreß was a Seventh-day Adventist pastor who died in a concentration camp during the Third Reich in Germany.
Wilhelm Heinrich Lesovsky served as pastor, youth director educator, missionary, and physician among Adventists in Germany, Czech Republic, the Middle East, and in the United States.
Alfred and Elizabeth Matter were pioneer Adventist missionaries in Kenya, Rwanda, and the Belgian Congo.
Wilhelm Curt Michael was a German Adventist educator, theologian, and author.
Max-Israel Munk was a Seventh-day Adventist of Jewish descent and a survivor of the holocaust.
Richard Munzig was a German Adventist missionary, martyr, and defender of the Adventist faith.
Rudolf Reider was a missionary and language researcher who served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Germany, Liberia, and Tanzania.
Ernst Bruno Simon was a pastor, missionary, and Bible translator.
This article presents an account of the influence and witness of some remarkable martyred and persecuted European Adventists during the political and religious epochs of the Ottoman Empire, Soviet Communism, and German Fascism.
Gustav Ivanovich Zierath was an Adventist pastor, evangelist, and church administrator in Russia.