Jewish Community Outraged By Posthumous Mormon Baptism Of Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal’s Parents
The Mormon Church has apologized, said it’s the action of an individual member, and against church policy.
Rosa Wiesenthal died at the Nazi death camp at Belzec, Poland (its Nazi guards pictured), in 1942, but Asher was killed years before in action as an Austrian soldier in 1915.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints often holds posthumous baptisms and says those who have died can choose to accept or deny it
- They say it’s done because many dead people did not have the chance to be ‘baptised by proper authority during life on earth’
- This is a major issue in the Jewish community because many Jews in the past have been forced to convert to Christianity or murdered if not
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