Before and during World War II, many members and leaders of the German Seventh-day Adventist church were sympathetic to Hitler and even praised his vegetarianism and abstinence from alcohol as being Adventist in nature. Given the social and political climate of Nazi Germany during this time, to what lengths was the Adventist church willing to go in order to survive?
Beginning in 1926, a woman named Halda Yost was in charge of a German Adventist welfare organization that brought the Adventist church much good will in German society and elevated it to levels of great influence.
Did Yost, using her contacts in the Nazi propaganda ministry, work with a Nazi ambassador and a prominent Adventist General Conference member to promote Hitler in the United States? Was the Adventist church trying to curry favor with the Nazis by supporting Yost in her speaking tour across America?