In Solitary Witness - A Train to Hell and The Martyr and His Village Summary & Analysis

Gordon Zahn
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In "A Train to Hell," the author states that the previous chapter concludes the story of Jagerstatter's life, but says that there remains the "difficult task of explaining why Jagerstatter decided upon his solitary rebellion" and examining the impact of that rebellion on others. There are some people who believe that Jagerstatter's stand was influenced by his cousin. The two men are close and spend a great deal of time together but the cousin is not a member of the Catholic faith, as Jagerstatter is. This cousin is actually a Jehovah's Witness and Jagerstatter apparently admired the fact that the sect stood against war as a matter of principle. The author notes that this admiration may have impacted Jagerstatter, even if the principles of the sect as...

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