In Solitary Witness Topics for Discussion

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Describe Franz Jagerstatter's life and death. The author presents several possible scenarios about the life change that occurs in Jagerstatter's life. Which do you believe to be true? Why?

What is Jagerstatter's reaction to the Nazi occupation of Austria? What is his reaction when he is called for military service? What is the reaction of the villagers regarding this stand? What is the reaction of his wife? What is the reaction of his mother?

Jagerstatter seeks out advice prior to his refusal to serve in the Nazi military. What is the advice he gets? Why is it important that he sought this advice? Why did he refuse to follow the advice? What is the significance of the advice he received?

Jagerstatter and his wife are each criticized for spending too much time in prayer and in church. Why did people believe that it was a problem? Was...

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