Revisiting "Truth & Conviction," on Monday's Access Utah

Apr 28, 2014

Today's Access Utah is a rebroadcast of a program that originally aired April 29, 2013.

In the late 1940s Helmuth Hubener, a Mormon teenager, decided to leave Hitler’s Youth and confront the Nazi regime and his church leaders. Eventually, he was excommunicated from his church and became one of the youngest opponents of the Third Reich to be executed. 

Truth & Conviction film poster

  We’ll examine the conflict of conscience occasioned among Mormons by the extreme circumstances of the Third Reich; and consider the question articulated by German novelist Gunther Grass: Why did [Hubener] know and I didn’t know? We’ll revisit our conversation from last April with Alan Keele, professor emeritus of German studies at Brigham Young University, who gave a talk at USU as part of a symposium series on the Holocaust presented by the USU Religious Studies Program. We’ll also hear excerpts from a documentary film on the subject, “Truth and Conviction”