Church History


    Hope from Charity

    While imprisoned in a concentration camp in World War II Poland, Agnes Veronica Erdos Palm was moved by a young girl’s willingness to share a piece of bread. Her reflection on this incident: “Maybe there was still hope for the world, as someone had managed to remain untouched and pure in the midst of all this insanity. I learned that the hope that the world will be a place where all people ‘shall love our neighbors as ourselves’ is alive as long as there is one person alive practicing it on earth. And this day, it was this girl who exemplified a Christ like life.”

    Haakon G. Palm autobiography, 1975–circa 1995, Church History Library, Salt Lake City