Hermann Grossmann - A Life For The Faith
by Susanne Pfaff-Grossmann
This wonderful biography by his daughter, together with the analytical essay by his son, provide heart-warming insights into the life of a remarkable man.
Artist, scholar, visionary thinker, strategist, administrator and educator – here is a life to inspire all who work actively for a better world. Hermann Grossmann, born in Argentina at the dawn of the 20th century, lived and suffered through that century’s darkest hours with his German countrymen during the First and Second World Wars. But his acceptance of the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh in 1920 and his life-long and world-wide dedication in service to those teachings led to a life filled with light.
Those services include building the institutions of the German Bahá’í community in the 1920s and 30s, the defence of that persecuted community during the tragic years of National Socialism, and the systematic study and explanation of the Bahá’í teachings on peace and the new world order which enabled the resurgence of the German Bahá’í community after the Second World War.
Following his appointment as a Hand of the Cause of God in 1951, the range of Hermann Grossmann’s outstanding and historic activities expanded to include many countries in Europe and South America. This wonderful biography by his daughter, together with the analytical essay by his son, provide heart-warming insights into the life of a remarkable man.
234 pages plus illustrations
23.4 x 15.6 cm (9.75 x 6.25 in)