What kind of torture and treatment of death did the Jehovah's witnesses?
There were beheadings, firing squads, gas chambers, starvation, etc. I have even read about times when Witness prisoners were made to stand in sub-freezing temperatures while water was poured on them until they froze to death. The United States Holocaust Museum is a good place to learn about NAZI torture, not only of JW's, but all sorts of people who were under NAZI oppression. Here is the web address: http://www.ushmm.org/
Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate most national and religious holidays. However, they annually observe the occasion of Jesus' death, which they call the "Memorial Occasion". On a personal level, many Jehovah's Witnesses do celebrate weddings and wedding anniversaries. They can also enjoy special occasions like weddings, school graduations and baby showers.
celebrate? no, death is rarely if ever a joyful affair for normal people and is usually accompanied with a measure of emotional pain and grief. Jehovah's Witnesses recognise this. Jehovah's Witnesses do celebrate the death of Jesus Christ at their yearly memorial services because of the blessings they believe that particular death procured for mankind.
The punishment for torture depends on state law. In California, torture that results in death is considered murder with a "special circumstance." Under CA Penal Code §190.2(a)(18), any murder with torture is punishable by death or life without parole (or any other early release). In the event of the latter, "life" really means "life."
No, Jehovah's Witnesses are not a ritualistic religion and have few religious customs. They commemorate annually the death of Jesus in early spring and hold regular meetings for prayer and bible study. Preaching is also considered part of their religious practice but they do not have numerious religious festivals, pilgramids or celebrations.
Embalming is not part of the Jehovah's Witness religious practice but there is no objection to it either. Watchtower 15th March 2002 pages 30-31 says ''Would a Christian object to the custom of embalming? From a realistic point of view, embalming is merely delaying the inevitable. From dust we came, and to dust we return at death. (Genesis 3:19) But how long will it be from the time of death until the funeral? If family…