Trapped in Hitler's Hell by Anita Dittman with Jan Markell

Trapped in Hitler's Hell

A young Jewish girl discovers
the Messiah’s faithfulness
in the midst of the Holocaust

By Anita Dittman with Jan Markell
2005, 3rd ed.
Lighthouse Trails Publishing
192 pages, $13.95 Retail
Photos and illustrations

"[W]ill sweep you into 1930s Germany and back with your faith firmly intact." Lee Holman, former editor, Messianic Times

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Anita Dittman, a Jewish believer since the age of seven, speaks to many churches and groups about her experiences during World War II in Germany. She resides in Minnesota.

Since my arrival in America in 1946, it has been my dream
and prayer to share with others the glorious miracles the Lord performed during my twelve and a half years of persecution under the Nazi regime. However, in the Lord’s timing, the book did not take shape until sometime in the winter of 1977, after I had reaffirmed my faith in Jesus Christ and renewed my total commitment to Him during one of Billy Graham’s Crusades on TV.

I dedicate this book to the glory of God and with deepest gratitude in memory of my pastor and beloved friend the late Bishop Ernst Hornig of Germany, who through his perfect Christlike example first led me into a living relationship with my Savior when I was twelve.

My sincere appreciation also goes to my dear friend Dr. H. Allan Talley of Hope Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis whose care and concern for me have been a constant source of comfort and encouragement. He in turn introduced me to the talented young writer of this book Jan Markell. Her friendship and her spiritual depth have had a powerful impact upon my life. May the testimonies on these pages awaken each reader to the full realization that Christ is alive today and that His miracles, love, and forgiveness are unlimited.


Jan Markell has authored nine other books. She is the Director of Olive Tree Ministries, an informative, cutting- edge news ministry that includes her relevant syndicated radio talk show, Understanding the Times, now on 551 radio stations across America.

This book is dedicated to my parents, Ben and Helga Markell.

My father’s Jewish heritage gave me a passion to understand the truth of all things Jewish including the Holocaust. He died a believer in 2001. My mother prayed me through many serious circumstances in life including major illness. She was a Proverbs 31 woman who never gave up hope that her husband would become a believer and I would recover from these illnesses and serve the Kingdom of God in full-time ministry. She died of cancer in 1987, much too soon. I so look forward to our Heavenly reunion.



Be merciful unto me,
O God, be merciful unto me:
for my soul trusteth in thee:
yea, in the shadow of thy wings
will I make my refuge
until these calamities be overpast.
PSALM 57:1

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Romans 8:18