Baptism Battle
6/19/2014
The debate over Mormons’ posthumous baptisms of Holocaust victims flared up again last fall when the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors (AGHS) held a press conference to present its claims the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS church) has violated a 1995 agreement to cease such baptisms.
 
Helen Radkey, a researcher the AGHS hired, reported finding several thousand Holocaust victims in the LDS church’s databases of those submitted for proxy baptism, some as recent as last July. Genealogists around the world search for ancestors in the same databases via the church’s FamilySearch Web site.