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Mennonite Alternative Service in Russia

Lawrence Klippenstein

Mennonite Alternative Service in Russia

The Story of Abram Duck and His Colleagues 1911-17

by Lawrence Klippenstein

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Published by Pandora Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religious,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography,
  • Conscientious objectors,
  • Mennonites,
  • Religious aspects,
  • Russia,
  • World War, 1914-1918,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages163
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12221485M
    ISBN 101894710215
    ISBN 109781894710213
    OCLC/WorldCa50023905

      Mennonite history is a story of persecution and resettlement, rifts and rethinking. What started as a tiny band of radicals in the wake of the Protestant Reformation has grown to over one million members today, scattered all over the globe. This book is the English translation of P.M. Friesen's authoritative history of the Mennonite Brethren Church in Russia, Alt-Evangelische Mennonitische Bruederschaft in Russland (–) im Rahmen der mennonitischen Gesamtgeschichte (Halbstadt: Raduga, ). The Historical Commission of the US and Canadian Conferences of Mennonite Brethren Churches commissioned the translation.

    The first to arrive in large numbers, in , were the Mennonites, mainly from the Tauride province of South Russia, who concentrated in Marion, Harvey, and McPherson counties. The other major area of settlement in Kansas, in Ellis, Russell, and Rush counties, was colonized by the Volga Germans of Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and Baptist. A Mennonite in the Alternative Service in Russia. Add to clipboard. CA MHC ; Item [between ] Part of Jacob Dick Alternative Service in Russia Photo Collection. This is a portrait of an unidentified man in the Alternative Service uniform in Russia. He is leaning on a fence with lush foliage in the background.

      This is the book I would have wanted to write myself, as I have always wondered where our family recipies actually originated. I am sorry it is out of print as it is something people of the Mennonite persuasion from the southern Russia area would find a treasure. I have given this (along with Volume II) as a gift whenever I can find s:   ELKHART, Ind., Aug. 5, /PRNewswire/ -- Mennonite Church USA — Mennonite Church USA (MC USA), a historic peace church that actively practices biblically-based peace, justice and.


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Mennonite Alternative Service in Russia by Lawrence Klippenstein Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is a bit of a niche book, but for those interested in the topic it is well worth the read. This book is divided into three parts.

The first is a brief history and explanation of Mennonite Alternative Service in Russia. This is a bit of a dry read mostly due to the vast amount of history that is 4/5. Lawrence Klippenstein and Jacob Dick. Mennonite Alternative Service in Russia: The Story of Abram Dück and His Colleagues, – Kitchener, ON: Pandora Press, Calvin W.

Redekop. The Pax Story: Service in the Name of Christ, – Telford, PA: Pandora Press US, These two books tell quite different and fascinating stories about Mennonite alternatives to.

This book tells the story of Mennonite Alternative Service in Imperial Russia by means of a historical introduction (Lawrence Klippenstein), diaries and memoirs (Jacob Dick, accessing his father's, Abram, story) and a rich collection of photographs.

By that year, the forestry service, or Forstei, had been in existence for some 30 years as a Mennonite alternative to military service in Russia. It had played an important role in Mennonite life, both for the communities as a whole in their relationship to the Russian government and the society around them and for the thousands of young.

The Mennonite congregations were responsible for funding these forms of alternative service, as well as supporting the men's families during their absence, a burden of million rubles annually.

During this time there was a progressive breakdown in the autonomy of the Mennonite colonies and social and financial pressure began to take their. The ample number of photos gives The Russian Mennonite Story a coffee-table-book quality. Maybe the only problem with The Russian Mennonite Story is that it leaves a reader wanting more.

Though the book packs a great deal of information and insights into fewer than pages, Toews didn’t produce a general survey of the Mennonites in Russia. Alternative service. During World War II, Mennonite conscientious objectors were given the options of noncombatant military service, serving in the medical or dental corps under military control, or working in parks and on roads under civilian supervision.

Over 95% chose the latter and were placed in Alternative Service. In a small group of Mennonites in Russia underwent a religious awakening and demanded stricter discipline for church members. They founded the Mennonite Brethren Church, some of whose members left Russia with other Mennonites in the s after they lost their exemption from military service.

The first signs of impending trouble began in when Russia joined Britain and France to fight Germany in WW I. The alternate service work in lieu of military service was not a problem.

The Russian Mennonites spoke German; that was the problem. The Russians suspected that the Mennonites somehow supported the national enemy. Mennonite - Mennonite - North America: Beginning inMennonites emigrated to North America to preserve the faith of their fathers, to seek economic opportunity and adventure, and especially to escape European militarism.

Until the late 19th century, most Mennonites in North America lived in farming communities. They retained their German language, partly for its religious significance and. Get this from a library. Mennonite alternative service in Russia: the story of Abram Dück and his colleagues, [Lawrence Klippenstein; Jacob Dick].

Take a unique journey through the Russian Mennonite past with Paul Toews’ Mennonite Heritage Cruise Lectures. With nearly historic photographs, this coffee-table book offers a rare glimpse into the prosperity, sorrow, and rebirth of the Mennonite story in Russia and Ukraine.

Other Mennonite Publications – Used Books – Order Form (PDF) – Membership Info/Form. MHSA Publications. The MHSA has published the following which are available for sale from the MHSA: Alternative Service for Peace in Canada during World War II, by A.J.

Klassen (Softcover) – $25 (member pricing: $23). There were many Mennonite serving in the Russian army as medics. Since in the late ’s they had done a alternative service called forestry service rather then serve in the regular army.(When this came up that military service of some kind would be demanded in the ,s it caused the great migration to the USA&Canada).

Russia. At first it was anticipated that all Mennonites would leave Russia. When the Russian government in a conciliatory gesture offered them alternative forestry and medical service most of them decided to remain in their villages. But ab of the more conservative Mennonites were determined to leave.

*Germans from Russia F Journal of Mennonite Studies. Winnipeg: University of Winnipeg Chair in Mennonite Studies in cooperation with Canadian Mennonite Bible College, Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society and Mennonite Literary Service, present. Russian Mennonites are descendants of German-Dutch Anabaptists who established colonies in the south west of the Russian Empire, present-day Ukraine, in the s.

Item - A Mennonite in the Altenative Forestry Service in Russia Item - A large tree in the forest and 3 young ladies.

Item - Kornelius Sawatzky in Alternative Service during World War I. Every Mennonite in the small town of Goessel, Kansas knows the date It is emblazoned on the “Turkey Red Wheat Palace,” erected on the centennial of Mennonites’ migration to the Great Plains from Imperial Russia.

Having spent the first years of my life in Goessel, I happen to take as a historical benchmark. Although complex, the book is easy to read and provides a fascinating insight into the different forms of Mennonite alternative service. Klippenstein's introduction sets the scene well.

Dick then takes the reader from the pre-war forest camp at Azov and on into war service in European Russia. Lists of Mennonite Colonists who Migrated to Russia through Grodno in (extracts) Russian State Historical Archives (RGIA) FondO Dielo Translated by Sergei Chaiderman August HTML by Richard D.

Thiessen. List of colonists who remained in the winter quarters of Vorevensky, arriving from Grodno through Zhitomir. But really, what happened to the Mennonites who remained in Russia at the end of the 19th century? Enter The Russian Mennonite Story. This extraordinary book is actually the illustrated print version of a series of lectures given by Paul Toews on Mennonite .This suited the Mennonites just fine, as they placed utmost value on their own religious, educational and economical freedom.

They did, in fact, receive a guarantee of complete religious freedom and unconditional exemption from military service.

The first eight Mennonite families moved to Russia via covered wagon train in