Mennonites

Mennonites · 19. July 2018
Mennonites · 14. June 2018
“Wonderful things are happening in our country at present.” --------------------------------------------------------------------- An Economic Miracle in Siberia Reportage G v a r d e y s k – An economic miracle is afoot in a western Siberian village founded by Mennonite settlers from Ukraine in 1911. Two men around the age of 40, Jacob Dirksen und David Epp, have created a farm there with 14.826 acres of land and 40 employees. Their village was originally called “Waldheim” and was...
Mennonites · 29. July 2017
Half of the Story, Honestly Told ---------------------------------------------------- Review of Benjamin Goossen’s book, “Chosen Nation” M o s c o w -- The “invention” of a Mennonite nation is one outstanding theme in Benjamin Goossen’s dissertation, “Chosen Nation. Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era”, published by Princeton University Press in June 2017. This Mennonite from Kansas with Russian-Ukrainian roots points to the fact that the theory of a Mennonite “nation”...
Mennonites · 30. January 2016
More Aryan than Most Germans – the Mennonites Question Themselves ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Report on a lecture in 2015 S m o l e n s k -- Nazis liked Mennonites. That’s the jolting message delivered by Ben Goossen, a doctoral student at Harvard University, in a lecture at the Mennonite World Conference in Harrisburg/Pennsylvania last July 22. He backed up his thesis with a large photo of the infamous Nazi Heinrich Himmler...
Mennonites · 29. June 2010
Mennonites are Strongest in Siberia --------------------------------------------------------- On the „Omsk Brotherhood“ and other topics M o s c o w – Someone wandering through a pristine village like Mirolyubovka, 80 km west of the West Siberian city of Omsk, could think that he/she was in Paraguay or Mexico. Little girls in pigtails and long dresses run about; one speaks and laughs in Low German (Plattdeutsch). One gets to hear their surnames if one asks: Reimer, Klassen, Wiens, Wiebe,...