By Jacob J. Neufeld,Harvey L. Dyck,Sarah Dyck
Under Bolshevik and Nazi rule, approximately one-third of all Soviet Mennonites – together with greater than half all grownup males – perished, whereas a mess have been exiled to the east and the north by way of the Soviet mystery police (NKVD). Others fled westward on lengthy treks, looking shelter in Germany throughout the moment global warfare. notwithstanding, at war’s finish, nearly all of the USSR refugees dwelling in Germany have been despatched to the Soviet Gulag, the place many died.
Paths of Thorns is the tale of Jacob Abramovich Neufeld (1895–1960), a admired Soviet Mennonite chief and author, in addition to the sort of Mennonites despatched to the Gulag. along with 3 components – a Gulag memoir, a memoir-history, and a protracted letter from Neufeld to his spouse – this quantity mirrors the lifestyles and affliction of Neufeld’s iteration of Soviet Mennonites. within the phrases of editor and translator Harvey L. Dyck, “Neufeld’s writings increase an easy tale of terror and survival right into a impressive chronicle and research of the cataclysm that swept away his small yet major ethno-religious community.”
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Path of Thorns: Soviet Mennonite Life under Communist and Nazi Rule (Tsarist and Soviet Mennonite Studies) by Jacob J. Neufeld,Harvey L. Dyck,Sarah Dyck