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Convention Speaker Erika Weidemann Bravo: Mennonites on the Move: German Russians in World War II

This presentation follows Soviet-German Mennonites during World War II from Nazi resettlement to Poland in 1943 through their flight ahead of the advancing Soviet Army in 1945. For those who survived the war and escaped repatriation to the USSR, post-war immigration provided an opportunity torebuild their lives.

Erika (Weidemann) Bravo holds her MA and PhD in History from Texas A&M University where she studied the movement of Germans from Russia in the twentieth century. She currently serves as the editor of the AHSGR Journal and teaches undergraduate courses on immigration and the Second World War.

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