Journal, Vol. 04, No. 3 – Winter 1981

Cover: The cover of this issue is a reproduction of a 1908 advertisement of a “modern” iron plow manufactured by Johann Hoehn in Odessa.


Two Canadians contribute to the Journal for the first time in this issue. Lawrence Klippenstein has informative articles on ” Kirchliche’ Mennonites in the U.S.S.R.” and “The Mennonite Heritage Centre in Winnipeg.” Felix Kuehn reviews Reisebeschreibung aus Wolhynien und Canada by Ernst Althausen.
Other reviews by Lawrence Klippenstein are of Soviet Evangelicals Since World War II by Walter Sawatsky and Causes and History of the Emigration of the Mennonites from Russia to America by Gerhard Wiebe.
Several articles begun in preceding issues continued here include: “A Voice From the Past: A German-Russian Life” by Christian Welsch; “Aus Heimat und Leben: About My Life and Homeland” by David Weigum; “A History of AHSGR: Groping for Practical Policies 1969-1970” by Adam Giesinger; and another translation by Sally T. Hieb from the Wolhynisches Tagebuch, “The Widows” by Hertha Karasek-Strzygowski.
Another memory of Christmas past is presented from the remembrances of Rosina Kiehlbauch, “Christmas on the Homestead in 1884.”
Dr. Giesinger continues his series on “Villages in Which Our Forefathers Lived: The Germans Who Migrated to Russia via Poland.”
Lawrence A. Weigel contributes another song in “We Sing Our History.”
Two new series begin with this issue: “Escape From Starving Russia” by Edward J. Amend and an annotated update of the items received in our AHSGR Archives since the publication of the revised AHSGR Annotated Bibliography, compiled by Emma S. Haynes.
Edward R. Brandt offers another poem for our enjoyment, “Mennonite Heritage.”

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