A Mennonite Family in Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union, 1789-1923

A Mennonite Family in Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union, 1789-1923

by David G. Rempel, Cornelia Rempel Carlson
     
 

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"David Rempel combines his first-hand account of life in Russian Mennonite settlements during the landmark period of 1900-1920 with a rich portrait of six generations of his ancestral family, from the foundation in 1789 of the first colony - the Khortitsa settlement - to the country's cataclysmic civil war." Born in 1899 in the Mennonite village of Nieder Khortitsa on…  See more details below

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"David Rempel combines his first-hand account of life in Russian Mennonite settlements during the landmark period of 1900-1920 with a rich portrait of six generations of his ancestral family, from the foundation in 1789 of the first colony - the Khortitsa settlement - to the country's cataclysmic civil war." Born in 1899 in the Mennonite village of Nieder Khortitsa on the Dnieper River, the author witnessed the upheaval of the next decades: the 1905 revolution, the quasi-stability wrought from the Stolypin reforms, the First World War and the threat of property expropriation and exile, the 1917 revolution, and the civil war during which he endured the full horrors of the Makhnovshchina - the terror of occupation of his village and home by bandit horde led by Nestor Makhno - and the typhus epidemic left in its wake.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802036391
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
03/29/2003
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.34(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

The late David G. Rempel received his Ph.D. in history from Stanford University. He was professor of history at the College of San Mateo in California, from 1934 until his retirement in 1964.

Cornelia Rempel Carlson, daughter of David G. Rempel, edited the manuscript for publication.

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