A refugee Christmas

Christmas cheer in a bleak time


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In 1929, the local people hosted a Christmas celebration for the Mennonite refugees in the camp in then-Hammerstein, Germany (now Czarne, Poland). A few months later, these families who had fled persecution and deprivation in Soviet Russia moved on to carve out new lives in Brazil and Paraguay.

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Photo (NP015-01-13) from the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies is available to the public in collaboration with MAID: the Mennonite Archival Image Database. Research more images from Mennonite churches and organizations at archives.mhsc.ca.


One Comment on “A refugee Christmas

  1. Thank you for sharing the photo where my grandfather and Harder family passed Christmas 1929

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