A refugee Christmas
Christmas cheer in a bleak time
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.
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.