The history of Mennonites in Russia has been marked by successful frontier community development followed by heartbreaking persecution and flight. There were four major waves of emigration from Russia — the 1870s, the 1920s, the 1940s and the late 1980s to early 1990s. Harold Jantz’s new 720-page book is not another overall narrative. It is a primary-source reference work consisting of every article about Mennonites in Russia that appeared over two years, 1929 and 1930, in Mennonitische Rundshau, a German-language periodical in Winnipeg, Man. Jantz, himself a son of Mennonite refugees from Russia to Canada, undertook the arduous task of editing and translating the articles from German into English. [excerpt from February 4, Mennonite World Review by James C. Juhnke]

Learn more about it from these reviews:
• full review from February 4, 2019 Mennonite World Review by James C. Juhnke
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• Mennonite Heritage Museum

We do not presently have a copy of this book in our collection, but would welcome a donation. Our growing library collection is dependent on the generous donations of the members and friends of Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society and authors and publishers who are able to contribute.