CTMS Event

Book Launch: European Mennonites and the Holocaust

Feb 18 6:30PM

During the Second World War, Mennonites in the Netherlands, Germany, occupied Poland, and Ukraine lived in communities with Jews and close to various Nazi camps and killing sites. Much of this history was forgotten after the war, as Mennonites sought to rebuild or find new homes as refugees. The result was a myth of Mennonite innocence and ignorance that connected their own suffering during the 1930s and 1940s with earlier centuries of persecution and marginalization.

European Mennonites and the Holocaust (University of Toronto Press, 2021), edited by Mark Jantzen and John D. Thiesen, offers powerful and unflinching examination of this difficult history, with original contributions from a dozen scholars.

This book launch was held as a webinar on February 18, 2021.

Marlene Epp (Conrad Grebel University College)

Panel participants:
Doris Bergen (University of Toronto)
Mark Jantzen (Bethel College)
Dan Stone (University of Winnipeg)
Aileen Friesen (University of Winnipeg)

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