New book re Backnang Mennonites — translated & available

Here is a new book fresh on the market about a Pax-built village in southern Germany specifically for Mennonite refugees from former Soviet lands in eastern Europe. While it is a familiar story in its broadest terms to nearly all Mennonites in the US and Canada, author Horst Klaassen gives it a deeply personal dimension by focusing on his fellow church members, chronicling where they came from and how they got to Backnang. He wrote it in German, and I translated it to English along with my colleague Mario Wenger.  Klaassen started with the Reformation, tracing the spread of Anabaptism into Slavic speaking territories, establishing themselves over centuries, but then being chased back to the West as a result of WWII.                                                                                                                                              .          Ervie Glick, co-translator, former Paxman                                                                                                                                                   The book is available online at amazon.com KDP.    

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