Item 735.0 - Murder of five members of the Tiessen families in 1918

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CA MHC 044-735.0

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Murder of five members of the Tiessen families in 1918

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  • January 1918 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 11 cm

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This is a photo of five members of one family lined up in their coffins. They are Anna Tiessen of Soljonaja estate, Aron Tiessen of the Marienhof estate; and Heinrich H. Tiessen, Peter G. Tiessen and Gerhard H. Tiessen of the Gawrilowka estate. These people were all found murdered in the Schoenfeld Volost near Rosenhof. [HR 261]

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For a detailed review of this event, see Appendix B and C in book entitled "Consider the threshing stone" by David J. Rempel Smucker & Eleanore (Rempel) Woollard, pp. 139-165.

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