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Jacob W. Toews letters

This sub series consists of an extensive correspondence between the father, Jacob W. Toews in Ohrloff, S. Russia and his daughters Susanna Toews and Agnes Toews and other family members with his sons Gerhard and William Toews in Leamington, Canada .The letters date from 1927 to 1938. The subject under discussion is mainly emigration, collectivization, starvation, the Five Year Plan, taxation, survival, abductions, arrests, funerals and church life in very difficult times. Part of the family were able to emigrate to Canada but some remained in the Soviet Union.

Toews, Jacob Wilhelm, 1847-1933