Series 14 - Alternative Service in Russia and Canada

Stumpp map of South Russia Group of men in forestry service Group of men in forestry service in Russia Assistant Forester (?) Group of men in forestry service in Russia Gerhard J. Klassen Johann Klassen Forestry service buildings Franz Toews A rabbit hunt Group of men in the Russian forestry service in a funeral procession Carrying a log Forestry men having some fun in the forest Eating lunch in the forest At a Forestry service camp in Russia
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Alternative Service in Russia and Canada


  • [19--]-1974 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records
196 slides (Coll. # 088)
2 hours of sound recording (Cassette # 56)

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This series consists of correspondence related to reunions of men who were in the forestry service in Russia, as well as the Alternative service rendered by conscientious objectors (C.O.'s) in Canada. There are 196 slides pertaining to Forstei workers in Russia and the Alternative Service of C.O.'s in Canada with an accompanying sound recording. There is also a manuscript written by a young American Mennonite soldier of World War I.

Location: Photograph Collection # 088; Cassette #56)

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Inventory file list (Volume 2937: 1-2, 4672: 12-13)

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Gerhard Ens / J.P. Dyck Photograph collection # 149)

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