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Alma Slagel Eigsti Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/493
  • Collection
  • 1946-1993

Alma Slagel Eigsti "adopted" a Russian Mennonite refugee named Margareta Unruh through her Sunday school class at Waldo Mennonite Church in Illinois. Unruh and her family were forced to flee Russia in 1943, first staying in Holland and later immigrating to Paraguay. Eigsti and Unruh corresponded with each other from 1946-1981. In this collection are the letters that Eigsti received from Unruh. The letters describe Unruh's domestic life and her personal needs. There is also a small amount of correspondence from Tina Boschmann.

Eigsti, Alma Slagel, 1893-1989

Arrival in Riga

This is a photo of the arrival of the refugees at the Riga train station. Red Cross personnel, dressed in white, are there to assist them.


Arthur Voth Photographs and Correspondence

  • US MCUSAA HM4/387
  • Collection
  • 1947-1949

This collection consists primarily of well labeled photographic prints documenting Arthur Voth's service with the Mennonite Central Committee in post-World War II Europe.  Photos depict Arthur Voth, his coworkers, refugee camps, German and Austrian Mennonite refugees, and the resettlement process from arrival at a refugee camp to departure.

The letters provide descriptions of the Fallingbostel Refugee Camp, a detailed account of the transport of 213 Mennonite refugees from Austria to Germany in 1948, and personal reflections on the resettlement of refugees.

Voth, Arthur, 1920-2003


This is a photo of five Salvadoran refugee women outside a thatched dwelling in the Valley of Peace settlement. One hundred Salvadoran farming families live in this UNHCR refugee resettlement village in Belize.


Betty Puricelli with children

Betty Puricelli, commissioned by the Conference of the United Mennonite Churches of Ontario to work with Latin American refugees in 1984, sits with a group of Hispanic children. Ontario Women in Mission supported her work. Photograph by Bill Bryson.

Children in El Salvador

This is a photo of three children in a camp for displaces persons in El Salvador. They cannot remember a time when their country was at peace. The U. S. government wants to send $60 million to buy more guns. Church leaders are calling for dialogue and negotiations between the government and the opposition forces.

Ortman, Blake

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