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Path of Thorns:
Soviet Mennonite Life under Communist and Nazi Rule
by Jacob A. Neufeld

Speaker: Dr. Harvey L. Dyck

Friday, 17 April 2015 at 7:00 pm

Clearbrook MB Church
2719 Clearbrook Road,
Abbotsford, BC

For more information please contact:
Mennonite Historical Society of BC
211 - 2825 Clearbrook Road,
Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 6S3
E-Mail: archives@mhsbc.com
Telephone: (604) 853-6177

Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided.

Jacob Neufeld's extraordinary memoir documents his journey from imprisonment in a Soviet labour camp in the 1930s, his epic trek from the Soviet Union first to Germany in 1943 and to Canada in 1949.   Harvey Dyck, emeritus professor of History at the University of Toronto, translated the memoir, edited it and, based on his deep understanding of Soviet Mennonite history, wrote the Introduction and analysis.   Dyck will talk about the relevance of this remarkable book to the present generation.

Book Review: Jacob A. Neufeld.  Path of Thorns: Soviet Mennonite Life under Communist and Nazi Rule.  Ed. and trans. by Harvey L. Dyck and Sarah Dyck. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. 444 pp. Reviewed by John B. Toews