[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Book title/author request dtd 21 Aug 07, follow-up
edies_hook at msn.com
Sat Aug 25 15:29:04 PDT 2007
Hello Fellow Members! Thanks to all who responded to my request for info re
a group of German-Russians who followed a charismatic leader "East" to await
the second coming of Christ.
By "googling" Old Believers, Pietists, Separatists, I found the following
websites that gave additional info:
www.directionjournal.org/article/?1019 Mennonite Millennial Madness
Wikipedia Claas Epp,
Claas Epp Jr. and followers trekked to Tashkent/Bukhara in 1880. When the
promised event did not occur, his disillusioned congregation dwindled and
most returned to Russia.
This is the story that I remember reading, but I still have not learned the
exact book title/author. At least I now know that this was an actual event,
My memory of the WW11 Allied border-crossing denials must have been a
footnote or epilog in the book. It may have been a follow-up on
descendents of this venture. Claas Epp's story occurred 60+ years and
many generations earlier.
Again, thank you for your assistance via these valuable mail lists.
Edith Rimple McKelvy edies_hook at msn.com
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