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Artur Laser fonds

  • CA MHCA Volume 5429
  • Fonds
  • 1992-2007, predominant 1992

This fonds consists of the memoirs of Artur Laser, a German Baptist Christian, who moved into a Mennonite community as a child, lived and went to school in Tiegerweide and Rueckenau, Molotschna, was commandeered to work in a Russian concentration camp in 1940, and who continued to meet and live among German-speaking Baptists and Mennonites, as religious life began to re-organize after Stalin's death. The memoirs provide political background against which many experiences are described from 1933 up until he immigrated to Canada in 1973. The memoirs includes notes on each change of Soviet leadership from Stalin through to Gorbechev, and how it affected religious and social life in the Soviet Union.

Laser, Artur, 1925-

Heinrich "Heinz" Bergen collection

  • CA MHCA Volumes 5514-5517; Photograph Collection 681
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2005, predominant 1993-2005

This collections contains research files related to Heinrich Bergen's work on Kronsgarten and Einlage. The files related to the village of Kronsgarten include files on the Kronsweide Mennonite Church and the villages of Wiesenfeld and Prijut, which had original settlers from Kronsgarten. There is extensive correspondence (some original and copy copied) between Henry Rempel (Montreal), Johann Klassen (Germany) and Jakob Bergen (Saskatchewan). Writers of articles and longer pieces on Kronsgarten or Kronsweide include Isaac P. Klassen (Winnipeg)and Hans Rempel (Virgil)

The Einlage accumulation of materials also has some correspondence, articles, clippings and longer writings. It includes the recollections of Abram A. Martens (1900-1979), who wrote about his memories covering 1907-1927, in German and English. Other writers include Wera Teichroeb, Catharina Martens-Berg and Isaac Reimer.

The photographs in the collection include an 1973 Reunon photo of former residents of Kronsgarten, Wiesenfeld and Prijut. There are also a few historic photos of Kitchkas (formerly called Einlage) such as the construction of the bridge across the Dnieper River and also a view of the hydro electric development project on the river. Eleven photos were taken by a group of Canadian tourist who went to visit the village of Prijut, Ukraine in 2000.

Bergen, Heinrich "Heinz"

Arthur W. Slagel fonds

  • CA MHCA Photograph Collection 665
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1923

This fonds contains 276 photographs taken and received by Arthur W. Slagel during his 3-year assignment with Mennonite Central Committee from 1920-1923. The collection has photos of the relief work in Russia showing various aspects of the work including workers, headquarters, storage, distribution, seeded and distributed crops, transportation, buildings and homes. The photos were taken in locations such as Chortitza, Alexandrosk, Schoenwiese, Rosenthal, Halbstadt, Gnadenfeld, Ohrloff, Nicopol, and Sagradowka. There are images of the 1923 emigration group from Schoenwiese leaving for Canada. There are general scenic photos of the Dnieper rapids, the Kremlin and other sites in Moscow. Some photographs were likely given to Slagel from Mennonite workers in Russia, such as the Solomon Ediger family, the Peter Nikkel family, the Johann Janzen family, the Ohrloff teachers and others. And, finally there are photos of travels taken in England, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland, Egypt, Palestine and Syria.

Slagel, Arthur W., 1891-1943