Als Ihre Zeit Erfullt War by Dr. Walter Quiring, Helen Bartel - History of German Mennonites in Russia


First edition of Als Ihre Zeit Erfullt War, a history of German Mennonites in Russia, by Dr. Walter Quiring and Helen Bartel.

Written by Dr. Walter Quiring. Illustrated by Helen Bartel. 1964 first edition, second printing (originally published 1963). Modern Press, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Distributed by the Mennonite Bookstore, Rostern, Saskatchewan.

Walter Quiring (1893 - 1983) was a Russian-born German Mennonite who studied and wrote extensively of the Mennonite experience in Russia and the Soviet-era Mennonite diaspora to Canada, the US, and Latin America.

Als Ihre Zeit Erfullt War
150 Jahre Bewahrung in Russland

Das Volk, Das Sie Aufnahm

"Mit verstandlicher Apannung sahen die Auswanderer ihrer ersten Begegnung mit den Menschen ihrer neuen Heimat entgegen. Und diese Begegnung erfolgte schon bald, nachdem sie in ihren Planwagen die Grenze uberschritten hatten. Sie fuhren in das erste russiche Dorf ein. Und gleich heir begann ihr Staunen und ihr Verwundern, denn ihnen tat sich eine ganz neue Welt auf. Die niedrigen, strohgedeckten Lehmkaten mit den kleinen oft blinden Fensterscheiben, die aus Weidenruten geflochtenen Strassenzaune, die knarrenden Ziehbrunnen, die Manner mit Haaren bis ins Genick und die Frauen in bauschigen Rocken und bunten Kopftuchern - das alles war fur sie fremd und so ganz anders als sie sich dieses Land vorgestellt hatten."

English Translation:

When Your Time Was Done
150 years of preservation in Russia

The people you take

"The emigrants looked forward to their first encounter with the people of their new home with understandable excitement. And this encounter happened soon after they crossed the border in their covered wagons. They drove into the first Russian village. And immediately their astonishment and wonder began, because a whole new world opened up for them. The low, thatched mud cottages with the small, often blind window panes, the street fence woven from willow branches, the creaking fountains, the men with hair down to their necks and the women in puffy skirts and colorful head scarves - all of this was strange to them and so very different from how they had imagined this country."
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Condition*: Very Good/Poor. Dust jacket: Poor condition, as shown. Green cloth cover boards: Slightly frayed at the head and tail of the spine; lightly bumped at the corners; small white spatter on front; loose at hinges but still attached. Inside: Gift inscription on half-title page else pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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