Aufwärts was a periodical published and edited by Kornelius G. Neufeld, Davlekanovo, Ufa, Russia. It first appeared in 1909 with the subtitle Blätter für Sänger und Dirigenten und für Liebhaber des Christlichen Gesanges. A department was especially devoted to young people, but in general the paper was designed to raise the cultural level of the Mennonites of Russia and to aid song leaders and those interested in music. In the second volume (Zweite Folge) the approach was broadened and the paper was especially addressed to young people. It contained stories, articles from world history (by P. B. Harder), natural science (signed ph.), poems and a column entitled Lose Blätter by Peter Harder, a sort of fiction dealing with the Russian scene.
After 24 issues had been published, the editor explained the discontinuance of the paper by saying that although there was great need for a youth paper he was not in a position financially to publish it. He expressed the hope that he would be able to start a young people's illustrated monthly, which evidently did not materialize as he hoped.
Kornelius G. Neufeld was born in the Molotschna settlement, attended the theological seminary and University of Basel, Switzerland, in 1895-1897, and studied in London in 1905. He was a secondary school teacher and minister in Russia, and came to California in 1914.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 182. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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