Arnold, Emmy von Hollander (1884-1980)

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Emmy von Hollander Arnold was born 25 December 1884 in Riga, Latvia, the daughter of Heinrich von Hollander, a professor of law, and his wife Monika. Soon after, the family emigrated to Germany and eventually settled in Halle a. d. Saale. Emmy grew up there and, in 1909, married Eberhard Arnold. In 1920, after many years of active evangelistic work and search for full Christian discipleship, they started to live in community with their children, Emmy's sister Else von Hollander and others. Emmy 's other two sisters joined them. Later they adopted the name Bruderhof from the Hutterian Anabaptists. Eberhard acknowledged his indebtedness to Emmy on this journey of faith. The Bruderhof movement (Society of Brothers) recognized her important contribution to their life and history. Emmy died in the Woodcrest Bruderhof, in New York state on 15 January 1980. She was faithful, courageous, and possessed childlike joy into her 96th year.


The following items were all published by Plough Publishing, Rifton, NY:

Arnold, Emmy. Torches Together.(1971, also published in Germany and Sweden.

Arnold, Emmy. Inner Words for Every Day of the Year. 1963.

Arnold, Emmy. "Eberhard Arnold's Life and Work," in Eberhard Arnold: A Testimony to Church Community from his Life and Writings. 1973.

Arnold, Emmy. "Christmas Joy" and "Expectation and Fulfillment" in When the Time was Fulfilled. 1965.

Arnold, Eberhard and Emmy. Seeking for the Kingdom. 1973.

Author(s) Martin Johnson
Date Published 1988

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Johnson, Martin. "Arnold, Emmy von Hollander (1884-1980)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1988. Web. 19 Apr 2018.,_Emmy_von_Hollander_(1884-1980)&oldid=90925.

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Johnson, Martin. (1988). Arnold, Emmy von Hollander (1884-1980). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 April 2018, from,_Emmy_von_Hollander_(1884-1980)&oldid=90925.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, pp. 37-38. All rights reserved.

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