Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark. During the War of the American Revolution, in which both England and France were involved, Mennonites repeatedly requested citizenship in Copenhagen, as, for instance, did Peter Ackerman of Ameland in 1782. Refusal to take the oath of loyalty prevented the granting of the requests. The Danish government sent an inquiry on this matter to the Danish German chancellery, which controlled the German-speaking duchies and understood conditions at Altona, and received the information that it was "a foregone conclusion that no Mennonite would swear a formal oath, but could promise with his Christian yea and nay." But no congregation was ever built up in Copenhagen. The Mennonite Central Committee headquarters for its relief service to the West Prussian Mennonite refugees in Denmark was located in Copenhagen from April 1946 to January 1949.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 548.
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Dollinger, Robert. "Copenhagen (Denmark)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 19 Jan 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Copenhagen_(Denmark)&oldid=94239.
Dollinger, Robert. (1953). Copenhagen (Denmark). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 January 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Copenhagen_(Denmark)&oldid=94239.
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