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Mennozentrum was the executive body and office of the Bureau der Molotschnaer Mennonitischen Vereinigung in South [[Russia|Russia]] organized during the [[Russian Revolution and Civil War|Revolution in 1917]]. At the meeting of the [[Allgemeiner Mennonitischer Kongress (Russia)|Allgemeiner Mennonitischer Kongress]] at Ohrloff in August 1917 the following members were elected to the Mennozentrum, or Zentralbureau, with the highest votes: [[Unruh, Benjamin Heinrich (1881-1959)|B. H. Unruh]] (202), Dr. Peter Dück (192), Heinrich Schröder (182), Heinrich Janz (176), Heinrich Epp (177). This executive body played a significant role in negotiating with the temporary governments such as those of Kerensky and Denikin, the German government, and other organizations including the Verband russischer Burger deutscher Zunge. The first chairman of this executive body was [[Willms, Johann (19th/20th centuries)|Johann Willms]], who was succeeded by B. H. Unruh. At a regional [[Molotschna Mennonite Settlement (Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Molotschna]] meeting of the Kongress at Rückenau, a Studien-kommission was appointed to investigate settlement possibilities abroad for the Mennonites of Russia. Those elected were [[Friesen, Abram A. (1885-1948)|A. A. Friesen]], B. H. Unruh, Heinrich Warkentin, and Daniel Enns. The latter declined to serve as did also his alternate Jakob Neufeld. [[Esau, Johann Jakob (1859-1940)|Johann Esau]] joined the Studien-kommission temporarily. Not much is known about the activities of the Mennozentrum after this.
 
Mennozentrum was the executive body and office of the Bureau der Molotschnaer Mennonitischen Vereinigung in South [[Russia|Russia]] organized during the [[Russian Revolution and Civil War|Revolution in 1917]]. At the meeting of the [[Allgemeiner Mennonitischer Kongress (Russia)|Allgemeiner Mennonitischer Kongress]] at Ohrloff in August 1917 the following members were elected to the Mennozentrum, or Zentralbureau, with the highest votes: [[Unruh, Benjamin Heinrich (1881-1959)|B. H. Unruh]] (202), Dr. Peter Dück (192), Heinrich Schröder (182), Heinrich Janz (176), Heinrich Epp (177). This executive body played a significant role in negotiating with the temporary governments such as those of Kerensky and Denikin, the German government, and other organizations including the Verband russischer Burger deutscher Zunge. The first chairman of this executive body was [[Willms, Johann (19th/20th centuries)|Johann Willms]], who was succeeded by B. H. Unruh. At a regional [[Molotschna Mennonite Settlement (Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Molotschna]] meeting of the Kongress at Rückenau, a Studien-kommission was appointed to investigate settlement possibilities abroad for the Mennonites of Russia. Those elected were [[Friesen, Abram A. (1885-1948)|A. A. Friesen]], B. H. Unruh, Heinrich Warkentin, and Daniel Enns. The latter declined to serve as did also his alternate Jakob Neufeld. [[Esau, Johann Jakob (1859-1940)|Johann Esau]] joined the Studien-kommission temporarily. Not much is known about the activities of the Mennozentrum after this.
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
"Benjamin H. Unruh." <em>Der Bote</em> (26 September 1951): 2.
 
"Benjamin H. Unruh." <em>Der Bote</em> (26 September 1951): 2.
  
 
Protokoll des Allgemeinen Mennonitischen Kongresses (August 1917).
 
Protokoll des Allgemeinen Mennonitischen Kongresses (August 1917).
 
 
 
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Mennozentrum was the executive body and office of the Bureau der Molotschnaer Mennonitischen Vereinigung in South Russia organized during the Revolution in 1917. At the meeting of the Allgemeiner Mennonitischer Kongress at Ohrloff in August 1917 the following members were elected to the Mennozentrum, or Zentralbureau, with the highest votes: B. H. Unruh (202), Dr. Peter Dück (192), Heinrich Schröder (182), Heinrich Janz (176), Heinrich Epp (177). This executive body played a significant role in negotiating with the temporary governments such as those of Kerensky and Denikin, the German government, and other organizations including the Verband russischer Burger deutscher Zunge. The first chairman of this executive body was Johann Willms, who was succeeded by B. H. Unruh. At a regional Molotschna meeting of the Kongress at Rückenau, a Studien-kommission was appointed to investigate settlement possibilities abroad for the Mennonites of Russia. Those elected were A. A. Friesen, B. H. Unruh, Heinrich Warkentin, and Daniel Enns. The latter declined to serve as did also his alternate Jakob Neufeld. Johann Esau joined the Studien-kommission temporarily. Not much is known about the activities of the Mennozentrum after this.

[edit] Bibliography

"Benjamin H. Unruh." Der Bote (26 September 1951): 2.

Protokoll des Allgemeinen Mennonitischen Kongresses (August 1917).


Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1959


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Krahn, Cornelius. "Mennozentrum (Bureau der Molotschnaer Mennonitischen Vereinigung)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mennozentrum_(Bureau_der_Molotschnaer_Mennonitischen_Vereinigung)&oldid=83518.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1959). Mennozentrum (Bureau der Molotschnaer Mennonitischen Vereinigung). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mennozentrum_(Bureau_der_Molotschnaer_Mennonitischen_Vereinigung)&oldid=83518.




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