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Schwaz (Schwatz), a town on the Inn near Innsbruck in Tyrol, Austria, was like Rattenberg and other towns in this area a center of Anabaptist activity 1526-1550. In 1526-1542 twenty Anabaptists died as martyrs at Schwaz, including Hans Schlaffer, and Leonhard Frick both arrested in 1527 and executed in 1528, and Ludwig Fest in 1533. In 1544 many Anabaptists moved from Schwatz to Moravia to join the Hutterite communities.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Schwaz (Tyrol, Austria)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Schwaz_(Tyrol,_Austria)&oldid=77671.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Schwaz (Tyrol, Austria). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Schwaz_(Tyrol,_Austria)&oldid=77671.




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