Schrot, Bernhard (16th century)

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Bernhard Schrot, an Anabaptist who was imprisoned in the Oberhaus, a castle in Passau, Germany, in 1535. With 14 brethren he was questioned on 16 September 1535, by the judges of Wegscheid, and confessed that he stemmed from Württemberg. Concerning his faith he confessed that he had been baptized five years previously by Andreas von Weiss, who had been executed at Neuenburg on the Danube; concerning the Münsterites he knew nothing; nor were they his brethren, for they shed blood, something that his group did not do; he had no news of them either by word of mouth or writing; it had never occurred to him to join the Turks; he intended to stay by his faith.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV, 99.

Author(s) Wilhelm Wiswedel
Date Published 1959

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