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Pacifists in Chains

The Persecution of Hutterites during the Great War

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296 pages

To Hutterites and members of other pacifist sects, serving the military in any way goes against the biblical commandment "thou shalt not kill" and Jesus’s admonition to turn the other cheek when confronted with violence. Pacifists in Chains tells the story of four young men―Joseph Hofer, Michael Hofer, David Hofer, and Jacob Wipf―who followed these beliefs and refused to perform military service in World War I. The men paid a steep price for their resistance, imprisoned in Alcatraz and Fort Leavenworth, where the two youngest died. The Hutterites buried the men as martyrs, citing mistreatment.
Using archival material, letters from the four men and others imprisoned during the war, and interviews with their descendants, Duane C. S. Stoltzfus explores the tension between a country preparing to enter into a world war and a people whose history of martyrdom for their pacifist beliefs goes back to their sixteenth-century Reformation beginnings.

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To Hutterites and members of other pacifist sects, serving the military in any way goes against the biblical commandment "thou shalt not kill" and Jesus’s admonition to turn the other cheek when confronted with violence. Pacifists in Chains tells the story of four young men―Joseph Hofer, Michael Hofer, David Hofer, and Jacob Wipf―who followed these beliefs and refused to perform military service in World War I. The men paid a steep price for their resistance, imprisoned in Alcatraz and Fort Leavenworth, where the two youngest died. The Hutterites buried the men as martyrs, citing mistreatment.
Using archival material, letters from the four men and others imprisoned during the war, and interviews with their descendants, Duane C. S. Stoltzfus explores the tension between a country preparing to enter into a world war and a people whose history of martyrdom for their pacifist beliefs goes back to their sixteenth-century Reformation beginnings.

Pacifists in Chains

The Persecution of Hutterites during the Great War

This edition was published in by Johns Hopkins University Press


Edition Description

To Hutterites and members of other pacifist sects, serving the military in any way goes against the biblical commandment "thou shalt not kill" and Jesus’s admonition to turn the other cheek when confronted with violence. Pacifists in Chains tells the story of four young men―Joseph Hofer, Michael Hofer, David Hofer, and Jacob Wipf―who followed these beliefs and refused to perform military service in World War I. The men paid a steep price for their resistance, imprisoned in Alcatraz and Fort Leavenworth, where the two youngest died. The Hutterites buried the men as martyrs, citing mistreatment.
Using archival material, letters from the four men and others imprisoned during the war, and interviews with their descendants, Duane C. S. Stoltzfus explores the tension between a country preparing to enter into a world war and a people whose history of martyrdom for their pacifist beliefs goes back to their sixteenth-century Reformation beginnings.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Timelines
Chapter One Called to Duty
Chapter Two Forced Migrations
Chapter Three A Nation Rises Up
Chapter Four Standing Trial
Chapter Five The Dungeons of Alcatraz
Chapter Six Enemy on the Home Front
Chapter Seven Midnight at Leavenworth
Chapter Eight Outside Advocates
Chapter Nine Official Misjudgment
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Classifications

Library of Congress
BX8129.B63S76 2014, BX8129.B63 S76 2014

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
296
Dimensions
9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
Weight
13.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26500126M
ISBN 13
9781421411279
LC Control Number
2013006918

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