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Author Klassen, Pamela E. (Pamela Edith), 1967-

Title Going by the moon and the stars : stories of two Russian Mennonite women / Pamela E. Klassen
Published Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [1994]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 151 pages)
Summary Tells the stories of two Russian Mennonite women who emigrated to Canada after fleeing from the Soviet Union during World War II. Based on ethnographic interviews with the author the women recount, in their own words, their memories of their wartime struggle and flight, their resettlement in Canada and their journey into old age. Above all, they tell of the overwhelming importance of religion in their lives. Through these remarkable stories Pamela Klassen challenges conventional understandings of religion. The women's voices, intimate and powerful, testify to the importance of religion in the construction of personal history, as well as to its oppressive and liberating potential. Going by the Moon and the Stars will be of great value to all those interested in the Mennonites and Mennonite history, religion, women's studies, ethnic studies and life history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Enns, Katja, 1925-
Janzen, Agatha.
Mennonites -- Ontario -- Kitchener -- Biography.
Mennonites -- Ukraine -- Molochansʹk -- Biography.
Ukrainians -- Ontario -- Kitchener -- Biography.
Women immigrants -- Ontario -- Kitchener -- Biography.
Women -- Ukraine -- Molochansʹk -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Ukrainian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Mennonites
Genre/Form Biography.
Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0889207445 (electronic bk.)
9780889207448 (electronic bk.)