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Hutterian Brethren Collected Records


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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A Christian communal organization of Anabaptists founded in Germany in 1920 by Eberhard and Emmy Arnold; persecuted and expelled from Germany by Hitler, they migrated to England in 1936? and to Paraguay in 1940; in 1954 a branch community was begun in the U.S.; in 1961, that group moved to the U.S.; absorbed the Macedonia Cooperative Community in 1957; changed name from Society of Brothers to Hutterian Society of Brothers in 1978; changed name to Hutterian Brethren in 1984; also known as the Bruderhof; communities are also located in Canada; members are pacifist, refuse military service, and do not hold public office or swear oaths.

Includes printed materials: letters, catalogs, and pamphlets.

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