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Surviving Stalin:
Mennonite Experiences in Collectivization and Beyond
Co-sponsored by the Mennonite Historical Society, Abbotsford
Mennonite colonies were torn apart by the Soviet government as part of its efforts at agricultural reform. The devastation was terrible as people
were displaced, murdered, or sent to prison camps in Stalin’s forced reorganization. Other Mennonites collaborated or became Communist
in their efforts to survive or hold on to what remnants of community life were possible in the face of terror and famine. This lecture reviews
some of the key events, their reasons, and the Mennonite experience during the period in Russia under leadership of Joseph Stalin.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(20229 PD MEN09 A5A) Bruce Hiebert, 1 session, Tue, 7–9 pm, $15. Mar 18


Literary Café
Featuring UFV poets and writers
Each year the Harrison Festival of the Arts works with UFV Continuing Studies to present the very popular Literary Café. This year’s Literary Café takes place Mon, July 14, and will celebrate UFV’s 40th anniversary by featuring a number of UFV staff, faculty, and student writers.

Tickets for the Literary Café will be available at the door or can be ordered at 604-796-3364.

Last updated December 2013

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