ARGENTINA: The Poor Ones?

War washed them west from the Ukrainian lands where Catherine the Great had given their fathers refuge two centuries ago. In World War II many of their men had been forced, in spite of the Mennonites' pacifist principles, to fight for the Germans in the retreat from Russia. After victory Russia, which considered the Ukrainian Mennonites as Russian nationals, long refused them permission to leave Germany. Amazingly, as if in answer to a prayer, permission came. Last week, 2,312 of them reached Buenos Aires aboard a Dutch ship chartered by the Mennonite...

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