Torches Extinguished

Memories of a Communal Bruderhof Childhood in Paraguay, Europe and the USA

by Elizabeth Bohlken-Zumpe

Volume I of the "Women From Utopia" Series

Gertrude Enders Huntington, Series Editor

Introduction by Staughton Lynd

Published 1993 with a two-color glossy cover, 340 pages including 40 pages of photos and maps, perfect bound with index.
This fascinating memoir describes the Bruderhof (aka 'The Hutterian Brethren'), a closed Christian communal sect, from its founding in 1920s Germany by the author's grand-father, Eberhard Arnold, until today. The author's father, Hans Zumpe, led the sect in its wanderings for twenty-five years. Because the Bruderhof's official history vilifies Zumpe's leadership, the author has created an objective account of the "Dark Years," relying on her own, her father's and other ex- members' memories. The book includes an introduction by the distinguished Anabaptist scholar, Gertrude Enders Huntington, a foreword by noted labor attorney Staughton Lynd, forty pages of photos, three maps and a fourteen-page index.

"The best book I've read on the Bruderhof."

John A. Hostetler, author of Amish Society
List price: $17 ISBN Number: 1- 882260 01 5

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