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,
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
"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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