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Elisabethtal was a village of the Molotschna settlement in the Ukraine, volost of Gnadenfeld, province of Taurida. It was founded in 1823, had about 5,000 acres of land, and in 1913 a population of 436. The elementary school was attended by 52 children. The inhabitants were members of the Pordenau Mennonite Church, who with the Flemish branch  opposed the merger of the Flemish and Frisians in the 1820s as well as any other innovation (such as the Ohrloff Zentralschule and the Bible Society). Concerning the fate of the village and the congregation under the Soviet government, see Collectivization, Concentration Camps.

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 552.

Author(s) Cornelius Bergmann
Date Published 1956

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Bergmann, Cornelius. "Elisabethtal (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 26 May 2016.,_Zaporizhia_Oblast,_Ukraine)&oldid=94479.

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Bergmann, Cornelius. (1956). Elisabethtal (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2016, from,_Zaporizhia_Oblast,_Ukraine)&oldid=94479.

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