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Volkmar Fischer, an Anabaptist peasant of Rohrborn, a village in the district of Erfurt, Hesse, Germany, baptized by Hans Römer, apparently took part in an attack on Erfurt, escaped all persecution, arrived at Basel, where he stayed in the home of Michael Schürer, a tailor from Freiburg. Here he renounced all ideas of revolution and joined the quiet Anabaptists. He left for Bohemia six weeks later, and was imprisoned in Prague for a while. For about a year he was a distiller of whiskey at Kaaden on the Eger, and then worked as a day laborer in various villages in the Erz Mountains. On 1 November 1534 he was arrested by the council of Erfurt and probably executed the following March.

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 649.

Wappler, Paul. Die Täuferbewegung in Thüringen von 1526-1584. Jena: Gustav Fisher, 1913: 41 ff.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956

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Neff, Christian. (1956). Fischer, Volkmar (d. 1535?). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 April 2017, from,_Volkmar_(d._1535%3F)&oldid=80840.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, pp. 333-334. All rights reserved.

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