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Frischau (Frýsava na Státní Dráze) a village and county in Moravia, about 15 miles east of Znaim. In the 16th century it changed owners a number of times. In 1581 Peter of the

Tschertorej family settled the Hutterian Brethren on his estate, who built their Bruderhof "on the open field." As in Frischau, Hutterian Brethren were also found in the village of Maskowitz. With a short interruption (1597-1598) the Brethren remained in Frischau until the beginning of the Thirty Years' War; 30 July 1619, the house was plundered by the troops of Ferdinand II, and 2 August burned down.


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Author(s) Johann Loserth
Date Published 1956

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Loserth, Johann. "Frischau (Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 26 May 2016.,_Czech_Republic)&oldid=94761.

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Loserth, Johann. (1956). Frischau (Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2016, from,_Czech_Republic)&oldid=94761.

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