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Gebietsamt (Russian, Volost; i.e., district government) was the name (German) of the authority established by Mennonites in Russia to govern a large settlement consisting of a number of villages; its head was the Oberschulze. This form of Mennonite district self-government was transplanted from the Mennonite settlements in Russia to Manitoba, Mexico, and South America.

See also Government of Mennonites in Russia

Bibliography

Francis, E. K. In Search of Utopia: the Mennonites in Manitoba. Altona, MB: D.W. Friesen & Sons, Ltd., 1955; Reprinted Steinbach, MB : Crossway Publications, 2001: 84 f., 90-96.


Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1956


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Krahn, Cornelius. "Gebietsamt." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 29 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gebietsamt&oldid=87683.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1956). Gebietsamt. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gebietsamt&oldid=87683.




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