Burwalde (Chortitza Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)

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Burwalde (Russian, Baburka), a village of the Mennonite Chortitza settlement, province of Ekaterinoslav, South Russia (now Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine), was founded in 1803 and located eight miles (13 km) from the village of Chortitza. In 1913 the population was 400 and the village had 35 farms and 7,500 acres of land. In 1918 there were 51 farms and a Mennonite population of 536. In 1941 the Mennonite population had decreased to 320 while the total was 683. Seven persons had been killed as a result of the Revolution, four starved to death, 72 were exiled between 1929 and 1941, and 12 were evacuated by the Russians during World War II. Most of the remaining Mennonites were evacuated westward by the Germans in 1943. It is not known how many of them were sent back by the Soviets or how many reached Paraguay or Canada.

Burwalde had its own school and a church building erected in 1864. The congregation belonged to the Chortitza Mennonite Church.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 304.


Map:Baburka (Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1953

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1953). Burwalde (Chortitza Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 February 2023, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Burwalde_(Chortitza_Mennonite_Settlement,_Zaporizhia_Oblast,_Ukraine)&oldid=144039.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 479. All rights reserved.

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