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A Garden Grows: Quakerism in Nazi Germany (Books in Brief)

millsTranslated by Mary Mills. Self‐published, 2014. 90 pages. $5.99/eBook.

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This book, in electronic format only, is a collection of translations from the German essays of Hans Albrecht, clerk of German Yearly Meeting during the Nazi era. Those with an interest in history may be interested to read about not only the efforts of German Quakers to help Jews and others escape from Nazi Germany, but also their establishment of a school in the Netherlands for teachers and children who wished to get out of Germany. Mills has also translated writings by those very children in a separate volume (see universalistfriends​.org for details). This eBook is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

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Karie Firoozmand is Friends Journal's Books editor.

Posted in: April 2015 Books, April 2015: Mentorship: Teaching Our Values, Quaker Book Reviews

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One thought on “A Garden Grows: Quakerism in Nazi Germany (Books in Brief)

  1. Michael Austin Shell says:

    City & State
    Jacksonville, FL
    Thanks for this review.

    Readers may also want to see a Mary Mills’ April 2003 Friends Journal article, “German Quakers and the Trial of George Grosz,” (pp.24–28).

    In addition, The Quaker Universalist Conversations blog has published two posts by Mary Mills which give rich background detail about Hans Albrecht and the Quaker School at Eerde:

    “Hans Albrecht and the Quaker Witness in Nazi Germany” (6/4/2014) — http://​universalistfriends​.org/​w​e​b​l​o​g​/​h​a​n​s​-​a​l​b​r​e​c​h​t​-​a​n​d​-​t​h​e​-​q​u​a​k​e​r​-​w​i​t​n​e​s​s​-​i​n​-​n​a​z​i​-​g​e​r​m​any

    “Recovering History: Hans Albrecht & the Quakers of Nazi Germany” (11/16/2014) — See more at: http://​universalistfriends​.org/​w​e​b​l​o​g​/​r​e​c​o​v​e​r​i​n​g​-​h​i​s​t​o​r​y​-​h​a​n​s​-​a​l​b​r​e​c​h​t​-​t​h​e​-​q​u​a​k​e​r​s​-​o​f​-​n​a​z​i​-​g​e​r​m​any

    Thanks you,
    Mike Shell

    Blog Editor, Quaker Universalist Voices

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