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Friedensstimme

Description

Berlin to 1904; Halbstadt, Molotschna to 1920. 1902–1920.

The Friedensstimme (voice of peace) was founded in 1902 by Abraham J. Kroeker, who was its first editor based in Berlin to avoid Russian censorship. In 1904, it was moved to Halbstadt, Molotschna colony where it was printed by Raduga Publishing House. Its goal was to “…provide spiritual nurture, teaching, and support on a broadly Christian basis and in an easily understood language.”

The publication was sporadic during 1917-1920 due to political sensitivities and unrest. In an attempt to work around these issues, the focus changed as well as its name. The Friedensstimme was also published under the name Molotschnaer Flugblatt, Volksfreund, and Nachrichten des Volksfreund.

For more information on this paper, see:

  • John B. Toews, “A Voice of Peace in Troubled Times.” Mennonite Life, September 1972, 93-94.
  • John B. Toews, “The Beginnings of Friedensstimme,” in Mennonite Historian 24/No.3 (Sep 2000), 1-2.
  • Ordered to cease publication as of Nov 1914 (see Mennonitische Rundschau 26 May 1915, 9).  It appears that publication was suspended during 1915–1917.

An index (see below) was made by Peter Letkemann for his own personal research. It includes annotations in German and English and was not originally intended for public use, but Peter has graciously allowed us to post this index for others to use.

Holdings

Note: Links to digital reproductions (PDF) of Friedensstimme (and its various named forms) are located below the holdings list, after a subject index to the 1917–1920 years and reproduction of the Table of Contents for the 1906–1914 years.

Date    Vol.   No.
(Set 1)
1917    15       May 13, Aug 12, Oct 28, Dec 9, 15, 21
1918    16       2–61, 63–65, 67–71, 73–78
1919    17       7, 21, 24, 27–28, 31–36, 38–40, 42–43
1920    17       5–11

(Set 2)
1918    16       2, 6, 13–36, 38, 41–45, 50, 64
1919    17       21, 35, 40, 43
1920    17       6–11

Microfilm Set

Date    Vol.     No.                         Reel
1906    4         15–33, 38–52        FR1
1907    5         1–52                      FR2
1908    6         1–4, 7–52              FR3
1909    7         1–52                      FR4
1910    8         1–102                    FR6, FR7

Note: 1–26 = Series A; 27–50 = Series B

1911    9         1–101                    FR8, FR9
1912    10       1–30, 32–101        FR10, FR11
1913    11       1–26–51,               FR12, FR13
……………………..54–101
1914    12       1–87                      FR14

1908    6         39b–51b                OZ76
1909    7         1b–12b,                FR5
……………………….14b–19b,
……………………….21b–50b, 52b
1910    8         2, 4, 5, 6, 8,            OZ76
……………………….10, 12, 14,
……………………….16, 18, 20,
……………………….22, 24, 26

Note: 1908–1910 = Series B

Index 1917–1920 and Table of Contents 1906–1914

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Name Size
Name Size
Friedensstimme et al index by Peter Letkemann 1917-1920 0.4 MB
Friedenstimme table of contents 1906-1914 5.4 MB

Nachrichten des Volksfreund (1917)

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1917-05-13-Nachrichten 3.4 MB

Molotschaer Flugblatt (1917)

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1917-08-12-MolFlu-R 1.2 MB
1917-10-28-MolFlu-R 1.8 MB
1917-12-09-MolFlu-R 2.9 MB
1917-12-15-MolFlu-R 4.0 MB

Volksfreund (1917, 1918, 1920)

Friedensstimme (1918)

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1918-07-02-Friedenstimme-R 1.3 MB
1918-07-06-Friedenstimme-R 1.2 MB
1918-07-09-Friedenstimme-R 1.2 MB
1918-07-13-Friedenstimme-R 1.4 MB
1918-07-16-Friedenstimme-R 1.2 MB
1918-07-20-Friedenstimme 4.1 MB
1918-07-23-Friedenstimme 3.5 MB
1918-07-27-Friedenstimme-R 2.8 MB
1918-07-30-Friedenstimme 3.4 MB
1918-08-03-Friedensstimme-R 2.7 MB
1918-08-06-Friedensstimme-R 2.4 MB
1918-08-10-Friedensstimme-R 1.7 MB
1918-08-13-Friedensstimme-R 2.7 MB
1918-08-17-Friedensstimme 2.8 MB
1918-08-20-Friedensstimme-R 1.9 MB
1918-08-24-Friedensstimme-R 2.9 MB
1918-08-27-Friedensstimme-R 1.8 MB
1918-08-31-Friedensstimme-R 4.1 MB
1918-09-03-Friedensstimme-R 4.2 MB
1918-09-07-Friedensstimme-R 2.9 MB
1918-09-10-Friedensstimme-R 2.5 MB
1918-09-14-Friedensstimme-R 2.7 MB
1918-09-17-Friedensstimme-R 4.2 MB
1918-09-21-Friedensstimme-R 2.7 MB
1918-09-24-Friedensstimme-R 2.5 MB
1918-09-28-Friedensstimme-R 2.2 MB
1918-10-01-Friedensstimme-R 2.5 MB
1918-10-05-Friedensstimme-R 3.1 MB
1918-10-08-Friedensstimme-R 2.3 MB
1918-10-12-Friedensstimme-R 3.0 MB
1918-10-15-Friedensstimme-R 2.2 MB
1918-10-19-Friedensstimme-R 3.8 MB
1918-10-26-Friedensstimme 3.7 MB
1918-10-29-Friedensstimme-R 2.3 MB
1918-11-02-Friedensstimme-R 2.0 MB
1918-11-09-Friedensstimme-R 1.8 MB
1918-11-12-Friedensstimme-R 2.3 MB
1918-11-16-Friedensstimme-R 2.1 MB
1918-11-19-Friedensstimme-R 1.8 MB
1918-11-23-Friedensstimme-R 2.1 MB
1918-11-30-Friedensstimme-R 2.7 MB
1918-12-04-Friedensstimme-R 2.4 MB
1918-12-07-Friedensstimme-R 3.1 MB
1918-12-11-Friedensstimme-R 3.0 MB
1918-12-14-Friedensstimme 2.1 MB
1918-12-18-Friedensstimme 2.8 MB
1919-01-25-Friedensstimme 3.2 MB
1919-07-12-Friedensstimme 3.7 MB
1919-08-02-Friedensstimme 4.0 MB
1919-08-04-Friedensstimme 3.7 MB
1919-08-10-Friedensstimme 3.4 MB
1919-08-17-Friedensstimme 3.9 MB
1919-09-11-Friedensstimme 4.1 MB
1919-09-14-Friedensstimme 3.5 MB
1919-09-18-Friedensstimme 3.4 MB
1919-09-21-Friedensstimme 3.6 MB
1919-11-07-Friedensstimme 3.5 MB
1919-11-11-Friedensstimme 1.1 MB
1919-11-16-Friedensstimme 3.7 MB
1919-11-23-Friedensstimme 3.5 MB
1919-11-30-Friedensstimme 1.7 MB
1919-12-14-Friedensstimme 1.9 MB
1919-12-21-Friedensstimme 2.1 MB
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