New Beginnings: (1988) (121 min.) Mennonite Refugees to South America (1947-48)

Peter and Elfrieda Dyck portray refugees’ trek in 3 segments on this video. Berlin Exodus (60 min), shot in a church in Nebraska, is a one-hour telling by Peter Dyck of the miraculous escape out of the Russian sector in Berlin. Gott Kann, (30 min.) follows the first group of Mennonite refugees out of Berlin on the first transport, the Volendam, and to Paraguay. New Beginnings, (30 min.) shows the three subsequent transports to South America, including the Prussian Mennonite landing in Uruguay, and the hard pioneer beginnings in the new land.

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