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By Pamela E. Klassen

So, it was once January the 18 and it was once the center of the evening. And it was once very, very chilly. Snow used to be — we went as regards to knee deep in snow — And we went at the highway going towards Posen, capital of Wartegau. And so we stated, “Let’s take that direction.” simply going by way of the moon and the stars. (Katja Enns)

Going through the Moon and the Stars tells the tales of 2 Russian Mennonite girls who emigrated to Canada after fleeing from the Soviet Union in the course of international struggle II. in keeping with ethnographic interviews with the writer the ladies recount, of their personal phrases, their stories in their wartime fight and flight, their resettlement in Canada and their trip into outdated age. mainly, they inform of the overpowering significance of faith of their lives.

via those extraordinary tales Pamela Klassen demanding situations traditional understandings of faith. The women’s voices, intimate and strong, testify to the significance of faith within the development of private background, in addition to to its oppressive and releasing strength.

Going through the Moon and the Stars might be of significant price to all these attracted to the Mennonites and Mennonite background, faith, women’s reports, ethnic stories and existence heritage.

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And to me, not knowing really what Mennonites meant or anything, I had enough background or I guess, the way we were and the people I met, that we were called Mennonites. But, since I had no religious upbringing, except a few prayers, so I went to the Catholic church with the farmer. I couldn't understand that, the sermons that they had. All of the confession. " Because then your sins are forgiven. So, right from the beginning, and right the time that I stayed there, I thought, if that is religion, or Mennonite, I didn't want to have anything to do with religion.

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