April 2009 Issue
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Understanding the Amish, Step Two
This is a one-stop shock treatment that will rid you of any stereotypical sentiments about the culture. The massive mural in the round captures the long and often brutal history of the Anabaptists’ movement that began in Switzerland in the early 1500s — a time when the state churches (both Catholic and Lutheran) ruthlessly hunted down and killed the dissenters because of their faith.
Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center,
5798 Co. Rd. 77, Berlin 44610, 330/893-3192.