Tape #3 Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Johann Bergen
Brock University. Dept. of Sociology.
Multicultural History Society of Ontario.
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Russian-Mennonite immigrants of the 1920's, an interview with Mr. Johann Bergen and Mrs. Bergen, July 15, 1976. The interview discusses the following: biographical information, emigration to Mexico, conditions in Mexico, trip to Canada, arrival in Manitoba, life in Canada, Sanitatsdienst, reasons for emigration, conditions after the revolution, working for the Soviet, conscription and alternative service, Revolution and anarchy, The Selbstschutz, treatment as immigrant in Canada, general comments about leaving Russia, interviewer's comments an evaluation. The interviewer is Henry Paetkau. The accompanying notes are attached.