Tape #15 Interview with Nick Fransen
Brock University. Dept. of Sociology.
Multicultural History Society of Ontario.
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Russian-Mennonite immigrants of the 1920's, an interview with Nick Fransen, August 24, 1976. The interview discusses: biographical information, post-Revolutionary conditions, war years, fall of the Tsar and Revolution, Selbstschutz, emigration, local administration, early years in Canada, relationships with (old) Mennonites early immigrant church in Vineland, relationship with the MB's, Ontario conference, language, patriotism (Canada), the Depression. The interview is conducted in German by Henry Paetkau. The accompanying notes are attached. This interview is continued on tape #16.