Two Mennonite churches were only 10 miles apart, but concrete, guards, guns, politics, bureaucracy and the Cold War stood between them for 28 years until the Berlin Wall opened Nov. 9, 1989.
Krueger preached a sermon that recalled his experiences as pastor of the church in West Berlin and as liaison to the East Berlin church pastored by Knuth Hansen on Schwedter Street.
Hanspeter Jecker, who teaches at the Mennonite seminary and is president of the Swiss Society for Anabaptist History, rediscovered the farm of Bendicht Schrag, a pioneer of the Swiss Anabaptist . . .
Swiss Mennonites are raising funds to preserve the castle as a museum honoring the memory of Anabaptists who were imprisoned and tortured there as heretics between the 16th and early 18th centuries.