Cover Osteuropa 9-11/2019

In Osteuropa 9-11/2019

Belief and belonging
First-person narration of a young Russian German

Rebekka Hahn

Deutsche Fassung


Among the Russian Germans who have arrived in Germany since the 1990s, there are also Mennonites. They have an intense common life. Religion and a strong sense of community are at the same time resources and restrictions for integration. For members of the second generation, the values and expectations of the community can become a source of tension when they collide with worldly norms and ideals. In each case, the issue is identity and belonging to a group. (Ed.)

(Osteuropa 9-11/2019, pp. 241–253)