University of Minnesota

Rempel, Dietrich D., Papers

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Rempel, Dietrich D. b.1886.
Dates: 1985
Abstract: Papers (1985) of Dr. Dietrich D. Rempel consist of an unpublished typescript of memoirs entitled "Holy Cross to the Hammer and Sickle". The memoirs relate events during the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Quantity: 2 linear in.
Language: In English
Collection ID: IHRC2243

HISTORICAL SKETCH

A physician, Rempel (1886) was born in Ukraine in the Mennonite village of Gradenfeld, near the Azov Sea. He was educated at the University of Dorpat, in Estonia, where he met his wife, Welda E. Witzmann. He earned his M.D. in 1913. He served as a medical officer in 1914 in the Russian Army and later for the White Army, until he and his wife fled in 1920, following the Revolution. His siblings were deported to Siberia and remained in concentration camps there. Rempel and his wife wandered in Europe for some time before coming to the United States in 1922. They settled in Minnesota and Dr. Rempel practiced in the Mennonite community of Brownton.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

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The Rempel, Dietrich D. collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Rempel, Dietrich D. Papers, General/Multiethnic Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Physicians.
Ukrainian Americans--Minnesota--Minneapolis.

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