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This article from the Topeka Capital details the efforts of Mennonites to receive an exemption from wartime service during World War I due to their religious views.

Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: November 27, 1917

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This article can be used in conjunction with other material on the difficulties Mennonites, and other German Americans, faced in Kansas during World War I. In particular, this article can be used to help students appreciate the fact that religious views were typically not regarded as a reason to exempt someone from military service.

KS: 11th: 1.7.: challenges German Americans in Kansas faced during World War I

Item Number: 213519
Call Number: K 325.3, M527, v.1, 1873-1979, Mennonite, Clippings
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213519

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