Mennonites lived in Prussia/Poland for more than 400 years, but our understanding of the Mennonite experience in this area requires further study. This is the former Mennonite church at Rosengart (now Rozgart), near Elbing (now Elblag). Peter Klassen (1930-2019) has worked hard at shedding light on the Mennonite experience in Prussia. He was born in Crowfoot, Alta., and baptized in Tofield, Alta. He graduated from the University of British Columbia and then did further PhD studies in California. He taught at Fresno State University for about 40 years. His published works include two books on Mennonites in Prussia and include this photo.
For more historical photos in the Mennonite Archival Image Database, see archives.mhsc.ca.