Rev. Janzen reflects on the nature of war. How could it be that
police would come to search his home?
wasn't the first act targeting Mennonites. Vandals had already broken
into the Mennonite church and destroyed Sunday School material.
RCMP officers arrived at 8:00 am. The surprised Janzen was in the
middle of shaving.
were these men? Janzen soon found out.
had nothing to hide. They could search the whole house, he said,
but they wouldn't find anything.
was an avid reader. Why were the officers suspicious of this?
officers wanted to know if he was a German. Janzen's answer made
them realize their question wasn't as simple as they thought.
Janzen praying that the Germans would win? No, he replied, war was
wrong no matter who was fighting.
looking around the house and interviewing Janzen, the men concluded
that he was completely innocent.