Duane C. S. Stoltzfus states in the Preface that the story of brothers Michael, David, and Joseph Hofer and Joseph’s brother-in-law Jacob Wipf, “contributes significantly to one of the darker chapters of this period of American history.” Nearly 100 years later this, story is surprisingly and sadly relevant. In the wake of the attacks on September 11, 2001 the United States, “swept up suspects, the innocent and true warriors alike” and “descended into the ranks of nations that systematically torture prisoners.” While the historical parallels are not exact as they never are, they are nonetheless disturbing. [First paragraph]
Eberle, Donald. 2015. "Review of Stoltzfus, Duane. 2013. Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites during the Great War. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press." Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies 3(1):140-44.