Files and library of the Unity of the Brethren

Documentary heritage submitted by Poland and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2015.

© Archiwum Panstwowe W Poznaniu
Or. Elizabeth Bitowska of Lichtenburku and Trzebicy bought a suburb of Trzebicy house next to the house of prayer, allocate it to the hospital for the Unity of brotherly / Waldensians and Picards /. Year: 1565

The files of the Unity of the Brethren are a testimony to a religious contestation preceding Lutheran reforms, a pacifist faction of the Hussite movement, who have chosen to live in communities applying the principles of the Gospel, in social equity, and considerably influenced Protestantism and Modernity. They also testifie to exceptional tolerance in Poland of the time, where the Brethren have emigrated to protect their freedom of religion and find shelter, material foundations for a dignified living, and the right to proclaim their religious and political views. The collection also reflects and showcases activity of persons, who had immense influence on European culture and education systems. 

  • Year of submission: 2014
  • Year of inscription: 2015
  • Country: Poland
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