In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, the Hutterites in Moravia discovered themselves wedged between the confrontations of the invading Turks from the east and the Thirty Years’ War in the west. As firm pacifists, they denied infantry service and were compelled to tolerate another episode of farthest persecution.
Many were taken as slaves, most of their young children were forcibly taken from their families, and а large number were executed. As а last assault, in 1621, roughly one-third of the Hutterite survivors past away in а plague, and by 1631 their figures had turned down to less than one thousand(Hutterites 1). These survivors escaped eastward intoSlovakiaandHungaryand subsequent intoRomania.