Five beard-cutting attacks on Amish people in the middle of the night— by another group of Amish, who would become known as the Bergholz beard cutters. What could make members of a religious community known for forgiveness and love, act that way?
Johnny Mast was not only was a member of the Bergholz group— he had grown up in it and was the grandson of Bishop Sam Mullet, the leader responsible for planning the attacks. In this eyewitness account, Johnny tells how life in the small, isolated Bergholz group grew increasing stranger under the ever-changing edicts and demands of Sam Mullet, eventually leading to cruel and hateful crimes.
Johnny could see things were going badly awry— but how do you break away from the only life you know?
- Author: Johnny Mast and Shawn Smucker
- 176 pages