BBC: We Visited a Bruderhof Commune
Is Bruderhof a Christian Utopia or a Capitalist Commune? What are your first impressions? This secret group has not allowed cameras in for over a century. Founded in the early 1900’s by a prominent German theologian, the group gained a massive following shortly after World War 2. Since then, most of its followers are second and third generations of the original members. These members commit to the group for life, denouncing all personal assets and agree to work for free in return for food and shelter. The Bruderhof group is still lead by decedents of the same, german family based in Rifton, New York.