About Conradi (and his time and lasting influence) : It is the fate of WW I and WW II, but not selfcenteredness : The Friedensau - trained missionary Ernst Kotz founding the “Friedensthal” - Mission and doing a great cultural work by codifying the natives language - with Bible translations - of the tribes in East Africa and writing a top ethnology : “Im Banne der Furcht” Hamburg 1922… And Autrian missionaries Steffen and Lesovsky with his wife going to Bagdad - -
Conradis engagement in Russia (at the railroad depot in Neandertal, as being told by thw witess Oosterwal) : “One ticket fourth class Neandetal - Moscow and back”. His personal impulses to Russia ended with the battle of Tannenberg ( Prussia / Germany 1914) - - - a Nationalist ?? With his “Traktatgesellschaft Hamburg - Bern - Budapest” (!!) ?
As a child I collected my tithe in a tin money box showing the face of Jesus on the one side, the globe on the other. This was a product especially produced for SDA kids in the thirties -also a manifestation of the Conradi spirit. Huenergard, Hasel from somewhere around Frankfurt), Braun ( a former Catholic from Wuerttemberg, married into a Vohwinkel Family, Schneebauer ( a conservative Bavarian) to Austria - Conradis decision. Just wonder, they were accepted in Austria !
A Youth Congress in Chemnitz, Germany - maybe in 1928 - had the logo on posters , on pins - - - : a globe, on this the cross and “AJM” (“Adventjugend Mission”)
Of course those named somehow still worked in the spirit of Colonialism.
Austrian Edwin Ludescher after WW II , later EUD - Preident and GC Vicepresident, was - besides also being the Austrian ambassador there - somwehere on the West Coast. He already fostered African indigenisation, being aware of Colonialisms decay.
Around 1960 people like Fichtberger, Pala, Krakolinig, Obenaus went into the “Mission Field” of the EUD, there then experiencing the very end of Colonialism. They - by their parents homes, their phantasies of future, their personal call for foreign mission - - were still somehow influenced by Conradi.
And at last those in post - WW II time worked in the former colonies of Belgium and France, nations also shaped by the Code Napoleon . Do not neglect the influence of civil and criminal laws and administration structures by their philosophy and their text - here of Code Napoleon. This shapes the thinking . Thoughts and experiences are transmitted by words far more complex and to be misunderstood by those from the next valley than the "delta - delta - charly - roger"of airtcraft pilots. God will forgive.
I apologize for in the moment not quoting exactly, as it concerns times and places.