Central European Division

A large unit of church organization that functioned from 1929 to 1972, when it merged with the Trans-Mediterranean Division to form the Euro-Africa Division. The Central European Division, with headquarters in Berlin, was formed when the European Division was divided into four parts in 1928. It then included not only Germany but also Austria, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia; the Balkan States of Albania, Greece, and Bulgaria; territory in the Middle East—Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Palestine, Persia (Iran), Sudan, Syria, Transjordan, and Turkey; also Liberia and Spanish and Portuguese colonies in Northwest Africa; and the Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia) in the Far East. Under the Hitler regime, when the German church was not allowed to send mission funds abroad, and so could not support the dis...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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