'My family is livid because they took him in and cared for him, now he is doing this? They courageously allowed us to follow them on this journey.'Now the TLC site explains: 'Breaking Amish offers an unprecedented look into a rarely seen world, following four Amish people and one Mennonite as they forgo horses and buggies for New York City's taxis and subways' - taking out any reference to 'first time' in New York City. They had already made the decision to go out and see the world, with or without us.
In Ukraine, the Hutterites enjoyed relative prosperity, although their distinctive form of communal life was influenced by neighboring Russian Mennonites.
In time, though, Russia had installed a new compulsory military service law, and the pressure was on again.
They embarked on a series of migrations through central and eastern Europe.
Nearly extinct by the 18th and 19th centuries, the Hutterites found a new home in North America.
Some Hutterites converted to Catholicism and retained a separate ethnic identity in Slovakia as the Habans until the 19th century (by the end of World War II, the Haban group had become essentially extinct).
At this time the number of Hutterites had fallen to around 100.
Some of the abandoned structures from the first wave still stand in South Dakota.
In 1942, alarmed at the influx of Dakota Hutterites buying copious tracts of land, the province of Alberta passed the Communal Properties Act, severely restricting the expansion of the Dariusleut and Lehrerleut colonies.
'The fakeness of these characters supposedly just leaving the community, when in fact, they have been out for many years.'Our Amish and Mennonite producers that we hired introduced us to Amish and Mennonite men and women who were already determined to leave.