"I Thought I was Joining for Life"

"I thought I was joining for life. I thought this is what I'm going to do." Watch more of Jan's story, and others who have left the Amish community, in "The Amish: Shunned," premiering February 4th, 2014 on PBS.

My American Experience

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Share Your Story

Do you have a story about the Amish? Have you been to Amish country? Do you know any Amish people? What do you know about the Amish lifestyle? Share your story with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.



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