Libraries publishes new book, East German Fate by the Black Sea
June 20, 2003
The NDSU Libraries is pleased to announce publication of
this most important 532-page book, "East German Fate by the
Black Sea". The book was translated from German to English
by Ilona Richey, with editing by Ted J. Becker and Corinne D. Becker.
In the Dedication, Ted J. Becker writes: "Dr. Johannes Florian
Mller stands tall with the many others who have written about the
Germans from Krasna, Emmental and Karamurat, as well as, of the
Dobrudscha region of East Romania and its German inhabitants. These
Germans inhabited this region from the mid 19th Century until the
early 1940s. His scope is vast, his insight is deep, his research
is thorough. His years in prison tempered his will to do what he
could to preserve in the daunting task of trying to preserve as
much as possible the heritage of Germans of these villages. His
work reflects all aspects of the life of this unique group of people
and stands as a milepost in preservation efforts.
Part One of Land and People includes: 1) The Dobrudscha; 2) The
German Settlements in the Dobrudscha Region; 3) The Catholic Communities
on the Black Sea; 4) Ancestral Homeland and Immigration; 5) Karamurat;
6) The Church; 7) Priests and Nuns from Karamurat; 8) the Resettlement
of the Dobrudscha Germans in 1940; 9) Life in Camp, Resettlement
and Flight; 10) Victims of World War II from Dobrudscha, 1940-1945;
11) The Second Resettlement from Dobrudscha, 1947; 12) Organization
and Auxiliaries of Dobrudscha Germans; 13) The Dobrudscha Germans
in Canada; 14) Immigration to Brazil; and 15) The Dobrudscha Germans
in the United States and Canada.
Part Two of Culture and Customs includes: 1) The German Farmer
of Dobrudscha; 2) Church Customs; 3) Church and Worldly Festivities;
and 4) German Tradition and Folksong.
The book contains many photographs and listings of names. The book
contains sections of Land and People, Culture and Customs, Songs
of the Dobrudscha Germans, Songs from Karamurat, Poems, Fairy Tales
and Stories, Family Trees and Family Chronicles, Remarks and Source
Material, and Pictures from the Dobrudscha.
To order "East German Fate by the Black Sea", send $60
plus $5 postage payable to NDSU Library. Mail to: Germans from Russia
Heritage Collection, East German Fate by the Black Sea Book, NDSU
Libraries, PO Box 5599, Fargo, ND 58105-5599. Website address to
to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
by contacting Michael