New German-Russian book and documentary
available in July
May 15, 2004
The Glueckstal Colonies Research Association Bicentennial Committee
is on track to present the Glueckstal Book and documentary, "Heaven
Is Our Homeland: The Glueckstalers in New Russia and North America",
in July of 2004. This will be a grand celebration of the founding
of our ancestral colonies of Glueckstal, Neudorf, Bergdorf, and
Kassel between the years of 1804 and 1810.
Many families from the Glueckstal villages of South Russia immigrated
in the late 1800s to the central Dakotas and the West Coast, as
well as, the western Canadian prairie provinces.
The West Coast documentary premiere will be part of the American
Historical Society of Germans from Russia Convention, Modesto, CA,
and will be shown at 1 PM on Saturday, July 10. It will be a hour-long
presentation showing the history of our Glueckstal people in Europe,
South Russia, and North America. The script is narrated by Allyn
Brosz, a well known researcher of the Germans from Russia.
The Midwestern premiere of the Glueckstal documentary will be held
in the auditorium of the North Dakota Heritage Center, Capitol Grounds
in Bismarck, and co-sponsored by the State Historical Society of
North Dakota and the Glueckstal Colonies Research Association, on
July 21 at 7 PM, the evening before the start of the Germans from
Russia Heritage Society Convention (July 22-25, Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck).
If you would like to order
the Glueckstal book and video, click here
Contact: Wishek native Homer Rudolf, Chair,
G200 Project Committee, 4819 W. Seminary Ave., Richmond, VA 23227,
Persons are invited to become members of the Glueckstal Colonies
Research Association (GCRA).
to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
by contacting Michael