NDSU Libraries publishes new book about Germans
August 10, 2006
The NDSU Libraries is pleased to announce publication of "The
Germans Under the Tsars, Lenin, and Hitler", by John Phlipps,
Merced, California. Philipps is the author of "Tragedy of the
Soviet Germans" and "The Germans by the Black Sea Between
the Bug and Dnjestr Rivers".
In the "Introduction by the Historical Editor" written
by Steven Herzog, Ph.D., he states: "The value of this book,
therefore, lies in the perspective of its author, John Philipps.
Even though he is not a professional historian, he is admirably
conversant in the basic outlines of Russian history. In particular,
he leans heavily on the iconic works of Conrad Keller and Dr. Karl
Stumpp for discussion of immigration into Russia and the formation
of the German colonies. More importantly, as an eyewitness to conditions
in German-Russian communities, John Philipps adds texture and detail
to the framework that Keller and Stumpp and others have provided.
His account, supplemented with an array of photos and maps, adds
immediacy to these infamous benchmarks of Soviet history and gives
us a sense of how they impacted German communities specifically."
"John Philipps's book provides a unique and important contribution:
the bird's-eye view of a historical narrative coupled with the on-the-ground
perspective of someone who lived his formative years in a German-Russian
Cost of the book is $25 plus $4 postage payable to NDSU Library.
Mail to: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, Germans Under
the Tsars Book, NDSU Libraries, PO Box 5599, Fargo, ND 58105-5599.
Website to order book: library.ndsu.edu/grhc/order/general/tsars.html
to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
by contacting Michael