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Our Relatives: The Persecuted

By Peter Goldade

Xlibris Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006, 551 pages, softcover.


On the book jacket appears the following text: "Our Relatives - The Persecuted," addresses some factor which encouraged the German migration to Russia in the early nineteenth century. However, it primarily focuses on some historical background of twentieth century Russia and the tyranny that existed during that era. Compelling revelations are made of the egregious injustice inflicted by the travesty of a corrupt judicial system. The names of 4,700 ethnic Germans who were arrested in the Odessa jurisdiction and individual arrest records for many of the author's relatives who had the misfortunate of living in Russia during the 1930s and 1940s are included in the book."

"The documentation for the book was retrieved from authenticated KGB records of the Odessa Region Department which currently are retained in the archives of the Ukrainian Security Service Administration for the Odessa Region (USBU)."

The Tables of Contents includes: Chapter 1 - A Brief History; Chapter 2 - The Era of Catherine the Great; Chapter 3 - The Russian Revolution and the Era of Joseph Stalin; Chapter 4 - The Arrests; Chapter 5 - The List of 4,700 Names; Chapter 6 - Reflection.

About the author:

Peter Goldade, was born in North Dakota and reared on his grandfather's homestead. He served three years in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant in Radio and Communications. He was employed for thirty-four years by a major U.S. Aerospace firm as a Sales Marketing Manager. Upon his retirement, he began to devote more time to one of his hobbies - genealogy. His quest for knowledge of his family's lineage has spanned many years and nations. In his search for the family roots, his travels have taken him to Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia. The information obtained from this research, meeting long lost relatives and his journeys end to the creation of this book, and his other books, The Goldade Family History, The Jundt Family History, and The Migler Family History.


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