to Dr. Adam Giesinger
Last evening we received word that Dr. Adam Giesinger died "very
quietly" June 5th, 2004, at 3:15 am. Adam had been in the hospital
after collapsing about five weeks ago in his home in Winnipeg, Canada.
He was 95 years of age, born the 6th of February 1909, and shall
be missed dearly by those of us who knew him, especially by his
close-knit and caring family. He will also be mourned by those who
have benefited so greatly from his careful and dedicated research
and publications. His funeral is scheduled for Thursday, June 10th.
Adam had lost much of his eyesight and hearing these last few years.
Still, as was his won't, he continued to take care of himself and
his correspondence beside his collection of books, journals and
scholarly materials. The entire German-Russian community has lost
another of its respected sons and its most beloved historian. We
hope a Moment of Silence might be allotted him at both our summer
Lewis and Dona-Reeves Marquardt, Austin, Texas
to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
by contacting Michael