The Village of Glückstal
Written and presented in Russian language by Galina
Kammerer, high school student, Glinoye, Moldova, May 23, 2002
Translation from Russian to English by Natalya
Kornfeld, Russian translator for the Germans from Russia Heritage
is well known that our village is a former German colony Glückstal,
and among the people living here are ethnic Germans. I talked
with the elderly German people, learned from them about their
habits, traditions, about the history of their families. Part
of the materials about German colonists will be published in the
journal, "The Annals of the History of Dnjestr River",
in August, 2002. The article is titled "Glinnaya, Glückstal,
Glinoye", and it is devoted mainly to the history of our
village. I would like to study the history of Germans from Russia
in a more systematic way.
The materials about Russian-Germans that I have
collected and studied allowed me to participate in the regional
conference held on March 28, 2002, where I represented the German
culture. The Tiraspol television stations TSV and TVPMR covered
the work of this conference. I have also participated in the television
program on the history of Glückstal. This program was shown
on TSV, Tiraspol, Moldova, April 14, 2002.
I continue my work on this subject. The memory about
my German ancestors is very important for me. My grandfather,
Kammerer Friedrich Fridrichovich, was born in the village of Neudorf
in 1928, and my grandmother, Tihl (or Tiehl) Martha Oskarovna,
was born in the village of Marinova, Odessa region, in 1927. My
great-grandmother, Paulina Lang Rangoldovna, even in the severe
years of the World War II, kept her notes with the German songs.
My German ancestors remember their history and culture, and I
am proud for them and want to learn more about them. [These German
songs in the notebook from Paulina Lang Rangoldovan were donated
to the Glinoye School Museum in 2002].
18 Lenin Street
Our thanks to Elena Kammerer for preparing this
paper and her parentation on May 23, 2002 to the members of the
Glueckstal Memorial Monument Dedication Tour Group.
to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
by contacting Michael