Caring Hearts and Sharing Gifts:
For Ukrainian School Children
Journey to the Homeland: Germany and Ukraine, June 1996
North Dakota State University Libraries' Sponsored Tours
With CARING HEARTS from school students, their families, and teachers
in North Dakota and the United States of America, these gifts
are given to the open arms of Ukrainian students and teachers.
These shared gifts are intended to benefit Ukrainian classrooms:
1) encouraging growth of personal skills in literacy, knowledge,
and enrichment and
2) bringing a brighter hope through educational horizons. May
these gifts from CARING HEARTS become strong educational tools
to further launch the cultural enrichment for all
Ukrainian students, their families, and their villages.
American children and students may desire to become future pen-pals.
Particularly students from North Dakota families who share a common
history as descendants of former ethnic German villages, established
on the steppes of southern Ukraine, Moldova, and eastern Romania
during the 19th century. The Ukrainian children and students are
presently living in or near the historic German villages, still
recognizable for their architectural landmarks.
Today, German-American descendants, many of them grandparents,
desire the opportunity to tour the ancestral villages where their
grandparents once walked the streets and worshiped in the churches.
The same streets that today's Ukrainian children and students walk
and play. These North American tourists say thank you for your generous
hospitality, through the share gifts from their grandchildren and
This sharing appeal in the United States is coordinated through
friends, and the sons and daughters of Germans from Russia immigrants
to the Dakota prairies, in contact with Michael M. Miller. His
grandparents immigrated to North Dakota from the German villages
of Krasna, Bessarabia (today Krasnoje), and Strassburg (today
Kutschurgan), both villages located in today's Ukraine.
Michael M. Miller, Tour Director
Journey to the Homeland: Germany and Ukraine
Germans from Russia Heritage Collection
North Dakota State University Libraries
P.O. Box 5599
Fargo, North Dakota 58105-5599 USA