"Glueckstal Colonies." Volk auf dem Weg, July 2003, 55.
Translation from German to English by Alex Herzog, Boulder,
On the heels of our successful drive to collect pictures of
the Kutschurgan, we now ask our readers to send us pictures of the
Glueckstal Colonies (Glueckstal, Neudorf, Bergdorf, Kassel, and
Daughter Colonies). For this, as for the previous project, we will
scan your pictures for our archives in our national business office
and return them to you immediately. Our address is: Landsmannschaft
der Deutschen aus Russland, Raitelsbergerstrasse 49, 70188 Stuttgart,
Germany. Please accept our thanks in advance.
Relative to this topic, we are publishing below an article,
written in 2002 by Margaret Aman Freeman, coordinator of the Glueckstal
Colonies Research Association (GCRA), entitled "Dedication
of the Glueckstal Memorial" (with the original translation
from American English to German by Alex Herzog).
For complete text regarding the Dedication of the
Glueckstal Memorial Monument of May 24, 2002, prepared by Margaret
Aman Freeman, coordinator of the Glueckstal Colonies Research
Association, Redondo Beach, California, consult this GRHC website
Our Man in the USA
In the USA, the best known contact and intermediary for our ethnic
group and the Landsmannschaft itself is Michael M. Miller. Of Bessarabian
and Black Sea German ancestry, he speaks passable German and is
very knowledgeable in the history and current status of German-Russians
in the Russian Federation of States, as well as all Germans from
the former Soviet Union living all over the world.
His address is: Michael M. Miller, NDSU Libraries, PO Box 5599,
Fargo, ND 58105-5599. Telephone: 701-231-8416. His e-mail address
Miller is very approachable and, accompanying Americans from the
United States and Canada with German-Russian roots, visits nearly
every year the former Black Sea area settlements of German colonists,
as well as current locales in Germany with major populations of
Aussiedler from the former Soviet Union. Between May 15 and June
10, 2003, he was once again traveling with a larger group to Kiev,
Odessa, Stuttgart, Bonn, Berlin, and other cities.
former church in Glueckstal, now a cultural center in Ginnoye,
Our appreciation is extented to Alex Herzog for translation of this article.
to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
by contacting Michael