House for the Hessenpark
Ein Wolgadeutsches Haus Fuer den Hessenpark
"A Volga-German House for the Hessenpark." Volk auf dem Weg, December 2007, 48.
This translation from the original German-language
text to American English is provided by Alex Herzog,
As reported in this issue, following the conclusion
of the 6th Forum for the Encounter Centers in Moscow,
a small delegation of representatives of the Landsmannschaft
traveled to the Volga region to gather information
and conduct negotiations concerning the potential
festivities for the occasion of the 250th anniversary
of the emigration of Volga-Germans.
Among other matters, there were discussions on the
intent of the Landsmannschaft to erect a Volga-German
house in the open-air museum in Neu-Anspach (in the
Taunus [Mountains of Germany]). In fact, this is not
intended to be a new building or a reproduction. Rather,
the intent is to transport an original wooden home
from the Volga region to the Hessenpark.
The fact that there still are valuable objects for
this project is shown by the photos on this page that
were taken by Dr. Alfred Eisfeld in Orlovskoye.
Our appreciation is extended
to Alex Herzog for translation of this article.
to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
by contacting Michael