New German-Russian book and documentary available in July

May 15, 2004

The Glueckstal Colonies Research Association Bicentennial Committee is on track to present the Glueckstal Book and documentary, "Heaven Is Our Homeland: The Glueckstalers in New Russia and North America", in July of 2004. This will be a grand celebration of the founding of our ancestral colonies of Glueckstal, Neudorf, Bergdorf, and Kassel between the years of 1804 and 1810.

Many families from the Glueckstal villages of South Russia immigrated in the late 1800s to the central Dakotas and the West Coast, as well as, the western Canadian prairie provinces.

The West Coast documentary premiere will be part of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Convention, Modesto, CA, and will be shown at 1 PM on Saturday, July 10. It will be a hour-long presentation showing the history of our Glueckstal people in Europe, South Russia, and North America. The script is narrated by Allyn Brosz, a well known researcher of the Germans from Russia.

The Midwestern premiere of the Glueckstal documentary will be held in the auditorium of the North Dakota Heritage Center, Capitol Grounds in Bismarck, and co-sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota and the Glueckstal Colonies Research Association, on July 21 at 7 PM, the evening before the start of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society Convention (July 22-25, Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck).

If you would like to order the Glueckstal book and video, click here

Contact: Wishek native Homer Rudolf, Chair, G200 Project Committee, 4819 W. Seminary Ave., Richmond, VA 23227, email:

Persons are invited to become members of the Glueckstal Colonies Research Association (GCRA).

Permission to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested by contacting Michael M. Miller