Photographs From a People on the Move: Germans in Russia and in the Former Soviet Union: 1763 - 1997

Volk auf dem Weg: Deutsche in Rußland und in der GUS: 1763 - 1997

"Photographs." Volk auf dem Weg, 1997.

Translation from German to English by Ingeborg W. Smith, Western Springs, Illinois

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A People on the Move: Germans in Russia and in the Former Soviet Union: 1763 - 1997
Bells Are Ringing Again in Omsk, Western Siberia

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of 8/28/1941
Manifesto of Catherine, The Great
My Homeland
Settlement Areas for Germans on the Volga Identified
To my Mother Tongue

Catholic church in Bähr (Kamenka) - Volga Region

Opera house in Odessa
Girls' school in Chortitza, Ukraine
Column of refugees
Parlor in peasant dwelling - (Kamenka) -Elisabethdorf, Volhynia
Evangelical-Lutheran church in Walter (Gretschino) - Volga Region
Farm in Straßburg near Odessa
Großliebenthal near Odessa
Gnadenburg, Caucasus: Plan of a typical Russian-German village
Blessing the harvest in the Crimea
Steam-powered mill in Nikopol, Ukraine
Sugar factory in the Golovtschino area, Kursk
Driving to a wedding
Evangelical church in Eugenfeld, Tauren
Klemens Cathedral in Saratov, Volga region
Peter and Paul Evangelical Church, Moscow
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Odessa
Parish church in Karlsruhe, Beresan region
Mennonite house of worship, Orloff, Molotschna
Mennonite parish church, Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Combination house of worship and school, Hochheim, Ukraine
Central school in Orlovskoje, Volga region
German Gymnasium (high school) Omsk, Siberia
Pedagogical Institute, Engels
Memorial in the Mölln Cemetery
Government building of the Volga- German Republic in its capital, Engels (Pokrovsk), 1938
Refugee column to the Wartheland, 1943/1944
"Refugees" by Viktor Aul
Germans floating down the Wyschegda (Komi ASSR, 1948)
German women working in the woods in their place of exile (Udmurtische ASSR, 1952)
"Woman in the Trud Army," Jakob Wedel, Russian-German painter and sculptor
Demonstration on Red Square in Moscow
The Family Scholenberg, Kara-Balta, Kirghiz, asks for permission to immigrate to Germany
The most important settlement areas of the Russian-Germans, 1939 compared with 1989 [See also map entitled, "Former and present areas of settlement of the Germans in the Soviet Union"]
Agricultural - Urban Germans - Mother tongue
Delegates to the All-Union Conference of the Russian-Germans in Moscow, 1989
Asowo Rayon (district), Playing children
The German Rayon
(district) Halbstadt in
Krosj Altai was already in
existence before WWII

The German villages in
this region were founded
shortly before WWI.

"German Street" in Saratov, Volga
Sign welcoming visitors to Halbstadt
Asowo (near Omsk): Habitations constructed of containers, built with the support of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Bonn
Single family houses in Stepnoje (Volga region), likewise sponsored by the Federal Ministry of the Interior
German festival Heimat (home) 1992 in Volgorad, Kamyschin and Moscow
Former church, now a factory, in Dobrinka, oldest German settlement on the Volga, 1992
A Russian-German woman in Dobrinka reads her Bible every day, 1992
St. Paul's letter to the Philippians, 1:1 - 2:24
Map of the Rayon (district) Halbstadt/Altai
Student choir - Halbstadt
Wreath at the Friedland cross, 1992
and the graves are left behind
"St. Nicholas is coming," Russian-German children's group in Langen, Hessen 1995
Russian-German choir, Karlsruhe
Youth on an outing. Photo: Rainer Schmidt
Alois Reiss
Bundestreffen of the Landsmannschaft of the Germans from Russia
Meritorious Service Medal for Alois Reiss

Our appreciation is extended to Ingeborg W. Smith for translation of this article.

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