My Home on the Crimean Steppe

By David Weigum

Translated by Leona Pfeifer and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, Edited by Adam Giesinger. American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1987, 171 pages, softcover.

On the title page, states the following: "A translation of David Weigum's German manuscript, "Aus Heima und Leben," edited by the author's son, Walter Weigum, who contributed the Introduction." The book is a look at everyday life in Ludwigstal, a German village in the Crimea, in the 1880's. The author later became a pastor in the Reformed Church and served in the Black Sea and Volga regions. Many of his relatives came to America during the years 1891 to 1912. The book includes maps, pictures, and a genealogical appendix.

The memoirs of David Weigum are a product of his homesickness, his nostalgia for the Crimea, for Russia, and for his "joyful happy youth."

My Home on the Crimean Steppe

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