in the Area of Odessa: A Typical Village of the Germans from Russia
Neu-Glückstal im Gebiet Odessa: Eine typische Siedlung der Rußlanddeutschen
By Dr. Richard H. Walth
Published by Klartext-Verlag, Essen, Germany, 2000, 396 pages,
hardcover, English and German text.
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to present
this well-documented book for the Germans from Russia community,
Neu-Glückstal in the Area of Odessa: A Typical Village of the
Germans from Russia. Previous books of detailed histories written
by Dr. Walth include: In Search of a Home: The Germans from Russia
(1991) and Flotsam of World History: The Germans from Russia
between Stalin and Hitler (1996).
In the Foreword, Professor Dr. Udo Arnold, University of Bonn,
writes: "I welcome this more up-to-date and summarized edition
of two books in one work. These regions and their peoples have again
gained a similar function under the present political development,
even though under quite different premises. Therefore, knowledge
of their history is of great importance, not only for those concerned,
for Germany but also for Europe and the world as a whole as our
mutual efforts will still have to solve their problems."
Dr. Walth documents these subjects of colonial village in his
book: history, structure of colonial village, schools and social
influence, continued education and training, and religious life.
In Part 4, he further documents "Neu-Glückstal and Its Inhabitants"
by including map, pictures, plan of farmsteads, ancestors, list
of inhabitants, and statistics.
In the Introduction, Dr. Walth shares these comments: "To begin,
I want to express my pleasure that this book will again be published
in the series of university books by Prof. Dr. Udo Arnold. It is
also certain that this book will again be published in German, English,
and Russian. Even though the book In Search of a Home has
three editions, it is still in great demand especially in the Federation
of Independent States. Even the second edition of Flotsam of
World History is sold out. Latest findings have been added.
In this context, I especially want to point out the introductory
chapter 'Neu-Glückstal as Seen Today' and other additions. This
book is quite sufficient as a means of general information."
of the book by James Gessele