Photographs from the "Germans from Russia" Class

North Dakota State University, Fargo May, 2002

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Dr. Timothy J. Kloberdanz, class instructor. He is a cultural anthropologist and folklorist who has published extensively on the Germans from Russia. Dr. Kloberdanz has been teaching the class since 1976. Guest lecturer Ron Vossler of the University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, North Dakota). His lecture topic: "Prairie Spass: Humor of the German-Russians."
Students in the "Germans from Russia" class sample the foods before the start of Ron Vossler's lecture.
Pickled watermelon and pickled red beets were prepared by Darvin and Judy Hauff. The recipes are by way of the Bessarabia German colonies. "Käsknepfla" (Cheese Buttons or Cheese Dumplings).
"Blachinda" (baked pumpkin turnovers), a Black Sea German favorite that may be of Rumanian origin. These pastries were prepared at a bakery in Linton, North Dakota. "Bratwurst" and ring bologna from the German-Russian community of Wishek, North Dakota.

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Photography by Michael M. Miller and Dr. Timothy J. Kloberdanz.

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