The Russian Germans under the Double Eagle and the Soviet Star

The Russian Germans under the Double Eagle and the Soviet Star: Including a Pictorial History of Cities, Landscapes and People

by Bernd G. Längin
translated by Jack Thiessen and Audrey Poetker
edited by Alex Herzog and Dr. Nancy Herzog
pictorial documentation by Hanns-Michael Schindler
2013
Paperback, 134 pages
Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo, North Dakota

Called by the Czars, banned by the Soviets, the Russian-Germans are well portrayed in this book with outstanding, dramatic historical black and white photographs. Bernd Längin blends these photo images with the important story about the various Germans from Russia ethnic groups. The author paints a picture of the rise and fall of a German minority under the Double Eagle and the Soviet Star. With an effectively unknown fate, a history is recalled before all traces of the German generations on the Volga, in Ukraine, in the Caucasus, Bessarabia, and Volhynia are completely obliterated.

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