[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Migrations of people--Germans to Wohlynia

Christopher Menke menke5616 at sbcglobal.net
Sun Apr 16 17:02:53 PDT 2006

Hello All,
  This remark catches my interest as well - Could you address that Jerry? A a quick history lesson on why Germans went to Volhynia - excluding the Manifestos of Catherine the Great? 

rlyster at telusplanet.net wrote:
  Hi Jerry,
You seem well informed of many historical things. And you made reference 
that Catherine the Great was not responsible for German immigration to Russia 
except for Volga Germans. Do you then know another reason? I am very 
interested in understanding this. Can you recommend some reading?
Also have you any more information about resettlement issues due to WWII and 
why these things happened?
I am trying to understand the movement of relatives from Wohlynia to Siberia 
to Warthegau and finally to Germany and then to Canada. Also what was the 
impulse that had these folks also come to "America" in the early 1900's (my 
grandfather Ritz came for a couple of years and then went back).
I would be very greatful for any information or links to information that 
you could supply.

Rita Lyster

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