[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Proposal for a memorial page

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Wed Jan 17 06:12:29 PST 2007

As it stands right now, I already have significant material that I 
simply do not have time to compile and get on the site.  Sometimes 
new material that is quick and easy to install gets priority over 
other more important stuff that takes more time.

However, if a volunteer steps up to the plate to collect material and 
set it up for web use, I will be more than happy to work with them by 
setting up pages for it on our site.  The only criteria would be that 
the material must be relevant to either Volhynian or Russian Poland 
Germans which is the focus of the site.  Obviously they were a part 
of larger mass expulsions but focus should be on them.  In addition, 
remember that material posted cannot hold existing copyrights.  Such 
a volunteer would not have to have web design experience but must 
have the ability to obtain permission to publish if applicable and to 
collect information, photos, drawings, etc.

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
SGGEE Webmaster

At 10:39 PM 16/01/2007, Dave Obee wrote:
>Nelson Itterman from Edmonton has an idea that might be worth considering.
>Nelson says he would like to see the SGGEE website have a place where we can
>remember the hardships faced by our ancestors. He notes that it has been
>easy for many people to forget what happened in the Soviet Union between the
>wars, with 10 million or 20 million people dying in the gulags, mines or
>labor camps, or simply through starvation. These people came from many
>different ethnic groups, including the German settlers in Volhynia.
>The suffering has certainly been reflected in the EWZ files, which note that
>many people were taken away. And of course it is reflected in the
>resettlement documents from the 1930s, documents that are the subject of an
>SGGEE indexing project.
>What are your thoughts? Should we add a memorial section to our website?
>Dave Obee

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