[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Hidden holocaust and implementation of collective farming; Famines, and Immigration Law
nancygertner at mac.com
Mon May 5 04:20:34 PDT 2008
I purchased a used book for my nephew that was home schooled.
It had a photo in it of two young men 'implementing' collective
farming with two old women, sisters, about 100 years old.
I think the peasant sisters had no teeth, and no smiles.
The young men wore uniforms and smiles as they imposed the new policy
upon the women that had spent their lives working in agriculture.
Yes, a picture can be worth 1,000 words.
The paragraphs from Lonely Planet were good also.
My immigrant ancestors who came to USA in 1876 were in contact with
siblings back in Russia until around 1916.
A County History book published then named the siblings and provided
some info, like the fact that one was in the Russian Army.
In 1918 or 1919, the US deported several hundred or thousand people
and sent them back to Russia. After the Russian Revolution,
immigrants from Russia were under suspicion of being dissidents.
Immigrants from Germany were suspected of being German sympathizers
My German Russian ancestors probably discontinued communication with
family in the old country to be obedient to their new country and
avoid deportation or suspicion of dissidence.
In 1924, new USA immigration laws greatly restricted the number of
immigrants coming from Eastern Europe, and people leaving Russia went
to Canada where they were welcomed.
EWZ records from the 1940s show that at least one Gartner from the
Grunau area survived the famine and the implementation of collective
I've been unable to determine if he survived WWII, or make contact
with any others that were descended from those family members 'left
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
On May 5, 2008, at 1:21 AM, Dr. Frank Stewner wrote:
> I forgot to mention a link to art connected to that event:
> Frank Stewner
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