[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] OBIT: Ewald Wuschke

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Fri Nov 7 12:43:59 PST 2008

We have just been advised that Ewald Wuschke passed away last night after suffering a major stroke on Monday.

Many of you will know Ewald as the publisher for many years of Wandering Volhynians magazine (founded by Ron Neumann).  He was one of few people in North America who early on understood the importance and large numbers of the German immigrants with origins in Volhynia and Russian Poland.  For over 50 years he collected materials and data about these immigrant families.  Though he was never part of our Society, it was this magazine that originally coalesced its subscribers into a recognizable group, some of whom eventually founded SGGEE.  In recent years his library of research materials was transferred from his home in Vancouver, British Columbia to the care of the Historical Society of Germans from Volhynia and Poland located in Edmonton, Alberta.  

It is too early to provide a detailed obituary.  If any of you that knew him finds one, please feel free to provide it in response to this message.

Jerry Frank, Calgary, AB
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca

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