[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] german russians?

Dave Obee daveobee at shaw.ca
Thu Feb 10 09:34:52 PST 2011

Speaking to a Ukrainian group, I would make a point of noting that all of my families of interest were in Ukraine, but the overall group was better known as Germans from Russia or Russian Germans. It would be bad to ignore the Ukrainian connection.

And I have told some crowds that even though we call ourselves Germans from Russia, my research takes me to Poland and Ukraine, so maybe Poles from Ukraine would be more logical.

That way all bases are covered.

Dave Obee

----- Original Message -----
From: GABRIELE GOLDSTONE <ggoldstone1 at shaw.ca>
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:31
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] german russians?
To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org

> Hi,
> I did a little presentation yesterday to a local ukr. cultural 
> group here in Wpg. The topic was 'kulaks' based on research I 
> did for my book, The Kulak's Daughter.
> It mostly went quite well - except some people were upset that I 
> called my family German Russians as opposed to German 
> Ukrainians. Perhaps I should be calling them German Soviets? Any 
> comments on this sensitive issue? Maybe this has been discussed 
> before.gabe
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