[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] German Prussians vs German Russians

Klaus-Guenter Leiss LeissKG at web.de
Sun Sep 15 01:44:09 PDT 2013

Am 14 Sep 2013 um 0:46 hat Charlotte Dubay geschrieben:
> There are two kinds of Germans from Russia too..
>     Those that were from Russia (Volhynia) and
>     Those from Poland, who gave Russia as their home.   
>            -because they  were told they were Russian sometime after
>            1854(?)
> Yes, some of my relatives said that they were born in Poland (Luts'k) where
> there was not actual Poland all the years that my ancestors were there.
> They still considered themselves German Lutherans, spoke only German.
> (until Russia demanded that they learn Russian in school, around 1940s.)
> They soon left (after communists shot the husband) - walking 4 months to
> the west. 
> Charlotte DuBay
> hoeserhistory at aol.com
Since Poland, after the first World War, conquered parts of Russia 
(including Western Volhynia), your relatives from Luts'k lived in Poland
between 1921 and 1939. They also had to go to a polish school during that 

Klaus Leiss

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