[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Volhynian Village Adventure Tours
DLPratt123 at aol.com
DLPratt123 at aol.com
Sun Apr 3 14:29:03 PDT 2016
Just wanted to say that I greatly enjoyed last September's tour. If you are
contemplating your own Volhynian adventure, I would encourage you to do so
sooner rather than later. One of the highlights of each village was our
search for a person (usually a woman) old enough to remember Volhynia in the
1930s, before the last Germans had to leave. Needless to say, with every
passing year, such people grow fewer in number, and eventually there won't be
any more. Also, the political situation was not bad last September, but
who knows what it will be five years from now. If you go, I'm sure you'll
have a great time. We all did (see the article about our trip in the SGGEE
journal for last December). Alex is a wonderful guide.
In a message dated 1/6/2016 3:00:05 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
ger-poland-volhynia-request at sggee.org writes:
VOLHYNIAN VILLAGE ADVENTURE TOURS
May 19-31, 2016 and September 6-16, 2016
Take Your Pick
For over 20 years, I have been leading tours to Volhynia to help Russian
Germans find their ancestral roots. Now, at 83 years of age, it?s time to
turn the business over to my associate in Ukraine, Alex Brzhezitskyy.
Alex has assisted me on my tours for over 12 years, caring for all the
land arrangements, and has done a number of customized tours on his own,
including the 2015 tour. He is highly qualified to continue these
?once-in-a-lifetime? tours. He speaks five languages fluently, including German, has done
extensive archival research, is knowledgeable in German and Russian
history, and knows the German villages, where your ancestors lived, like the back
of your hand. He has also been instrumental in working with sggee in
obtaining the Lutheran church records in Zhitomir and Rovno.
I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him to you for a small
group, hassle-free tour. The tours usually fill up within two or three months
of the announced date of departure.
Donald N. Miller.
TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE, CONTACT
Alex at alexguaki at gmail.com
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