[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.

Dan Pratt

In a message dated 1/6/2016 3:00:05 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
ger-poland-volhynia-request at sggee.org writes:



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.


Alex at  alexguaki at gmail.com

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