|Work Paper #11 (April 1973)
The cover photograph of German-Russian women at prayer in the Friedland refugee camp begins the theme of the issue: the migration of Soviet Germans back to Germany and attempts of Germans in the Soviet Union to regain the right to settle in the former colonial areas. Included are two articles by Emma S. Haynes, "The Arrival of Soviet Germans in Germany" and "The Restoration of the Volga German Republic." Ann Sheehy contributes a translation of a conversation between A. I. Mikoyan and a delegation of Volga Germans petitioning for civil rights in June of 1965, and LaVern Rippley translates an article from Der Spiegel entitled "Soviet German Citizens, Now You May Come Over!" Other contributions include two articles concerning the German colonies on the Volga by Rev. Brunau and Rev. Reitzer (translated by Arthur Flegel and Paul G. Reitzer, respectively; a reprint of three articles from Farmland News concerning contributions of German Russians to American society; and three short articles about German Russians in Ellis County, Kansas. Regular features include the president's letter and the genealogy report with passenger lists and a surname exchange.