|Work Paper #19 (December 1975)
Cover: A winter scene in Gross-Werder, Chernigov Region, Russia. The issue features a fold-out map of German areas in the Soviet Union prepared by Karl Stumpp. Emma S. Haynes contributes a description of the map and the Soviet census material on which it was based as well as her "Report From Germany," which contains an interview with the compiler of a German Samizdat. John B. Toews begins a three-part series on "Documents on Mennonite Life in Russia 1930-1940" with an article on forced collectivization and the Stalinist terror. Adam Giesinger continues his series of village reports with chronicles of the Khortitsa Mennonite settlement. The issue inaugurates two new sections: a Folklore Forum with articles and reader contributions edited by Timothy J. Kloberdanz (topic for this issue: Folk Medicine) and a series on the music of the Germans from Russia by Lawrence A. Weigel. Other articles include Roger L. Welsch's study of "Two Centuries of Cultural Submergence and Resurgence" among the Germans from Russia; "A Note on the Pennsylvania Germans and the Russian Germans" by Robert H. Billigmeier; a history of the Bessarabian village of Hoffnungstal; and a picture visit to a Hutterite colony.