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Journal, Vol. 04, No. 1 - Spring 1981

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Cover: The cover portrait of Julius Wenzler introduces us to another sensitive translation by Sally T. Hieb of a chapter in the Wolhynisches Tagebuch. (See review in Journal Vol. 2, No. 3.)
  • Adam Giesinger's contributions to this issue are "Villages in Which Our Forefathers Lived: Early Daughter Colonies Near Mariupol"; "Germans From Russia in Germany in the 1950s"; and "The Origins of AHSGR: The Organizational Meetings."

  • Timothy J. Kloberdanz's "Folklore Forum" reappears, this time with riddles told by the Germans from Russia.

  • "We Sing Our History" by Lawrence A. Weigel adds to our knowledge of our folklore.

  • Personal recollections among the German colonists in Russia are found in the memoirs of David Weigum, "Aus Heimat und Leben: About My Life and Homeland, " translated by Dona Reeves and Leona Pfeifer; "Wanderers on the Steppes in Old Russia" by A. F. Wanner, translated by A. Becker; and "A Voice From the Past: A German-Russian Life," by Christian Welsch, with an introduction by Roger L. Welsch.

  • Newcomer to the Journal is Edward R. Brandt, who presents "Drought Child," a poem.

  • This issue concludes with reviews of additions to the loan collection: Readings in American Folklore by Jan Harold Brunvand; The Soviet Germans in the USSR Today by Sidney Heitman; and The Volga Germans Pioneers of the Northwest by Richard D. Scheuerman and Clifford E.Trafzer.
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