Re: 1910 Census lists German as language, but country of origin is "Russia. #ukraine #russia


Jules Levin
 

Catherine settled German sectarian colonists in the Ukraine or some
other area in Central Russia.  I think she thought her fellow Germans
would teach the Russian peasants better farming methods. They retained
their language; I knew a fellow student in the UCLA Slavic Department in
the 60's whose family came from that area. They had settled in a similar
sectarian community in the US, I believe in the Dakotas somewhere, and
still retained a slight German accent, like some Amish or that one-time
famous band leader from Yankton (name escapes me).  Those people did not
fare well in Russia in WW II.

Jules Levin


On 12/31/2020 11:26 AM, Herbert Lazerow wrote:
    Three areas governed by Russia where the dominant language might
have been German:
    Northern Poland, adjacent to what was then East Prussia.
    Parts of present-day Latvia, then ruled by Russia, had a Germanic
culture.
    After WW1, western Ukraine was transferred from the
Austro-Hungarian Empire, where the ambient language must have been
German, to Russia.  That would not have applied in 1910.
Bert
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