On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 09:32 AM, Bob Roudman wrote:
where in Russia that he came from this the only documented hint that his language was German
Possibly Kaliningrad, an area along the Baltic Sea, today between Poland and Lithuania, which which used to be ruled by Germany and is today part of Russia, although it is not physically connected to the rest of the Russia (sort of like Alaska and the rest of the U.S.).
Possibly one of the parts of Poland that were ruled by Prussia (which was German-speaking) or Austria (also German-speaking) at some times in history and by Russia at other times in history.
Possibly Lithuania or Latvia, which were part of Russia until World War One.
Or really anywhere, since he could have lived in a Germany-speaking place as a child and moved to Russia as an adult.
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