© 2007 – Routledge
256 pages | 10 B/W Illus.
The Germans were a very substantial minority in Russia, and many leading figures, including the Empress Catherine the Great, were German. Using rarely seen archival information, this book provides an account of the experiences of the Germans living in the Soviet Union from the early post-revolution period to the post-Soviet era following the collapse of communism. Setting out the history of this minority group and explaining how they were affected by the Soviet regime’s nationality policies, the book:
1. 'Many Germans' – Germanic Communities in the Russian Empire 2. Many Deportations and their Legal Basis 3. 1941–1945 Intentions and Realities of Early Years 4. Life in Special Settlements 5. Women's Dimension of Soviet Exile and the End to Hardships 6. Long-Term Consequences of Deportation and Exile: The Formation of Ethnic Identity among Germans in the Soviet Union 7. At the End of the Road…