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        The Germans from Russia | Those Left Behind and Remembering

        Learn about the Germans left behind in Russia, who saw much strife during the years of 1915-1945. Over one million of them died. They were struck by two World Wars, imprisonment in Siberia, and enslavement. Many wrote touching and pleading letters to their families in America and many lost touch with their relatives during this time. Today many Germans from Russia visit the United States, and descendants of Germans from Russia visit the Steppe, trying to connect with relatives and places from long ago. Children of the Steppe, Children of the Prairie is the story of the Germans from Russia -- agricultural pioneers on several continents whose quest for land and peace shaped them into a distinctive and enduring ethnic group.

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