Journal, Vol. 33, No. 4 – Winter 2010

On the Cover: A photograph of twelve family members, the family of Joan Breit’s mother, Barbara Basgall Urban, Barbara’s husband is George Urban. Articles: The Winners of the AHSGR Annual Storytelling Contest: First Place Winner, “Those Darn Geese!” by Anne M. Stang; Second Place Winner, “A Story of Survival” by Anne M. Stang; Third Place Winner, “Beten Fur Uns – Pray For Us” by Joan Breit; “It’s All Earth and Sky: A Video Documentary” by Dona B. Reeves-Marquardt and Lewis R. Marquardt; “Celebrate: Faith, Family, Tradition” by Jerry McInnis; “In Father’s Home Village – The Bloody Retaliation in Mariental in April 1921” by Emma Rische, Volk Auf Dem Weg, 2009, English translation by Mervin Weiss; “Germans on the Russian-Chinese Border” by Hans Thierbach, Heimatbuch 1965, English translation by Cleon F. Ochsner; “Genetic Genealogy and Medical Screening of Germans from Russia” by Frank Jacobs; “Inaugural Conference on German Russian Studies” Colorado State University Academic Session June 26, 2009, Conference notes written by Lauren Brantner; “‘It is Like an Open-air Museum on Volga German History:’ About a Trip to the Volga German Villages” (an interview with Alexander Spack.) by Tatjana Schell.

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