River of Tock near Pleschanowo, Neu Samara.
05. Dezember 2010
Video vom Dolinsk-Treffen 2010 auf YouTube: Teil 1
authors Dietrich Tissen and Nikolaj Tissen want give access to the
history of the German colony Neu
Samara in the area of today's Russia to the
general public on this website.
The representation of this colony happens within the scope of the whole
history of the German-Russian Mennonites. Started by the origin with
Anabaptists, about the life of the Mennonites in Prussia, the migration
to Ukraine and the spread about the whole Russian empire up to return
to German homeland is attempted to build up a coherent historical
Nevertheless, main focus of the publication is the already mentioned
Orenburg colony - Neu Samara. Her origin is treated, the villages are
introduced individually. An introduction into culture, traditions and
customs is given for the interested. Also the landscape, the climate
and the agriculture would be described. Beyond it, the religious
development in the colony is outlined for the whole settlement duration.
Primarily, we want reach with our publication former inhabitants of the
Neu Samara colony with the purpose to show them our common past.
Furthermore our website should offer to the outsiders who have
interest in this topic a coherent historical picture of the Neu Samara
colony within the scope of the German-Russian Mennonite history.
The idea for the foundation of this website came into being at a
Christmas celebration in 2003. The work on the subject is laid out for
the time of one year. Because an extension of the subjects frame would
of interest, an expansion of the working time is likely.
As an other purpose we have estimated the translation of the website
in English, Russian and Plautdietsch, in particular to be present in
Canada too. At the moment most entries are in German. We want thank
Heinrich Dück from Warendorf, Germany, for Plautdietsch
To every visitor of the website we are thankful for objective tips and
possible critical-constructive comments.
last updated December 23rd, 2018
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