Monthly Archives: February 2013

Conclusion to the Varied Ethnicity of Suwalki Province

Austrians, French, Germans, Jewish, Lithuanians, Polish, Prussians, Russians, and Ruthenians—all cultures, ethnicities, governments, languages, and religions are represented in this area in the 18th and 19th centuries. This blog concentrates on one group: “evangelische” Germans, a small minority of people … Continue reading

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Insurrection and Independence

The Lithuanians and the Poles revolted twice, in 1831 and 1861, but both attempts failed. In 1840 the Lithuanian laws were replaced by Russian laws. Lithuania was renamed the “Territory of the Northwest.” 1 In 1864 the Lithuanian language and … Continue reading

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The Lithuanian Perspective

The next two posts of the history of this area are from the Lithuanian perspective. The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, so strong in the 16th and 17th centuries, was gradually weakened until it was partitioned in 1772, 1792, and 1795. For twelve … Continue reading

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“Map of the History of the German Settlement in Lithuania”

When the book was published in 1964, the land that had been East Prussia became part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1945 and remains in the Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, today. In the upper left in Memel … Continue reading

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From Days Gone By Part 2

The information that follows is a continuation of the previous post. The pastors did not contribute anything to the German tradition and custom. Although they were German by birth, they were Polish by orientation because every citizen who believed in … Continue reading

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