Monthly Archives: January 2016

Multiple Language and Cultural Self-Identities Post 4

CONCLUSIONS 1. Most literate Russian Germans in Suwalki in the 19th century were bilingual in Polish. By the early 20th century variations in the written Russian language were of Polish rather than German origin. Individual variations of Russian, German and … Continue reading

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Conclusion to the –at Ancestors

The –at ancestors and those they married were peasants who lived in close proximity in villages and on manor farms. Their jobs were those of skilled (blacksmiths and farmers) and unskilled (homeworkers and servants) workers. Their meager living conditions can … Continue reading

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Multiple Language and Cultural Self-Identities Post 3 RUSSIAN TEXTS (1868-1917)

1. This term seems to reaffirm the Imperial Russian perspective that the Russian Germans were marked as a foreign group. The earliest Mariampole records were written by Pastor Lange. Literate Germans were taught to write their names in Sunday School … Continue reading

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