Category Archives: Ethnicities

The people of this area includes Balts, Germans, Jews, Lithuanians, Poles, Prussians, Russians, and others.

Lithuanians in Winnipeg

Note: In The Illusion of Peace Victoria Estes used this text as part of her research. https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2017/12/16/the-illusion-of-peace-the-fate-of-the-baltic-displaced-persons-1945-1952-by-victoria-marite-helga-eastes-post-13/ Lithuanians had settled in Winnipeg in the 1920s. They “lived through the Hungry Thirties when the government seemed largely indifferent to the fate … Continue reading

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POST 1 Introduction to the EWZ Records

Ever since the EWZ (Einwanderer-zentralstelle), the Immigrant Control Center, records became accessible in the mid 1990s, I have thought that they might have information about the family ancestors who did not immigrate. When I started to study these records in … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name Revisited: (German Family Names of Prussian Origin) by Max Mechow

The first ten posts on this blog discussed -at surnames in East Prussia and Lithuania.  See https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/whats-in-a-name-5/ and the following nine posts. In May 2016 I revisited this subject in the post below and the one which follows  it. https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2016/05/01/addendum-post-3-ethnicities-of-a-name-prusi-and-maps/Continue reading

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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

In May 2014 I wrote about Between the Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. See https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/list-of-books-read/. Even though originally written for young adults, I found the book to be an intriguing look at the deportation of Lithuanians under the USSR. … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Peace: The Fate of the Baltic Displaced Persons, 1945-1952 Australia, Canada, and the Baltic DPs, 1947-1952

The following post contains significant information quoted and paraphrased from resources at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum Library and Archives and focuses on the history of Germans in Lithuania. It is shared here for its scholarly and historical perspective and … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Peace: The Fate of the Baltic Displaced Persons, 1945-1952 America and the Baltics Post 16

The following post contains significant information quoted and paraphrased from resources at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum Library and Archives and focuses on the history of Germans in Lithuania. It is shared here for its scholarly and historical perspective and … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Peace: The Fate of the Baltic Displaced Persons, 1945-1952 The DP Experience, 1946 -1949

The following post contains significant information quoted and paraphrased from resources at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum Library and Archives and focuses on the history of Germans in Lithuania. It is shared here for its scholarly and historical perspective and … Continue reading

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