English Language Sources on Russian-Germans
Compiled by J. Otto Pohl
Alexeyeva, Ludmilla, Soviet Dissent: Contemporary Movements for National, Religious, and Human Rights (Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1985).
Bachmann, Berta, trans. Duin, Edgar, Memories of Kazakhstan: A Report on the Life Experience of a German Woman in Russia (Lincoln, NE: AHSGR, 1983).
Bender, Ida, trans., Anderson, Laurel, Anderson, Carl and Wiest, William, The Dark Abyss of Exile: The Story of Survival (Fargo, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State University Libraries, 2000).
Brown, Kate, A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2005).
Brown, Kate, “Gridded Lives: Why Kazakhstan and Montana are Nearly the Same Place,” American Historical Review, vol. 106, no. 1.
Conquest, Robert, The Nation Killers: The Soviet Deportation of Nationalities (New York, Macmillan, 1970).
Daes, Nelly, ed. trans. Holland, Nancy, Gone without a Trace: German-Russian Women In Exile (Lincoln, NE: AHSGR, 2001).
Dupper, Alexander, trans., “The Desperate Struggle of the Soviet Germans for their Human Rights and for Permission to Emigrate to Germany,” Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, vol. 6, no. 1 (Spring 1983).
Dyck, Johannes, “Revival as Church Restoration: Patterns of a Revival Among Ethnic Germans in Central Asia after World War II,” Transformation, vol. 21, no. 3 (July 2004).
Fleischhauer, Ingeborg and Pinkus, Benjamin, The Soviet Germans: Past and Present (London: C. Hurst and Company, 1986).
Isakov, Konstantin, "1941-Other Germans," New Times, no. 17, 1990.
Karklins, Rasma, Ethnic Relations in the USSR: The Perspective from Below (Boston, MA: Allen & Unwin, 1986).
Kloberdanz, Timothy and Rosalinda, Thunder on the Steppe: Volga German Folklife in Changing Russia (Lincoln, NE: AHSGR, 1993).
Koch, Fred, The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977).
Lohr, Eric, Nationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign Against Enemy Aliens During World War I (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003).
Long, James, “The Volga Germans and the Famine of 1921,” The Russian Review, Vol. 51, October 1992.
Long, James, From Privileged to Dispossessed: The Volga Germans, 1860-1917 (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1988).
Martin, Terry, “Stalinist Forced Relocation Policies: Patterns, Causes, Consequences,” in Weiner, Myron and Russell, Sharon Stanton, eds., Demography and National Security (New York: Berghahn Books, 2002).
Mukomel, Vladimir and Pain, Emil, "Deported Peoples in Central Asia," in Naumkin, Vitaly, ed., State, Religion and Society in Central Asia: A Post-Soviet Critique (Reading, UK: Ithaca Press, 1993).
Overy, Richard, The Dictators: Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia (London: Allen Lane, 2004).
Pohl, J. Otto, “Stalin’s Genocide Against the ‘Repressed Peoples,’” Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 2, no. 2 (June 2000).
Pohl, J. Otto, Ethnic Cleansing in the USSR, 1937-1949 (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999).
Pohl, J. Otto, The Stalinist Penal System: A Statistical History of Soviet Repression and Terror, 1930-1953 (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1997).
Polian, Pavel, Against Their Will: The History and Geography of Forced Migrations in The USSR (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2004).
Schmaltz, Eric J., An Expanded Bibliography and Reference Guide for the Former Soviet Union’s Ethnic Germans: Issues of Ethnic Autonomy, Group Repression, Cultural Assimilation, and Mass Migration in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (Fargo, ND: GRHC, NDSU Libraries, 2002).
Schmaltz, Eric and Sinner, Samuel, “’You Will Die Under Ruins and Snow’: The Soviet Repression of Russian Germans as a Case Study of Successful Genocide,” Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 4, no. 3 (September 2002).
Sheehy, Ann and Nahaylo, Bohdan, The Crimean Tatars, Volga Germans and Meskhetians: Soviet Treatment of some National Minorities (London: Minority Rights Group, 1986).
Simon, Gerhard, trans. Karen and Oswald Forster, Nationalism and Policy Toward the Nationalities in the Soviet Union: From Totalitarian Dictatorship to Post-Stalinist Society (Boulder, CO: Westview, 1991).
Sinner, Samuel D., The Open Wound: The Genocide of German Ethnic Minorities in Russia and the Soviet Union, 1915-1949 and Beyond (Fargo, ND: GRHC, NDSU Libraries, 2000).
Stricker, Gerd, “Ethnic Germans in Russia and the Former Soviet Union, “ in Wolff, Stefan, ed., German Minorities in Europe: Identity and Cultural Belonging (NY: Berghahn Books, 2000).
Toews, John B., Journeys: Mennonite Stories of Faith and Survival in Stalin’s Russia (Winnipeg, MAN: Kindred Productions, 1998).
Vossler, Ronald, We’ll Meet in Heavan: Germans in the Soviet Union Write Their American Relatives: 1917-1937 (Fargo, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State University, 2001).
Willems, Joachim, “Russian German Lutheran ‘Brotherhoods’ in the Soviet Union and in the CIS: Comments on their Confessional Identity and on their Position in ELCROS,” Religion, State & Society, vol. 30, no. 3 (2002).