Fred C. Koch, who came to the U.S.A. from the Volga German colony of Kolb at the age of five, has spent his entire career on newspapers in the State of Washington: in Wenatchee, Cashmere, Spokane, and Seattle. During World War II he served with the Office of War Information in London, the Office of Psychological Warfare in Paris, and military government in Frankfurt and Berlin. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and is active in the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.
As a youth growing up, even until I reached 37 years of age, my mother was convinced she was German. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. William Anderson @theseinspire
The book was good! Lots of research and facts and that is what I liked about it. I gave my copy to my son and then ordered another one for another son. They really liked it too!Published 7 months ago by Dorothy Lansing
This is a 'must-have' book if you want to learn about the Volga Germans. The author provides a detailed insight into the settling of the first German colonies in Russia's Volga... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Debra Hao
Outstanding summary of the Volga-German history. We grew up with the 'Old Ones' telling their stories. I always want to fill in some blanks. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bobbinjayn
Great information. Lots of personal interest~what the people did, how they lived. Enjoyable reading. Great tie-in with genealogy research.Published on April 26, 2010 by Bella