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Catherine's Grandchildren: A Short History of the Russian-Germans Under Soviet Rule

By J. Otto Pohl

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, AHSGR Monograph 2009-01, 2009, 106 page, softcover.


This publication provides a general history of the ethnic group between 1917 and 1987 covering the turbulent political, social, economic and cultural changes experience by the Russian-Germans in the USSR during these seven decades. It is based upon extensive research conducted in Russian, German and English languages.

About the author:

J. Otto Pohl is an associate professor of International and Comparative Politics at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He earned his B.A. (1992) in History from Grinnell College, Grinnel, Iowa, and an M.A. (2002) and Ph.D. (2004) in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom. Pohl is the author of two books, The Stalinist Penal System (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1997)  and Ethnic Cleansing in the USSR, 1937-1949 (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999). He has also written a number of shorter pieces on the subject of national deportations in the USSR. Among the journals that have featured his work are Journal of Genocide Research, Human Rights Review, and Journey of Interdisciplinary History.


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