Memories of Eupatoria
Erinnerung an Eupatoria
"Memories of Eupatoria." Volk auf dem Weg, July 2005, 46.
Translation from the original German text to American English
by Alex Herzog, Boulder, Colorado
The Memorial to the
Deported Peoples, on the Railroad Station Plaza in
Today's Eupatoria (Yevpatoriya), with its 100,000 residents, is
health resorts (spas) on the Crimean Peninsula that may be of lasting
to older Germans from Russia.
Anton Bosch of the Historical Research Society of Germans from
us the picture printed here. It shows the Memorial for Deported
stands on the railroad station plaza in Eupatoria, and he provided
following statistics concerning minorities deported from the city
The Germans were deported in 1941 to Siberia, Kazakhstan, etc.,
nationalities were deported in 1944.
Of course there were also Russians, Ukrainians and other people
exiled in connection with the war between Germany and the Soviet
nationalities enumerated above generally are considered to be guilty
as a group
(or clan). For the Crimean Germans, deportation affected the entire
without distinction, via the ukase (decree) issued by the Supreme
the USSR on August 28, 1941, to atone for crimes they had never
were unable to commit subsequently.
Our appreciation is extended to Alex Herzog for translation
of this article.
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