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Message from Allyn Brosz

Electronic mail message from Allyn Brosz, Washington, DC, 2 November 2010


Dear Ronald Giesinger,

I'd like to express my appreciation and gratitude regarding your decision to donate your father's research collection to the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection.

I was privileged to service with Adam Giesinger on the board of directors of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, and I can recall many delightful and informative conversations when we attended board meetings around the country. I also marveled at the breadth of his knowledge of our common heritage. Even today I will occasionally discover an apparently obscure source of information about the Germans in Russia. Then I consult "From Catherine to Kruschev" and discover that he had read that source years ago.

I also recall with delight the enthusiasm he showed when he mastered the computer. While we served together on the board, he produced and presented to AHSGR the complete edited text of Gottlieb Beratz's book on the Volga Germans.

Please express my gratitude to your siblings as well for your thoughtful and generous gift. I know that many researchers will benefit from having access to this collection.

Best Wishes

Allyn Brosz
Washington, DC, USA

Besser a Glatze als gar kein Hoor!

Reprinted with permission of Ronald Giesinger and Allyn Brosz.

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