Mostly We Walked: The Werners from Russia-One German Family's Story of Immigration

Mostly We Walked: The Werners from Russia-One German Family's Story of Immigration

by Shirley Werner
     
 

"We must have walked a thousand miles," wrote my grandfather, Ernst Oscar Werner, about his family’s journey from Siberia to Danzig in 1918–1919. This ethnic German family, who had lived in Ukraine and Russia for three generations, survived war, exile, typhus, and privations and immigrated to America in 1920, when they landed at Ellis Island

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Overview

"We must have walked a thousand miles," wrote my grandfather, Ernst Oscar Werner, about his family’s journey from Siberia to Danzig in 1918–1919. This ethnic German family, who had lived in Ukraine and Russia for three generations, survived war, exile, typhus, and privations and immigrated to America in 1920, when they landed at Ellis Island and found a home in southern New Jersey. Their story is told against the background of the dramatic historical changes that were reshaping Russia, Europe, and America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045850957
Publisher:
Shirley Werner
Publication date:
04/23/2014
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
78,601
File size:
174 KB

Meet the Author

Shirley Werner was born in a different place but grew up in the village of Trumansburg, New York, in the township of Ulysses, north of Ithaca. She acquired an education at Brandeis University, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Yale University and holds a doctorate from Yale. She has taught Latin and Greek.

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