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"Being and remaining what they are" is one of
the main contributions that German-Russian
people have made to the Nebraska plains,
according to Roger Welsch, UNL assistant
professor of English .
He said the German-Russians have added to
the diversity of America, and he compared the
ethnic group to one of the squares of material in
a patchwork quilt.
"The one square by itself doesn't mean
much," he said, "but taken together they're
Welsch also said that the German-Russian
people had an impact on the plains by providing
a counterpoint to hasty change and by
strengthening the independence of the United
States with their own independence.
Lectures on impact
Welsch spoke Wednesday night in the first of a
three-series lecture on the impact of the
German-Russians on Nebraska's history and
His lectures are in connection with a series
sponsored by the National Humanities . Series ,
Midwest Center in Madison, Wis.
Lectures are being prepared in each state
about the influence of some ethnic group on the
state's culture, and the lectures will be recorded
and distributed to radio stations on a weekly
basis, Welsch said.
"The history of German-Russians is powerful
and dramatic," Welsch said.
He explained that they left Germany in the
18th century and moved to Russia, where they
were sponsored by Katherine the Great, who was
Opportunity to own land
Two reasons for the move were the chance for
religious freedom and, most important, the
opportunity to own their own land.
Times were good in Russia for the first 100
years, after which alteration of conditions and
the onset of the Russo-Japanese war forced them
out of Russia, and brought them in droves to
America and the Plains, where their hbor was
needed for the rail yards and sugar beet fields,
"In Lincoln, members of this ethnic group
soon made up a substantial proportion of the
city," Welsch said. "The !North Bottoms' just
north of UNL and the 'South Bottoms,' just
south of the railroad yards, still retain some of
their ethnic flavor."
Welsch's mother was from the North Bottoms
and his father from the Louth Bottoms.
There were many intermarriages between the
North and South Bottoms, Welsch said, and they
all had something of a "Romeo and Juliet flavor
He explained that there was a great deal of
factionalism in the German-Russian
communities, and that the Tenth St. viaduct was
the dividing line for fighting among the teenage
boys in Lincoln.
Because of the two world wars and the
resulting hatred of Germans, there was a time
when people were forced to deny their heritage,
and because of th"t much of it was lost, Welsch
Now, Welsch said, the "one-time curse of
German-Russian heritage has become a source of
Welsch said that "ten years ago you couldn't
have gotten 100 people in a town to admit they
were German, let alone go to a meeting about
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