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"Life Under Tyranny" 
by Peter Goldade 
Review by: Peter Goldade
This important work is based on a mountain of previously unpublished material the author obtained mostly from the State Archives of Odessa Region located in Odessa, Ukraine. Almost all of the documents pertain to the German-Russian Kutschurgan Colonies, especially Selz, Elsass, Baden, Strassburg, and Kandel, but other documents concern Mannheim and little known Kutschurgan villages and khutors. Also included are some stray villages like Alexanderfeld in the Liebental Colony Group.
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"The German Colonies in Volhynia: The Nineteenth to the Early Twentieth Century" 
by By Mykhailo Kostiuk PhD, Translated by Inna Stryukova, Edited by Richard Benert 
Review by: Ken Vogele
This book presents the most definitive history of the Volhynian Germans to date. The author has researched Volhynian minorities, especially Germans, since 1993 and has over 100 scholarly articles to his credit. Much of his information comes from a comprehensive study of vast Ukrainian archives that had been ignored by Soviet historians because of their overriding anti-German bias.