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A Remembrance of the Past; Building for the Future." ~ Eve Eckert Koehler



Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors
     
 

SEVEN SUSANNAHS: DAUGHTERS OF THE DANUBE
by Eve Eckert Koehler
Published in 1976 by the Danube Swabian Societies of the U.S.A. and Canada to commemorate America's Bicentennial.

REVIEWS, AWARDS, MENTIONS & AMENDMENTS

 


Book Reviews -

An amazing ending, to a book of amazing stories. ~Jody McKim Pharr, January 24, 2013 

 

As shown on the back book cover:

". . . the story begins at the source of the Danube and takes us across 1800 miles to the mouth, in Romania and Russia Bicentennial Project and; Susannah V tells most of the story weaving in historical facts spanning 250 years from emigration eastward to flight and expulsions. Since it is in the English language, our own young people and the English speaking world can learn about the little known history of our people and the tragic Swabian experience in Eastern Europe."   - DER HEIMATBOTE, Bulletin of the Alliance of Danube Swabians in Canada and the U.S.A., Toronto, Canada

"You have opened up new vistas for me regarding ethnicity; yours is a most useful addition to literature of the field. You are right in pointing to the unorthodox structure of your essay. but it conveys what you wanted to give the reader." - Fred Olson, Professor of History, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

"I am impressed with this book.  I do not say that often and I see a lot of manuscripts. Your Seven Susannahs is a lovely, touching story. And the ending is perfect. Yes, I cried."  - Nancy Mack, Writer and Editor, Milwaukee

"It was a privilege to read your book. It is thrilling and gripping, especially the epilogue which is almost beyond belief. The whole book account reaches an unusual and touching climax." - Elizabeth Reining, Librarian and Educator, Laguna Hills, California

"As a historian of American immigration and ethnic groups, I cannot tell you how delighted I was with your book on your Danube Swabian ancestors; just now when our nation is celebrating its 200th anniversary, a work like yours reminds us of our pluralistic origins."  - Victor Greene, Professor of History, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

". . . it is a charming and touching account presented in an unusual fashion that conveys the very Geist of the Swabians. You have accomplished your purpose of providing a significant statement of the history and experience of a group too long overlooked and forgotten." - Nancy O. Lurie, Professor, and Curator of Anthropology, Milwaukee Public Museum

". . . I found your book delightful and fascinating. I concur fully in your efforts to get the stories of ethnic Americans to the public."
- Sidney Heitman, Professor of History, Germans from Russia in Colorado Study Project, Colorado State University

 

Book Review(s) Norman Leherer Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI., May 1878.

The Council for Wisconsin Writers, Inc.

SEVEN SUSANNAHS received an Honorable Mention from the Council for Wisconsin Writers
as one of the best non-fiction books of 1976 by a Wisconsin writer.

AWARD FOR THE YEAR
1976

COUNCIL FOR WISCONSIN WRITERS, INC.     Awards presented April 25, 1981
Judge's comments: (in the Scholarly Books division)

SECOND PLACE:   Karl Springenschmid, OUR LOST CHILDREN: JANISSARIES?
Translated by John Adam Koehler and Eve Eckert Koehler

[Published at DVHH.org 27 Jun 2014 by Jody McKim Pharr]

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