Volga lights № 8 Without Homeland (1990)

Newsreel №76513, 1 part, duration: 0:10:14, black-white
Production: Nizhne-Volzhskaya newsreel studio
Director:L. Burina
Camera operators:Yu. Popov
Sound mixer:V. Kolodeznij
Other authors:D. Popova


The issue is dedicated to the struggle of the Volga Germans to restore their autonomy.

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Wooden houses in winter.

Researcher of the history of the Autonomous Republic of Volga Germans I. A. German types on a typewriter.

Herman leafs through the documents.

Map of the Autonomous Republic of the Volga Germans.

Books and documents on the shelves in Herman's office.

Hermana tells about her work on compiling the history of the Volga Germans, their attitude to them after rehabilitation and their return to their native places in the 1960s, shows photos and documents of the delegations of Germans sent to Kazakhstan who raised the issue of returning to the Volga region.

Documents and photos of members of the Volga German delegations in 1964.

Herman tells about the state's repressions against members of delegations, about the women's delegation's trip to Moscow in 1972 and the arrest of members of the delegation in Moscow (synchronously), photos and documents of members of delegations.

Panorama of private houses in the Saratov region.

Herman talks about the loss of their native language by the descendants of the exiled Volga Germans, the negative attitude of the authorities to the idea of restoring the Autonomous Republic of the Volga Germans (synchronously), winter landscapes of the city outskirts.

Types of streets in the city of Marx, Saratov region.

People on the streets of the city.

Elderly Germans, residents of the city say that they do not have full political rights, that they are insulted on national grounds, that their children do not want to know German as a child, and that their civil rights are not respected throughout their lives (synchronously).

A passenger train passes by.

Houses and streets in the private sector of Marx.

Winter Volga landscape.

Svetlana Vorumsbecher talks about her life, her parents and native places, about her activities to restore the Autonomous Republic of the Volga Germans, about preserving the national culture and the opportunities that have appeared for this, about the inconveniences of life and the oppressive atmosphere of hatred around, threats to the Germans (synchronously).

Views of the streets of Marx, passers-by on the streets.

Panorama of a residential block with a broken and abandoned heating main.

Panorama of the courtyard of a private house.

Herman is working at his Desk, looking at a photo album.

Photos in the album.

Panorama of the city's outskirts.

An elderly woman stands at the entrance to the courtyard.

Face of women.

Calendar: 1990

Locations: Saratov region [801]

Seasons: Winter [823]

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