Like North America before the turn of the 1900s, South America was a land of opportunity—a magnet of immigration from Europe and Asia. Many of these immigrants were directly related to Germans from Russia in the United States and Canada. They were a mixture of Black Sea Germans, Volga Germans, Volhynian Germans, Bessarabian Germans, and Mennonites.
We (Never) Don’t Forget: South American Germans from Russia examines the history, language, music, religion, foodways, and culture of this ethnic group and chronicles how these traditions are flourishing across generations.
Producers: Bob Dambach, Michael Miller
Narrator: Dan Michaels
Editor: Andy Garske
Videographers: David Geck, Dave Grant, Barbara Gravel, Ben Stommes
Closed Captioning: Armour Captioning
Production funding provided in part by Arthur Flegel, Michael Miller, Maria
Kaiser MacTavish, Donald Schenk, and by the members of Prairie Public.