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From: Vera Beljakova <>
Subject: Re: [GV] Camels living today on the Volga
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 19:26:26 +0200
"Kindsvater, Sergej" wrote:
> As to my grandmother Rahel Kindsvater, nee Fritzler, from Grimm (Lesnoy
> Karamysh), her father's camels where not eaten, but confiscated by the
> Budyonnyi Red Army Cavalry when they fought against White Guarde Wrangel
> forces during the civil war in 1919.
> People ate prairee dogs afterwords during starvation years in 1920s/1930s.
Small world. My stepfather was with Wrangel's army but didn't mention
camels. He did mention though that they still fought
(sometimes, some of them) with lances !
I also have a photos of the German lanciers (yes, with real lances
and real horses -.....)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vera Beljakova [mailto:]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 6:37 PM
> Subject: [GV] Camels living today on the Volga
> You can still find camels in the former Volga German region. Earlier
> summer I visited my ancestral village of Pavlovka (Paulskoye)---a
> next door to Marx (Katharinenstadt). I took a photograph of a camel! I
> know how the owners used the animal...I didn't ask.
> Tim Weeder
> Village Co-ordinator for Paulskoye
> this is amazing !
> I read that all the camels died or got eaten up by hungry /starving GRs
> after WW1 and Civil War and Starvation Years.
> And thereafter camels were not re-introduced...
> Well, well - the Renaissance of the Volga camel,
> but do they still plough fields and put wagon carts ?