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Josefstal, also known by its’ Russian name of Skripalovo, was founded in the year 1852 by German colonists. It was located near the Volga River in the Tsarist Province of Saratov. The year 1941 saw the entire German population of this village and the other German colonies banished to Siberia. In 1963 Josefstal was destroyed, in keeping with the Soviet plan to abolish what they considered non-productive small villages.

Please help us preserve the memory of Josefstal, and the many people that lived there.  We would love to see your old photographs, letters or documents!  You can send them to tedgerk@yahoo.com


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