The sixth documentary in Prairie Public Broadcast’s series about the legacy of the Germans from Russia.
A co-production of PPB and NDSU, 2010.
The title was the reaction of one German-Russian immigrant upon arriving on the plains of the Midwest. As many who came to the region seeking a land of promise and opportunity, she and her family endured and prevailed on this rich, expansive landscape.
Five representative Germans from Russia who have attained success and stability (Arthur Flegel, Debra Marquart, Al Neuharth, Henry Schmick, and Brian Schweitzer) share their insights on the process of becoming Americans in this oral history project written by Dona Reeves-Marquardt and Lewis R. Marquardt.