History > Famines

The Volga Germans experienced periodic famines with both natural and man-made causes.

  • Famine 1891-1892
  • Famine 1921-1922
  • Famine 1932-1933
  • Other Famine Information

  • The Volga Relief Society
  • Famine letters published in Die Welt-Post
  • Famine articles
  • Read and excerpt from "In the Land of Tolstoi: Experiences of Famine and Misrule in Russia"
  • Last updated 10 February 2015.
    American Relief Administration (ARA) Transport column on the frozen Volga River at Tsaritsyn (Volgograd) in the early 1920s.